West Wickham and Streetly End

West Wickham & District Gardening Club

The Club arranges monthly talks on the 3rd Monday of the month from September to April on a wide variety of subjects from particular plant species to gardening techniques, from individual gardens to the history of gardening. In the summer months there are evening visits to gardens in the local area and usually a longer day trip by coach to further afield. In May each year we hold our renowned Plant Sale on a Saturday morning in the Village Hall. In August we hold our Annual Show, open to all Club members and to all residents of West Wickham, Streetly End and surrounding villages. The Club has an account with a leading seed company that means that seeds can be purchased at a discount.

The Club is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and Club members can access their advice service free of charge.

Gardening Club programme for 2019

Monday 21 January.       The art of composting. Talk by Chris Field of Field Compost.

Monday 18 February.     Groundcover. Talk by Tim Fuller of Plantsman’s Preference Nursery, Diss.

Monday 18 March.         Unusual plants. Talk by Colin Ward of Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, Market  Deeping.

Monday 15 April.            Bulbs galore – spring planting for summer colour. Talk by Matthew Long of Riverside Bulbs, Monks Eleigh.

Saturday 18 May.            Plant Sale. 10.30 – 12.00, West Wickham Village Hall.

Sunday 23 June.              Coach trip to West Acre Gardens & Nursery and Mannington Hall.

Monday ? July.                 Evening garden visit – to be confirmed.

Saturday 24 August.        Annual Show. 2.30 – 4.30, West Wickham Village Hall.

Monday 16 September.   Annual General Meeting.

Monday 15 October.        Hostas. Talk by Melanie Collins of Mickfield Histas, Stowmarket.

Monday 18 November.    Desert gardens as havens for biodiversity: What lessons can be learnt from the Bedouin                                         of South Sinai?. Talk by Olivia Norfolk.

Monday 16 December.    Christmas Quiz and social evening.

Monday evening meetings are held in West Wickham Village Hall starting at 7.30 pm

Further details from: Rosemary Yallop. T: 01799 584262

Chairman: Arthur Mawby. 23 Burton End. West Wickham. Cambridge CB21 4SD

Tel: 01223 290474. Email: arthur.mawby@mypostoffice.co.uk