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 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 2021

Due to the covid-19 crisis, the club is currently not able to hold meetings. However, the club’s committee have put together a programme of talks on Zoom for the next few months and would be happy to welcome non-members who wish to join us. Our talks are as follows:

Monday 18 January.   John Anderson, the Keeper of Gardens at Windsor Great Park will talk on the Savill and Valley Gardens.

Monday 15 February.   Gardening historian Cherrill Sands from the Guildford Institute will talk on Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most iconic figures in 20th Century garden design.

Monday 15 March.    Andrew Ward from Norwell Nurseries in Nottinghamshire will talk on ‘Ringing the Changes with Bell Flowers’ which will include plants such as Foxgloves and Campanula.

Monday 19 April.   Gail & John Summerfield from Westshore Nurseries, Lincolnshire will talk on ‘Plot to pot; growing vegetables and fruit for fun and flavour’

All these talks will begin at 7:30. The club is offering these talks for free as a gesture to our local communities during this long lockdown. If you would like to take us up on the offer please send your e-mail address to Sue Boase our Zoom co-ordinator at sueboase@hotmail.co.uk. She will then invite you in from 7:15 on the evening of the talk. We are lucky to be able to book these eminent speakers on-line since under normal circumstances they are too far away to travel to West Wickham.

Saturday 22 May.  Pop-up plant sales. 10.00a.m. and 1.00p.m. The Club will be selling surplus plants from simple outdoor stalls. You will find them at:

* 21 High Street, West Wickham
* 41 High Street, Streetly End, West Wickham
* Cowslip Pightle, Hazel Stub, Camps Road, Haverhill
* Castle Camps, near the butcher’s van on the green

Please put the date in your diary and support us if you can.

Monday 21 June.             Instead of a garden visit, there will be an extra zoom talk. ‘Wonderful Weeds’, by Peter Williams. Please see above for details of how to join this talk.

Saturday 21 August.        Annual Show. 2.30 – 4.30, West Wickham Village Hall.  We are delighted to confirm that this years show will go ahead. You can download a copy of the show schedule by clicking on Show Schedule-21  A copy of our ‘Brief guide to exhibiting’ can be downloaded by clicking on Revised brief guide to exhibiting 2021

AUTUMN PROGRAMME, to be confirmed.

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