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Great Chesterford and District Gardening Society

Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society
 

The Society welcomes members from seven local villages including Great Chesterford and organises meetings, talks and events for people interested in gardens and gardening.  New members (including novice gardeners) and visitors are always welcomed.  Discounts are arranged for members through national and local suppliers. 

Meetings are normally held at 8.00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month in The Chapel, Carmel Street, Great Chesterford (unless otherwise indicated).

For further information please contact Chair, Mrs  Pauline Gale 01799-525543


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING APRIL 201
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The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held in April, followed by a Plant Question & Answer Session, a prolific Plant Sale, tea and cakes.  Chair, Pauline Gale thanked everyone for their continued support, and the committee for their collective and individual contributions. The Treasurer's report confirmed that the membership fee will be held at 8/7, a bargain considering the consistently high quality of the speakers and outings and the discounts to be had at local nurseries.  The past 40th Anniversary Year was extremely successful, with celebratory events and excellent speakers.  In 2015 we can look forward a variety of speakers to suit every age and stage of gardener, and to the Bi-Annual Flower & Produce Show in September.



 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2015-16 

Note: No meetings in August 2015 or January 2016

2015  
Wed 6th May HONEY FROM HIVE TO TABLE **                            
Speaker:  Steven Poyser, Cambridge Beekeepers Association
Competition:  Spring flower
Wed 3rdJune THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SALVIAS **    
Speaker:  Janet Buist, Pennycross Plants, Huntingdon
Competition:  Rose
Wed 1st July SEASONABLE EDIBLE FLOWERS
Speaker:  Claudio Bincoletto, Italian Chef & Wild Food Expert
Competition: Annual flower/plant
Wed 22nd July BRING & SHARE SUPPER, LODGE FARM, ELMDON
By kind invitation of Ann & Ned Tozer
(details on application)

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

Mon 3rd August OUTING TO HITCHIN LAVENDER FARM
(details on application)
Wed 9th September PRE-SHOW SOCIAL MEETING & REGISTRATION OF SHOW ENTRIES
Sat 12th September
2:00pm - 4:00pm

SOCIETY FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW
The Main Hall, Community Centre, Great Chesterford.

ALL WELCOME!
Entrance Fee 1
**FLOWERS ** FRUIT **VEGETABLES ** FLORAL ART
**CRAFTS ** PLANT SALES
**AFTERNOON TEA ** RAFFLE**

Plus
Apple & Pear Identification
Ideas for Autumn Wreath making to try at home

Wed 7th October VARIEGATED PLANTS **
Speaker:  Aubrey Barker, Hopleys Plants Much Hadham
Competition:  Late Summer perennial
Wed 4th November WINTER COLOUR IN THE GARDEN **
Speaker:  Park Green Nurseries, Ipswich
Competition:  Autumn colour
Wed 2nd December RE-THINKING YOUR GARDEN
Speaker:  Andrew Sankey, Garden Designer & Landscaper,Cambridge
Competition: Something festive
2016

NO MEETING IN JANUARY

Wed 3rd February THE WONDER OF WILLOW **
Speaker:  Debbie Hall, Salix Arts, Cambridge
Competition:  Early spring flower
Wed 2nd March SPRING PARTY & QUIZ with Cheese & Wine
2 entry (includes refreshments)
Wed 6th April AGM & PLANT SALE with Tea & Cake
(Annual Subscription now due)

 

 

 

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