Child Okeford Gardeners’ Club
Our aim is to have informative, inspirational and friendly meetings. The meetings are usually held in the Village Hall unless otherwise stated and are on the 1st Wednesday in the month at 7.30pm.
Members are asked to bring anything from their garden to these meetings which they might to like share, ie: Flowers, Vegetables, Flowering Shrubs, OR problems which they may have encountered.
Our activities include Lectures and Social Evenings, in Summer and at Christmas, which are a very popular and well supported. The highlight of the new year is undoubtedly the Gardening Club Dinner in January where excellent food and convivial company together with great entertainment make for a splendid evening out. All villagers are welcome, even if they are NOT club members.
Each Spring we have an informal Spring Show, where members are asked to judge the exhibits and every August there is the Annual Village Show which is open to all.
All evenings include refreshments for a small charge.
The annual subscription is £8.00. Visitors are always welcome paying £3.00 each evening. There is free entry for friends and guests on First Visit.
Contact Ann Pearce by email at [email protected] for more information.
Gardeners’ Club Programme
2019 – 2020
All meetings start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated
Support our Club stall by bringing plants for selling.
Wednesday 3rd July
Presenting your Show exhibits
Saturday 10th August – 2.30 pm start
Registrations: Thursday 8th August, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Laurel Farm, Station Road.
(Full information available in the schedule).
Wednesday 4th September
‘Plants that changed our world or tried to’ with Marion Dale. Club Plant Sale
Wednesday 2nd October
‘Trees, Ancient & Wrinkly is Cool’ with Eddie Parker, from The Springhead Trust. Club Plant Sale
Wednesday 6th November
‘My Gardening Experiences’ with Stephanie Hafferty. Club Plant Sale
Wednesday 4th December
‘Kitchen Garden’ with Steven Candy, from the Kingston Lacey Estate.
A very enjoyable gathering was held at the Club’s Social Evening by kind invitation of Jenny Scorgie whose garden and vista make an excellent venue. Importantly the rain stayed away and the tasty buffet was appreciated by all.
Once again our thanks go to Jenny and to all who attended and contributed.
At the time of writing, a very damp and drear Tuesday morning , Hey Day, Saturday 22nd June, has yet to happen. We hope for good weather and a busy Club Stall.
Wednesday 3rd July at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. The Club highlights
‘Presenting Your Show Exhibits’
In-house workshops featuring the preparation and presentation of exhibits for the Annual Show.
This is a new meeting following requests of how exactly to get your exhibits ready for entry. We hope it helps.
NGS Garden Visits
The Club hopes to visit 2 Gardens in support of this Scheme in 2019
Hey Day ( Saturday 22nd June 2019)
The Annual Show in August 2019
We are again letting anyone interested in entering the Photographic Section know the titles of the Classes in that section as this may help in your taking of photographs.
Class 61 Village Life
62 Beside the Seaside
63 Whatever the Weather
64 The Natural World
65 Makes Me Laugh
66 Around The World
67 Video (Mp4 format, one minute clip, own choice of subject)
Quite a lot to digest, but I hope the preparations for the coming season progress as you would wish.
Do visit the web site for Sherborne Castle Gardens, and thier June Newsletter, just click on the links below, as they have much to offer.