Child Okeford Gardeners’ Club
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Gardeners’ Club web page.
Our Club is an informal and friendly group which meets on the first Wednesday of most months at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Our activities include informative talks on various gardening subjects, and problems we encounter.
In the Summer and Winter we have social evenings.
Each Spring there is an informal Spring Show, where all the members are asked to judge the exhibits.
Every August the Club hosts the ‘Annual Village Show’. It is open to all the villagers, members or not, and the children.
All the evening meetings include refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits, for a small charge. There is also a raffle.
The Annual Subscription is £8.00.
Visitors are welcome, and pay £3.00 each evening.There is free entry for friends and guests on their first visit.
We hope to see you soon. If you are new to the village it is a great way to meet new people.
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 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.
The 42nd Annual Village Show was another successful and well attended event. Despite widely acknowledged difficult growing conditions entries were numerous and to a good standard.
Our thanks must go to all children who entered, all adult entrants, all who helped, the judges and to the organising committee .
The winners were as below
The Chairman’s Cup ( vegetables) Roger Hull
The Northway Cup (fruit) Tricia Samuel
The Club Cup (amusing vegetable) Wendy Addley
The Dick Harthan Shield (Flowers) Jan Ward
The Malpass Rose Bowl (Rose) Jan Ward
The Laura Renwick Challenge Cup (Baking) Wendy Addley
The George Woodruff Cup (Made by Me) Wendy Addley
The Chris Giles Memorial Shield (Photography) Jan Ward
The Photographers’ Cup (Video) Tony Ward
The Hardy Challenge Cup (Best in Show) Christine Downer
The Village Cup (11years and Under) Albie Jones
RHS Grenfell Medal (Vegetables,Fruit & Flowers) Roger Hull
The BBC Comes to Child Okeford
The Radio Solent Gardeners’ Question Time programme ‘The Kitchen Garden’ will be visiting the Club on Monday 14th October at 7:00pm to record their programme, bringing their experts to answer your gardening problems.
Please put this date in your diary and start thinking about issues in the garden you would like solving, perphaps supporting your question with samples and/or photographs.
Further details to come.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event and remember all are welcome.
Keith Leighton ( Vice Chair) ph 01258 861462
Do visit the web site for Sherborne Castle Gardens, and thier August Newsletter, just click on the links below, as they have much to offer.
The link below is in Word format. If you click on it , the form will be downloaded to your computer which you can then print off.