Helmingham Hall Visit: June 2022

Activities of the membership year 2021-2022

June: Trip to Helmingham Hall A coach of 28 members visited Helmingham Hall on Tuesday 28th June and had a wonderful visit.  The gardens were delightful and the weather kind.  Refreshments including local ice cream were enjoyed by many. 

June: Flower and Produce Show results and photos are shown on the 2022 Flower & Produce Show page

May: Garden Gate Plant Sale - A very successful event supported by many members raising over £700.

May: Sheila Edgar gave us History and Horticulture from Buckingham Palace Gardens where she is a tour guide.  It was a fascinating evening. Flower of the month was won by Mary with  a fabulous blue Clematis.

April: Simon White from Peter Beale Roses gave us a fascinating talk about roses, his enthusiasm shining through!  We were lucky to have roses, some other climbers and herbaceous plants and some tools to buy. Flower of the month was won by Jenni with a bi-colour tulip.

March: Joe Sharman from Monksilver nurseries spoke on Hellebores and their ancestry and breeding.  He also had lots of plants for us to indulge in!  Flower of the month was won by Geraldine with her gorgeous spotted Hellebore.

2022 - February: Andrew Sankey talked about Plant Histories and had copies of his book on English Cottage Gardens. Flower of the month was won by Jenni with her Hellebore.

December AGM and Club Members Meeting with a demonstration of wreath making
November George Lockwood spoke on bulbs from January to May

2021 - October - First meeting this year!

Nick Bailey from Gardener's World came to talk to the club about '365 Days of colour in your garden'.  The meeting was held in the church.



Our September visit to the allotments was a great success.  We were welcomed with Pimms, Cake and Nibbles and given a wonderful tour of the plots.  There was a raffle with the most amazing box of homegrown produce and eggs, won by Geraldine Heath.

On a record-breaking hottest day of the year, the Garden Club visited Hyde Hall, the RHS garden near Chelmsford.  Everyone enjoyed the visit despite the heat, and the air conditioned coach was much appreciated!

Photos of the Club visit to Horseshoe Farm, Somersham July 2019: Wonderful herbaceous planting and a delicious cream tea.  Highly recommended!


Photos of the 2019 Flower and Produce Show.