Ringwood & District community association Garden Club
Affiliated to RHS & HFHS. We are also a Greyfriars Club.
Illustrated talks on a variety of garden Topics in Greyfriars Hall at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated) on 1st & 3rd, (sometimes 3rd & 5th) Thursday of each month throughout mid September to late April. Summer programme of visits to members’ gardens and coach trips to national garden attractions though May – September.
Membership fee £10.00 per season.
For further information Email[email protected] or phone 01425 478178 / 01202 574875
We look forward to welcoming you either as a visitor or new member. We are a friendly Club for all who have an interest in gardens and gardening ( a garden isn’t necessary!).
New members (£10.00 per season) are always welcome as are visitors who may attend up to 3 meetings per season without becoming members ( £3.00 per meeting – if you join during a meeting the visitor fee will be refunded for that meeting).
Anyone wishing to join the club during the summer session, will, on payment of current dues, be enrolled and will have been deemed to have paid subscription for the following year.
Note, club members must be members of the Ringwood and District Community Association (Greyfriars ) whose subscriptions become due at the start of the new session in September,
Whilst most of our meetings are fully illustrated, the odd one may be a practical demonstration with supporting props. Meetings normally start at 7.30 pm in the Greyfriars Hall, Ringwood Community Association Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood. though plant auctions/AGM and enrollment nights start at the earlier times of 7.00 or 7.15 pm as noted on the programme.
The twice yearly plant auctions (free to visitors!) are fun and are a really cost effective way of stocking a new or re-modeled garden. Plants come from a variety of different locations and soil types around Ringwood and relevant planting care advise is always available from one of the many knowledgeable Club members.
A summer programme is issued towards the end of the winter programme and includes members gardens open for fellow members only with teas and (often) homemade cakes available.
A Couple of coach trips to various gardens/horticultural attractions are also usually arranged and spare seats are offered for sale to non-members/visitors, so keep yours eyes peeled for notices of these..
Coach outings have 3 pick up points: 1, St. Ives A31 bus stop (either E or W according to destination) 2. Mansfield Road Ringwood. 3. Moortown Lane, Crow.
Autumn Programme Sept 2013/Dec 2013. Meetings Start at 7.30 unless otherwise stated.
19th Sept. 7.00pm Enrolment evening followed by a talk “The Search, Selection, Trial & Introduction of New Rare and Unusual Plants” Kevin Hobbs
3rd Oct. Daffodil/Narcissi Hunting in the Wild. Derrick Donaldson – Morgan
17th Oct. 7.15pm Autumn Plant Sale Plants in by 7.00pm please.
31st Oct. 7.00pm A.G.M. Followed by illustrated talk “Exploring the North Island of New Zealand. Rosemary Legrand
7th Nov. The History of the Walled Kitchen. Susan Campbell
21st. Nov. Birds & Gardens – Perfect Partners. Dr. Alick Jones.
5th Dec. 7.00pm Christmas Party.
Winter 2014 Jan.2014/April. 2014 Meetings start at 7.30 inless otherwise stated.
16th Jan. Three Gardens of the Gulf Stream. John Anderson (Exbury Gardens)
30th Jan. Winter Plants. Thomas Stone
6th Feb. Shakespeare’s Flowers. Gerald Pointing
20th Feb. Stress Free Gardening. Julie Bell
6th Mar. The Beth Chatto Gardens, The Plants & Me. Steve Austin.
20th Mar. 7.15pm Spring Plant Auction. Plants in by 7.00pm please.
3rd Apr. Gardening under Cover. Geoff Hawkins
17th Apr. Unexpected Stories pf Plants & Gardens. Jannette Merilion
Last indoor meeting of 2013/14 program, next indoor meeting and talk mid-September 2014.
Spring/Summer program of visits and coach outings T.B.A.