Bishops Waltham Gardening Club is a vibrant part of the rich fabric of societies and clubs that contribute to the social cohesion of the town. It has about 300 members who share a whole range of interests and expertise largely, as you’d expect, to do with gardens and gardening.
The Gardening Club cares for a thriving site of some 200 allotments, including raised beds for less able-bodied gardeners and mini plots for children. At our Albany Road site, we have allotments – and, possibly, children’s plots and raised beds- available at various times during the year. We have a ‘shop at the shed’ for gardening essentials.
The club stages an annual show, organises interesting talks, outings and lively social events, as well as running profitable plant sales to raise money for the Club’s activities.
We are a very friendly club and we always look forward to welcoming new people. You most certainly do not have to be an experienced gardener to belong!
Our talks are held in:
Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, Oak Road, Ridgemede, SO32 1EP
7.30pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Raffle, Refreshments, Club News.
Visitors (non-Members) £2 : Members free..
Here is the Gardening Club’s Speaker Programme for 2018:
25th April ‘Shrubs, the backbone of your garden’ with Geoff Hawkins
12th May Red Lion Street Plant Sale
23rd May ‘Soft Fruit: All aspects of growing’ with Peter Barwick
27th June ‘Highdown – Secrets of a Chalk Garden ’ with Lesley Chamberlain
MEMBERS ROSE & SWEET PEA SHOW
Class 1 – a specimen Rose – to be named
Class 2 – 3 stems, any varieties
Class 3 – 3 sprays cluster Roses
Class 4 – the biggest Rose
Class 1 – 6 stems, same variety
Class 2 – 6 stems, mixed varieties
Class 3 – 6 stems, old-fashioned
Class 4 – 1 stem, most highly scented
21st July Open Annual Flower and Produce Show
26th September ‘Gardens of Japan’ with John Baker
19th October Annual Social Evening (at the Jubilee Hall)
28th November ‘Australia – ‘A Plantsman’s Paradise’ with Steve Austin