North Cadbury & Yarlington Parish
Friday 24 January 2020
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Garden Club

The North Cadbury and District Gardening Club remains a lively and popular group after more than 27 years.  Members come from North Cadbury and the surrounding areas, meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall at 7.30pm.  For an annual subscription of £10 members enjoy a varied group of speakers through September to May which offer both helpful hints and inspiration to gardeners of all abilities; whether you enjoy working in your garden from the early hours or like to survey it from the comfort of your deckchair.    Meetings end with a cup of tea or coffee and time for a chat.  

In the summer outings are arranged to beautiful gardens and other places of interest, these have included Wisley, Rosemoor and many others. An evening event is organised in the summer months, often followed by a barbecue, lately held in the Village Hall.  The final event of the year is a Christmas Dinner for all members and their spouses.

The Plant Sale in May is the perfect opportunity for members and non-members alike to buy their annuals and young vegetable plants and in August everyone, from the youngest to the eldest in the family, is welcome to participate in the Annual Show whether it be showing off their smallest ripe tomato, displaying their perfect Dahlias, baking their favourite cake, or painting a picture.  Trophies are hotly contested for with individual sections for Vegetables & Fruit, Flowers, Pot Plants, Floral Arrangements, Home craft and Handicrafts and there is a trophy for the overall winner.  

New members are most welcome just come along to a Wednesday meeting or call one of the officers listed below for further information.

Chairman - Heather Keys-Toyer - 01963 441657

Publicity -  Jenny Lerwill -  01963 440478

Treasurer - Alex Simpson - 01963 441026

Secretary - Mary Hadow - 01963 440104

Club Programme 2020

January 15                         AGM 

February 19                       'How to show vegetables'   Claire Hart 
    
March 18.                          'Ancient forests; lore and legacy'   Julian Hight (author)  
      
April 15.                             'Climate change gardening’   Sally Morgan   
            
May  2                                Plant and cake sale  10.30am – noon

May 20th                            Castle Gardens Gold Club Members 25% discount evening – Sherborne.
 
June 17                              Social evening at North Cadbury Village Hall - details to be finalised

June 25                              Garden visit – 11am Burrow Farm Gardens, nr Axminster
 
June                                   Additional garden visits – details to be finalised. 

July 15.                             ‘Container Gardening’ Castle Gardens speaker 

August 8                          40th Annual Show 

September 16.               ‘English vineyards and wine’  Susannah Applegate   

October 21                    ‘Plants and Bees - a symbiotic relationship’, Christine Coulsting  
                                                                       
November 18.                 ‘My gardening experiences –the magic courgette seed ’Stephanie Hafferty.      
                                                                         
December  9                       Christmas lunch   

All meetings are held in the North Cadbury Village Hall at 7.30pm. Non-members and guests are welcome to join us for a fee of £2.