Club Contacts

Membership Secretary
01730 261651

Colin Smith
01730 300884

Anne Smith

Speaker & Club Events

Because of the pandemic, club meetings have been suspended. However we expect to start regular meetings at Herne Farm in September when our new year starts. Annual membership will remain at £15 starting in September. Below is the provisional start-up speaker programme for the coming year.

09 Sep 2021


Jonathan Watson

Jonathan is a specialist orchid grower and winner of many trophies and certificates for his displays.

14 Oct 2021

Weather: drought, deluges and dust devils

Ian Currie

Ian is a former weather presenter and the principal of Frosted Earth. A subject close to our hearts and a talk not to be missed.

11 Nov 2021

Annual General Meeting

09 Dec 2021

Christmas Party

13 Jan 2022

Gardening in the climate and biodiversity crisis

Melanie Oxley

Melanie is enthusiastic in her quest for a sustainable garden.

10 Feb 2022

Gilbert White – the gardener

David Standing

David spent nearly forty years at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens, retiring a couple of years ago as head gardener.

10 Mar 2022

Growing plants in small containers

Barry Newman

Barry is a well-known grower and vice-president of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee. Those members thinking of container growing will find the evening invaluable.

14 Apr 2022

Plants for small gardens

Ray Broughton

A lecturer at Sparsholt College, Ray’s talks are always entertaining and informative.

12 May 2022

The plight of the bumble bee

Marina Christopher

With a worrying decline in the bee population, due in part to a loss of habitat, it’s important to redress the balance with garden plants.

13 Jun 2022

Club Holiday


14 July 2022

Chairman’s selection

08 Sep 2022

Aspects of growing fruit trees

Peter Barwick