This year’s Spring Show will be held on Sunday 9th April from 1pm to 3.30pm at Lowdham Village Hall. Entries need to be in between 9.30am and 11.30am. The schedule can be downloaded by clinking the link to the right. Please come along and join us to see a wonderful show of spring flowers, floral art and paintings. Refreshments will be served in the afternoon. Entry is £1.50 for adults with children free.
Our next talk is on Thursday 30th March, 7.30pm at the WI Hall, Lowdham. We will be revisited by Janette Merilion, a well known horticultural lecturer and historian with a successful garden design business based in central Lincolnshire. Janette’s talk, ‘The Sensual Garden’, explores the concept that a garden should be inviting, attracting you inside and appealing to all of your senses. Plants that are perfumed, sounds that are musical and even the spiritual feeling of a garden can be created with the right design and imaginative planting. All are welcome and there is a small charge of £3 to non-members.
COACH TRIP TO WOBURN ABBEY GARDENS
I already have 49 people signed up to go on our trip to Woburn on Sunday 4th June, so please can I have payment in by the end of March. This way I can offer any spaces to people on the waiting list. The cost of the trip is £20 to members and £25 to non members.
EVENING VISIT TO THE ECHIUM GARDEN, EDWINSTOWE
We are following up the very interesting talk on echiums by Linda and Ray Heywood, with an evening visit to the Echium Garden at 7pm on Wednesday 17th May. We will be given a short talk about the history of Edwinstowe House and the garden, a tour of the garden and refreshments. The cost of the visit will be £5 for members and £8 for non-members. Again all are welcome, but you need to sign up and pay me beforehand, as they need numbers in advance.
If you would like more details, don’t hesitate to contact me via the website.
Our first talk of 2017 is at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd February at the WI Hall, Lowdham. We will be visited by Linda Heywood from Echium World at Edwinstowe, who will share with us her love of growing and caring for echiums in ‘Land of the Giants’. We plan to follow up this talk with an evening visit during the summer to see their national collection of echiums. All are welcome and there is a small charge of £3 to non-members.
COACH TRIP TO WOBURN ABBEY GARDENS
After an excellent talk in December from Martin Towsey, the Estates Garden Manager, will be visiting the Abbey and Gardens at Woburn, Bedfordshire, on Sunday 4th June, We will be leaving from Lowdham at approximately 9am and travelling there by coach, where we can spend time visiting the Abbey and gardens, relaxing with a picnic or enjoying a spot of lunch in the Duchess’ Tea Room!
All are welcome and the cost of the trip is £20 to members and £25 to non members. This price covers both the transport and entry to the gardens and abbey. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day.
If you would like more details or to join us, don’t hesitate to contact me.
This Sunday 20th November there will be a new event on at Lowdham Village Hall from 10.30am to 4.30pm. One of our members Adrian Baggaley is showcasing a new event for all the family. there will be cider and perry tasting, hot food and drinks as well and a variety of stalls and entertainment. Entry is £3.50 for adults with accompanied children being free.
Only a few days to go until Apple Day.
Please can I ask anyone who has time, to make a cake to go with the teas, as we ran out very early at the Summer Show.
Members will all be given a bag of 5 ‘Narcissus Tresamble’ bulbs to grow for the Spring Show, so please collect these on the day as it is easier than us trying to get them to you.
If anyone has an hour spare and wouldn’t mind helping serving teas, with apple sales or tasting please let me know, as many hands make light work!
Tomorrow we have an evening visit to Riseholme, a NGS garden at Radcliffe on Trent. Having spoken to the garden owner, Elaine, this morning, we have decided to bring forward the time of the visit to 6.15 as it is now nearly dark by 8pm. If we meet at 6pm at Lowdham Village Hall to share cars, or 6.15pm at the garden ready to start. We will look at the garden first and then have refreshments afterwards. Anyone who isn’t able to make it this earlier, just join us when you can. Please tell anyone that you know is coming of these changes as I am aware not everyone is on email.
The cost of this visit is subsidised by LHS at £3 for members or £5 for non-members. If you are no longer able to come or would now like to join us, please let me know via the website, ASAP so that Elaine has an idea of numbers for refreshments.
The address of the garden is Riseholme, 125 Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Notts, NG12 1AZ.
Our first evening trip for this summer is to Southwell Flower Pod, as a follow up to the interesting talk that we had about it in February. We are visiting on Thursday 30th June at 7pm. The evening visit will last approx 2 hours and we will be served with refreshments. The cost will be subsidised by the society at £3 per person for members and £5 for non-members. I do need numbers beforehand please, so contact me via the website if you would like to join us.
I suggest people meet at the car park of Lowdham Village Hall at 6.30 to share cars or at the Flower Pod just before 7.