former Lowdham resident and life member of Lowdham Horticultural Society, Fred
Jervis, has recently died aged 88.
Fred was an active member of the Society for many years, some local residents might remember his small allotment at the side of the W I Hut.
to relocation at work Fred and Joan left Lowdham for Lincolnshire where he
promptly set about creating a lovely new garden. His love of gardening, vegetables and flowers
kept him going for many years.
Our first talk of 2019 is at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th February
at the WI Hall, Lowdham. We will be visited by RHS Young Designer Finalist 2018,
Garden Designer and Writer, Nicola Oakey. Nicola designed her
first show garden at Tatton Flower Show in 2018, entitled ‘Raised by Rivers’
and was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal. We are very lucky to have her
visiting us at Lowdham, when she will be sharing her experience behind the scenes
designing a show garden. All
are welcome and there is a £3 charge to non-members. Please spread the
word to anyone that you think might be interested as it would be great to have
a good turnout!
COACH TRIP TO DUNHAM MASSEY
Many of you will have noticed on our programme, that we planned to visit
the National Trust Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, early in
March. I have been in email contact with them since last July, trying to
book our visit, but unfortunately, they would not take bookings that far
ahead. When I finally got to the stage of discussing a date with them, I
was told that they do not take group bookings on a Sunday as the gardens are
too busy at this time of the year! I found this very frustrating as I am
not sure why they didn’t tell me this back in July! Apologies
anyway. I am looking to see if there is somewhere else more suitable to
book in March and will keep you posted if I find anywhere.
COACH TRIP TO THE RHS MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL
On Sunday 12th
May, will be visiting the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Set against the
magnificent Malvern Hills, their spring festival is packed with flowers, food,
craft and family fun. We will be leaving Lowdham at approximately 8.30am
and travelling there by coach, where we can spend the day exploring the
show. We have been before and it is a great, busy day out, with so much
to see and buy if you want to! We anticipate this being a popular trip,
so please book early if you would like to join us.
All are welcome and the cost
of the trip is subsidised at £32 to members and £35 to non members. This
price covers both the transport and entry to the show (which is £21 to the
Lowdham Horticultural Society would like to wish a Happy Christmas to all of our members and best wishes for 2019.