Unfortunately this year’s Summer Show has had to be cancelled, in line with Government guidance and social distancing rules. However, we would still love to create a sunflower trail around Lowdham village this summer, building on the work that Angela Granfield has been doing over the past couple of years. Earlier this spring, we planted a variety of sunflowers called Teddy Bear which we have recently been planting and distributing around the village.  We ask that if possible, you plant sunflowers out in your front gardens so that people walking by get to enjoy them too. The ‘Salt and Light Community Group’ have also given out hundreds of sunflower seeds for people to grow, so we know that a lot of people are already doing this.

Please join us in brightening up Lowdham together and helping to make everyone smile.

In Memorandum – Fred Jervis

A 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.

Due 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.


This year’s Summer Show is fast approaching. The schedule and entry form can be downloaded from our website  Paper copies will be available at various shops in the Lowdham and Burton Joyce over the next few days.

As usual, we will be setting up the marquee etc on the afternoon of Sunday 28th August so any help then, or for an hour or two at the Show on the Monday, would be much appreciated.

Enjoy the sunshine and your gardens


HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

Just a reminder that this Friday, 8th January we are hosting the social with the History Society, 7.30pm at the Village Hall.  We shall we putting on a selection of quizzes and have invited John and Gail Summerfield (who presented our December talk) to run one of these – which should be fun!  As we are hosting we ask members of LHS to bring along something savoury or sweet to form part of a light buffet.  The Horticultural Society will be providing drinks, so no need to bring these.

I would also like to remind you that our next Coach visit is to Harrogate Spring Show on Sunday 24th April.  We are able to buy cheaper tickets in advance so the cost of the trip is very reasonable at £20 for members and £24 for non-members (this includes transport and entry into the show).  It would be great to take a coach full and all are welcome.  I will bring a sheet for people to sign up at the social and ask for payment well in advance as the tickets need to be pre-purchased.

Hoping to see lots of you on Friday evening.