Norwell Garden Club

Garden Club Events Programme

Meeting and Events

The Club organises a full programme of Shows, visits and other events.

Events Diary 2015

2 March 2015 Annual General Meeting - speaker Rodney Cousins

28 March 2015 The Spring Show will be held in the Village Hall Staging between 11am-12.30pm with public admission at 2.30pm.

16 MayPlant Fair: Saturday (to be held in the Pinfold)

25 June 2015 Rose Show/ Supper

29 August 2015 Autumn Show: Saturday

We are also in the process of organizing socials and trips to gardens.

In October we have arranged a Fish and Chip Supper and in December a Christmas Meal

Our membership fee is still only £5 per family.

For information about the club, or for a schedule, ring Jan Davies 636 949.

For details of the next event click here on Next Events.


Membership is still £5 per family and we are again issuing paid up members with a 10% discount card to use at 3 local garden centres.

If you would like more information about the club, Sheila Davenport 704051or Jan Davies 636949 will be happy to talk with you.

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Saturday 29th August 2015 - Autumn Show

The Village Hall was transformed into a wonderfull sight of vegetables, fruit, flowers and baking items in our annual Autumn Show on Saturday 29th August. We had a high turnout with 179 exhibits from our members and the 3 judges were impressed with the quality of the exhibits.

Trophys were awarded to Phil Hall of Bathley ( see photo ) who had a clean sweep of awards for vegetables, The Wallace Smith Trophy for quality shallots, Best onion, Clive Bartle Trophy for the heaviest onion, Read Trophy for most points in the vegetable classes and of course most points in the show. Kate Scott on first time of entering,won a Trophy for her display of garden flowers. Mike Davies won the Wooden Spoon for his entry in The Man in the Kitchen class ( baking a delicious fruit cake) and  Ethan Jackson won the Childrens Class with an imaginative creature, a poisonous frog, made of a pepper, carrots and tomatoes and was awarded a special trophy and a bag of sweets.


Isabel Cross came  2nd in the points overall with Sally Adamson a close 3rd.

Thursday 25 June 2015 Rose Show Summer Supper

The Rose Show and Summer Supper was held on Thursday 25th June at Southview Cottage, Main St, Norwell, 6-30- 7pm. There were 7 rose classes, and the high standard of the entries was commented on. A beautiful 2 course supper was provided at a cost of £10pp. Members bringing their own drinks.  This is a members only event and seating was limited but a very pleasant and convivial evening it was. 

Wednesday 8 July 2015  Visit to Goltho Gardens

This 4.5 acre garden started in 1998 but looking established with a long grass walk flanked by abundantly planted herbaceous borders forming a focal point. Other features incl. a nut walk, prairie border, a large pond area, wildflower meadow and a rose garden featuring David Austin roses which should be looking their best at this time of year. Come and enjoy  the garden and a cream tea and visit the Nursery. Entry to the garden and tea £9pp.

Travel in our own cars, meet at the garden at 2pm. This visit is open to everyone so if you would like to join us contact Jan 636949 or Sally 636509 with payment please. ( Goltho is located on the A158, approximately 1 mile from Wragby, Lincs - journey time about 1 hour ) If you would like a lift or more information do give us a ring.

Saturday 28 March 2015  The Spring Show

 The Spring Show was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 28th March. Members put on a lovely display of Spring flowers even though the weather this year so far has been really cold and windy. Daffodil numbers were down on last year but the smaller Spring flowers, violas, primroses and hyacinths were plentiful. Hellebores have done particularly well in the cold conditions. We had 111 exhibits so there was plenty for members and visitors to see. Trophies were presented by the new Chairman Sally Adamson. 

Everett Batty won The Davenport Trophy for most points in the Daffodil Classes, Susan Hall won the Best Tulip Cup and Isabel Cross won Best Daffodil Bloom and a Glass Trophy for most points in show. The children who designed an Easter Card, Hope Batty and Ethan Jackson won a plaque and an Easter Egg. Members and visitors then enjoyed the homemade refreshments.

Monday 2 March 2015 -Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held in the Village Hall on Monday 2nd March at 7-30pm and the Secretary and Treasurer gave their reports. Sheila Davenport our Chairman has decided to stand down and volunteers were asked to join the committee, Brian Cross of Bathley volunteered .Sheila has been the Chairman for many years and we are very grateful for all the work and guidance she has shown and I'm pleased to say  will remain on the committee, so we not be losing her. As a sign of our appreciation she was presented with a potted orchid.


A fter a committee meeting on Monday 9th March the new Chairman will be Sally Adamson, theTreasurer will be Verona Davies and Jan Davies will be the Secretary.


It is with great sadness we heard that Beryl Lamb had died suddenly. Beryl was secretary of the club for many years and she will be sadly missed, a condolence card was signed and delivered to the family. Several members attended the cremation at Grantham and a donation was made.


Members enjoyed a very enjoyable talk by Rodney Cousins entitled " Down your Way" a look at some of the crafts and skills that were practised in the area. He brought along a variety of tools and artifacts to illustrate, including tools used by coopers, barrelmaking for the very active brewerys in Newark, brickmaking moulds and still today we have osier beds, willow for basket making , grown in the surrounding fields of our village.

Members enjoyed homemade refreshments and a raffle.


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