Visit to the Oxford Botanic Gardens
Gardening club in Helmdon is for all ages and gardening ability. We have around 30 members ranging from 30-something to 80-something. We are a very light hearted easy going bunch with a highlight being Pete’s topical tips each month.
Meetings are pretty informal (and full of chatter) and over the course of the year we try to provide something of interest to everyone. We invite speakers to talk on a variety of topics such as garden wildlife, vegetable growing, local gardens of interest and care of trees and shrubs. We also arrange outings in the summer months. The Flower and Produce Show traditionally takes place in August and all produce great or small is welcome and much of it is for sale at the end of the event. We put on a yearly supper lecture where anybody from Helmdon and around is most welcome and for a small fee you can have a really entertaining night out listening to some of the country’s best lecturers and enjoy a delicious supper afterwards.
Membership is £15 per annum. Guests are very welcome and just pay £3 each time they come. We meet in The Reading Room on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm but you might want to check the programme of events just to make sure.
A full programme is available from Julia McAuliffe or have a look on the village diary.
Julia McAuliffe (Chairman)