Events & Outings
The annual Plant Fair took place on Milford’s Village Green on Saturday 20th May 8.30-1.30 pm. Generally we were very lucky this year with, warm sunny weather at 6am! which though it stayed dry all morning did get cooler and windier as the morning progressed. This did not deter the gardeners as the Fair took for the Club £1462 and to this the Community Library gave us 30% of their takings to make a total of £1504 to be divided between our two local charities. The Girl Guides sold refreshments, including delicious bacon butties, and also plants making a total for them of £308 – thank you everyone for your marvellous support.
2018 Plant Fair will be held on Saturday 19 May. Anyone interested in exhibiting/visiting contact Jenny 01590 644489
In 2015 we celebrated our 15th Plant Fair – a cake was baked & decorated in the day’s honour:
Members of the Club and exhibitors gathered round for the photo shot – afterwards the cake was cut & we all managed to have a large enough slice to remember the day by!
There is no Gardens Open Day for 2017 and any notice for 2018 Opening will appear later
Holiday to Exeter 6th to 9th September 2018.
Again the Club is taking a 34 seater coach to visit Devon staying in Exeter University on a single or double room basis, with dinner, bed and breakfast. The final gardens and full visits are still bring worked upon, but if you are interested please contact me asap. as this holiday has generated a good deal of interest and places are like hot cakes!! Jenny 01590 644489
For 2018 we will be looking for someone to help organise these days – contact Committee if anyone is willing to help. Decisions on days out for the year will follow in the new year.
We visited RHS Wisley in May as we had been given another free affiliated club entry day. Having complained that our last visit in November 2016 was blighted with many paths closed and the new Conservatory not open due to maintenance, RHS were generous in allowing another free trip and this time the sun shone, and everything was open.
SORRY TO REPORT THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED –Sparsholt Vist 5 October. After a successful talk by Chris Bird from the College we had booked to visit the Orchard this autumn – unfortunately due to a few administration problems on our part this visit is now cancelled but please still keep the day free as we are trying to arrange another outing.
Iris Slee runs this part of the Club and is always happy to accept suggestions and offer information.