Garden Club

IN December, members travelled by coach for an evening to visit Scotsdales Nursery at Cambridge. We had a lovely evening, which started with tea/coffee and mince pies and our excellent raffle. This was followed by a talk from Peter Jackson and we had time

IN December, members travelled by coach for an evening to visit Scotsdales Nursery at Cambridge. We had a lovely evening, which started with tea/coffee and mince pies and our excellent raffle. This was followed by a talk from Peter Jackson and we had time to wander round the shop and see Father Christmas.

January was our AGM, but before the start of business, John Groves, our chairman, welcomed Rob Litton from Sutton School who spoke to us about a project in which the children are growing beds of flowers and vegetables. He is not an expert so would appreciate any help or advice to encourage the children in this project. Anyone who could help would be most welcome at the school on Tuesdays from 1.30-2.30pm or 3.10-4.10pm.

The AGM then commenced with apologies and minutes of the last meeting. John reported that we had had a good year with excellent speakers and an enjoyable outing to Scotsdales. He thanked Janet as secretary, Maureen as treasurer and Thea for selling plants. The show went well, but was down on numbers. Thanks to Ian for his hard work and those who helped in any way. Maureen gave the treasurer's report and informed us we were solvent; she thanked everyone for all their help and for bringing raffle prizes. Officers were elected en bloc, but Janet said this was her last year as secretary.

No one has come forward to run the Annual Village Show, so it was decided not to run one this year. We will have an event at one of our Garden Club meetings for members and school children when we will award or trophies.


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The evening ended very happily with cheese, wine and a fun quiz.

Our next meeting is in the Brooklands Centre, Sutton on Wednesday, February 14, at 7.45pm. Our speaker, Alan Moores, will be talking about 'the edge of the Fens'. We look forward to seeing you. It only costs £1 so why don't you come and join us?

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