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FINDON VILLAGE GARDENS ASSOCIATION

The Findon Village Gardens Association welcomes new members. We meet at 7:30pm on the last Friday in each month (except December) in the Village Hall. We normally have a guest speaker, with subjects ranging from horticulture to the history of canals; from trug making to natural history.         

We have an annual light-hearted quiz night, a Christmas Social evening and of course our two Flower shows, enabling members to grow and show prize blooms and vegetables, plus of course the cookery, photography and handicraft sections. During the year, visits to gardens and other places of interest are arranged, which make for a most enjoyable day or half day out. There is truly something for everyone. 

Annual membership is £5 with a £2 entry to the monthly meeting to include tea and biscuits. For any membership details please contact David Gear on the number below

For general enquiries, you can contact us via email at info.findongardens@gmail.com or by phone on 07423 265255

 

Committee:

Chairman – Chris Young
Hon. Secretary/Membership Secretary – David Gear
Hon. Treasurer – Sue Line
Show Secretary – Sally Evans
Maureen Bowen
Joan Francis
Richie Line
Derek McCourty
Liz McCourty
Peta-Jane Onslow 
Mike Solomons

Dates for 2022:

28th January – MEETING CANCELLED

25th February – 7:30pm AGM & Speaker
Guest speaker: James Sainsbury, Worthing Museum. The discovery of a Roman coin hoard in Edburton

25th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting 
Guest speaker: Matthew Ward, Findon Tree Warden, on his work in the National Trust

2nd April – 2pm Spring Show 
The programme will be the same as planned for 2021. Click here for a copy, but please note the dates are incorrect. 

29th April – 7:30pm monthly meeting    
Guest speaker: James Harris, Head Gardener at Leonardslee. The history of Leonardslee and what the future holds

27th May – 7:30pm monthly meeting     
Guest speaker: Pam Goodall – Around the World on a Bike

24th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Daryl Holter, Sussex Police Heritage Crime Officer

29th July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Andrew Humphris, Head Gardener at Parham

6th August - 2pm Summer Show
The programme will be the same as planned for 2021. Click here for a copy, but please note the dates are incorrect. 

19th August – Quiz Night

30th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Neil Hulme - Knepp Estate, butterflies and more

28th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest Speaker: Ian Everest – The Women’s Land Army

25th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Emma O'Connor, Museums Officer

9th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

MAY UPDATE

Another month has flown by and I’m sure you have all welcomed the rain that we have had this week.  If nothing else, it should make hoeing weeds easier. 

On Friday, 27th May our speaker is Pam Goodall.  She bought a second-hand bike and decided that she would cycle around the world – a decision not many would take I’m sure.  I expect she will have many tales to tell, so I think it will be an entertaining evening.  We are looking forward to seeing you all and don't forget to bring a flower from your garden for the flower of the month competition – our speaker will choose her favourite, which will win a £5 voucher for Findon Garden Centre for its owner. 

You are no doubt aware that Mike Solomons has decided to step down from the committee and as I have taken over as Chair, Chris Young is now acting Show Secretary.  However, we will need someone to take over that role from next year and we would be pleased to hear from anyone who thinks they might be interested.  You would be welcome to observe the “inner workings” of the role, so do have a chat with either Chris or myself if you think you may be up for it. 

If you haven’t already signed up for the Wisley trip on 13th September, do consider it.  You will only have to pay for the coach, which at £15 is a bargain. 

At our last committee meeting, the subject of dogs at our monthly meeting was discussed.  Some people have commented that it is somewhat distracting to have a dog nearby, when they are trying to listen to a speaker. We also have to consider that some folks may have allergies or be genuinely frightened of dogs and we don’t want them to feel excluded from our club because of it.  We have therefore decided that we should ask members to please refrain from bringing their dogs along to monthly meetings in future.  

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Sally


 

FINDON VILLAGE GARDENS ASSOCIATION

The Findon Village Gardens Association welcomes new members. We meet at 7:30pm on the last Friday in each month (except December) in the Village Hall. We normally have a guest speaker, with subjects ranging from horticulture to the history of canals; from trug making to natural history.         

We have an annual light-hearted quiz night, a Christmas Social evening and of course our two Flower shows, enabling members to grow and show prize blooms and vegetables, plus of course the cookery, photography and handicraft sections. During the year, visits to gardens and other places of interest are arranged, which make for a most enjoyable day or half day out. There is truly something for everyone. 

Annual membership is £5 with a £2 entry to the monthly meeting to include tea and biscuits. For any membership details please contact David Gear on the number below

For general enquiries, you can contact us via email at info.findongardens@gmail.com or by phone on 07423 265255

 

Committee:

Chairman – Chris Young
Hon. Secretary/Membership Secretary – David Gear
Hon. Treasurer – Sue Line
Show Secretary – Sally Evans
Maureen Bowen
Joan Francis
Richie Line
Derek McCourty
Liz McCourty
Peta-Jane Onslow 
Mike Solomons

Dates for 2022:

28th January – MEETING CANCELLED

25th February – 7:30pm AGM & Speaker
Guest speaker: James Sainsbury, Worthing Museum. The discovery of a Roman coin hoard in Edburton

25th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting 
Guest speaker: Matthew Ward, Findon Tree Warden, on his work in the National Trust

2nd April – 2pm Spring Show 
The programme will be the same as planned for 2021. Click here for a copy, but please note the dates are incorrect. 

29th April – 7:30pm monthly meeting    
Guest speaker: James Harris, Head Gardener at Leonardslee. The history of Leonardslee and what the future holds

27th May – 7:30pm monthly meeting     
Guest speaker: Pam Goodall – Around the World on a Bike

24th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Daryl Holter, Sussex Police Heritage Crime Officer

29th July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Andrew Humphris, Head Gardener at Parham

6th August - 2pm Summer Show
The programme will be the same as planned for 2021. Click here for a copy, but please note the dates are incorrect. 

19th August – Quiz Night

30th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Neil Hulme - Knepp Estate, butterflies and more

28th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest Speaker: Ian Everest – The Women’s Land Army

25th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Emma O'Connor, Museums Officer

9th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

MAY UPDATE

Another month has flown by and I’m sure you have all welcomed the rain that we have had this week.  If nothing else, it should make hoeing weeds easier.  On Friday, 27th May our speaker is Pam Goodall.  She bought a second-hand bike and decided that she would cycle around the world – a decision not many would take I’m sure.  I expect she will have many tales to tell, so I think it will be an entertaining evening.  We are looking forward to seeing you all and don't forget to bring a flower from your garden for the flower of the month competition – our speaker will choose her favourite, which will win a £5 voucher for Findon Garden Centre for its owner.  You are no doubt aware that Mike Solomons has decided to step down from the committee and as I have taken over as Chair, Chris Young is now acting Show Secretary.  However, we will need someone to take over that role from next year and we would be pleased to hear from anyone who thinks they might be interested.  You would be welcome to observe the “inner workings” of the role, so do have a chat with either Chris or myself if you think you may be up for it.  If you haven’t already signed up for the Wisley trip on 13th September, do consider it.  You will only have to pay for the coach, which at £15 is a bargain.  At our last committee meeting, the subject of dogs at our monthly meeting was discussed.  Some people have commented that it is somewhat distracting to have a dog nearby, when they are trying to listen to a speaker. We also have to consider that some folks may have allergies or be genuinely frightened of dogs and we don’t want them to feel excluded from our club because of it.  We have therefore decided that we should ask members to please refrain from bringing their dogs along to monthly meetings in future.   Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Sally