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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 £1 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
Graham Hobson
Richie Line
Mike Solomons
Molly Stooks

Dates for 2019:

25th January – AGM and Social with Buffet 7pm.
Please feel free to attend the AGM even if you are not attending the social.

22nd February – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Ian Everest; A Sussex farm during the 1950s

29th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: To be confirmed

6th April – Spring Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Show Schedule

26th April – MEETING CANCELLED 
Village Hall Flooring being layed

31st May – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Verity Bradbury; RHS garden at Wisley

28th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Sally Botwright; The History of Southwark

26th July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Oliver; The History of RSPB Pulborough Brooks

3rd August – Summer Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Show Schedule

30th August – 7:30pm Quiz

27th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Mark Saunders; A-Z of garden plants

25th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Autumn Inspirations

29th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Liz and Tony Gilkes; A Victorian Christmas

6th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

NOTICES

MAY MEETING

Posted: 30th May 2019

This is to remind you all that hopefully normal service has been resumed and our next monthly meeting will be this coming Friday, 7.30pm in the newly floored Village hall. Our speaker this month is Verity Bradbury and her topic is walks at RHS gardens Wisley. 

For those not yet paid for the outing to Savill gardens on Tuesday July 9th please note that the payment of £18.50 per head is now due and cheques should be made to Findon Village Gardens Association and given to Mike Solomons. The coach will leave from the Village hall at 09.00 am promptly so please report no later than 08.45 so we can check everyone off as we have a full coach load. 

Although still some way off we will be making the Quiz night (Friday August 30th) tickets only. The price of the tickets is just £1 for members, £2 for visitors. The reason for the tickets is to ensure we cater for the right number of attendees. It will be a simple ploughman’s supper with a BYO for drinks. Members needing gluten free bread are advised to bring their own bread, and as always we would bequest you supply your own glasses and take away the empties. 


TUPPERWARE BOX?

Posted: 23rd April

A very Happy Easter to all, the weather has just been great to get out into the garden and enjoy the sunshine. 

It’s just over two weeks since the Spring show and when we came to clear up Sally found a Tupperware cake box after the show.  We’re assuming it belongs to one of the members and Sally has it at her home.  If the owner would like to contact Sally they can have it back. 

Regrettably due to the work in the Village Hall our next regular monthly meeting isn’t until Friday 31st May, so please make a note of it now so as not to miss it.


APRIL MEETING CANCELLED

Posted: 8th April 2019

As many of you will be aware the village hall is to closed from April 15th to the 26th April while the new floor is being laid. This could potentially clash with our regular monthly meeting scheduled for April 26th. The committee has therefore decided to cancel this meeting, so there’s no meeting in April. If you know any members who didn’t attend the March meeting or don’t have email please let them know of this decision. Our next regular meeting will therefore be on Friday May 31st. 

Liz and Derek McCourty have kindly advised me that the May issue of the Gardeners World magazine includes a number of 2 for 1 entry vouchers for all sorts of gardens around the country and if you’re a regular garden visitor you may find this useful. The May issue is available from 18th April.  


SPRING SHOW

Posted: 27th March 2019 

It’s now just just under two weeks to the Spring show and a couple of days until our next monthly meeting. As always we are begging your support not only for entries to the show but also for the plant and cake stalls which contribute so well to the costs involved in putting on the Spring show. Plants, cuttings, surplus seedlings are always welcome. Cakes can be delivered on the morning of the show and are always very popular. 

Please note that the entries box will remain at up to 10.00 am on Thursday 4th April, we will NOT be taking any entries at the Village Hall and no entries can be accepted after the 10.00 deadline at Peckhams. 

The talk at our regular meeting next Friday is on ‘The way to a Wimbledon lawn’. As always there will be our usual flower of the month competition.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, if you’ve not renewed your membership yet this can be done on Friday


 

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 £1 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
Graham Hobson
Richie Line
Mike Solomons
Molly Stooks

Dates for 2019:

25th January – AGM and Social with Buffet 7pm.
Please feel free to attend the AGM even if you are not attending the social.

22nd February – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Ian Everest; A Sussex farm during the 1950s

29th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: To be confirmed

6th April – Spring Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Show Schedule

26th April – MEETING CANCELLED 
Village Hall Flooring being layed

31st May – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Verity Bradbury; RHS garden at Wisley

28th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Sally Botwright; The History of Southwark

26th July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Oliver; The History of RSPB Pulborough Brooks

3rd August – Summer Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Show Schedule

30th August – 7:30pm Quiz

27th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Mark Saunders; A-Z of garden plants

25th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Autumn Inspirations

29th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Liz and Tony Gilkes; A Victorian Christmas

6th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

NOTICES

MAY MEETING

Posted: 30th May 2019 This is to remind you all that hopefully normal service has been resumed and our next monthly meeting will be this coming Friday, 7.30pm in the newly floored Village hall. Our speaker this month is Verity Bradbury and her topic is walks at RHS gardens Wisley.  For those not yet paid for the outing to Savill gardens on Tuesday July 9th please note that the payment of £18.50 per head is now due and cheques should be made to Findon Village Gardens Association and given to Mike Solomons. The coach will leave from the Village hall at 09.00 am promptly so please report no later than 08.45 so we can check everyone off as we have a full coach load.  Although still some way off we will be making the Quiz night (Friday August 30th) tickets only. The price of the tickets is just £1 for members, £2 for visitors. The reason for the tickets is to ensure we cater for the right number of attendees. It will be a simple ploughman’s supper with a BYO for drinks. Members needing gluten free bread are advised to bring their own bread, and as always we would bequest you supply your own glasses and take away the empties. 

TUPPERWARE BOX?

Posted: 23rd April A very Happy Easter to all, the weather has just been great to get out into the garden and enjoy the sunshine.  It’s just over two weeks since the Spring show and when we came to clear up Sally found a Tupperware cake box after the show.  We’re assuming it belongs to one of the members and Sally has it at her home.  If the owner would like to contact Sally they can have it back.  Regrettably due to the work in the Village Hall our next regular monthly meeting isn’t until Friday 31st May, so please make a note of it now so as not to miss it.

APRIL MEETING CANCELLED

Posted: 8th April 2019 As many of you will be aware the village hall is to closed from April 15th to the 26th April while the new floor is being laid. This could potentially clash with our regular monthly meeting scheduled for April 26th. The committee has therefore decided to cancel this meeting, so there’s no meeting in April. If you know any members who didn’t attend the March meeting or don’t have email please let them know of this decision. Our next regular meeting will therefore be on Friday May 31st.  Liz and Derek McCourty have kindly advised me that the May issue of the Gardeners World magazine includes a number of 2 for 1 entry vouchers for all sorts of gardens around the country and if you’re a regular garden visitor you may find this useful. The May issue is available from 18th April.  

SPRING SHOW

Posted: 27th March 2019  It’s now just just under two weeks to the Spring show and a couple of days until our next monthly meeting. As always we are begging your support not only for entries to the show but also for the plant and cake stalls which contribute so well to the costs involved in putting on the Spring show. Plants, cuttings, surplus seedlings are always welcome. Cakes can be delivered on the morning of the show and are always very popular.  Please note that the entries box will remain at up to 10.00 am on Thursday 4th April, we will NOT be taking any entries at the Village Hall and no entries can be accepted after the 10.00 deadline at Peckhams.  The talk at our regular meeting next Friday is on ‘The way to a Wimbledon lawn’. As always there will be our usual flower of the month competition.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, if you’ve not renewed your membership yet this can be done on Friday