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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
Guest Speaker: Paul Patton; Autumn Inspirations

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

6th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

NOTICES

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL UPDATE

Posted: 25th November 2019

The Christmas social is on Friday 6th December at the Village Hall, 7 pm for 7.30. 

Currently we have sold (including reservations) 86 tickets so if you are still thinking of coming please do let Sue and Richie (877930) know in order to ensure a ticket. Tickets are £18.50 for members, £20 for non-members. Since we have to advise the caterers of the final ‘head count’ some seven days before the event we will unfortunately have to charge the full ticket price if there are any late cancellations or ‘no shows’. 

If anyone planning to come is vegetarian. Celiac, or has any other food intolerance please do let me know on or before Friday 29th November so that the caterers can accommodate these needs. 

As usual the evening will be a ‘BYO’ so bring your own glasses, these will NOT be provided and please take away the empties afterwards. This will help considerably with clearing up. 

The evening will follow the usual format of quiz, free raffle, ‘head n’ tails’, 12 days of Christmas, a few carols and very good supper. 

We look forward to seeing you all on the 29th when the talk will be by Liz and Tony Gilkes reminiscing on ”A Victorian Christmas”.


 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Posted: 5th November 2019

It’s just four weeks this coming Friday to our annual Christmas social. So far we have sold at least 50 tickets and I am aware that at least 10 others have asked for tickets to be put aside for them. If you are intending on joining us and haven’t yet let either myself or Sue Line know please email either of us so we can ensure there are tickets reserved for you. These can be collected at our next regular meeting on Friday 29th of this month, by doing this it guarantees you a ticket a well as providing us with a good estimate of the catering needs. Ticket prizes are £18.50 for members and £20 for guests, regrettably tickets will NOT be available at the door. There will be the usual free raffle , entertainment, quiz and an excellent supper.

Best wishes 

Chris


OCTOBER MEETING

Posted: 22nd October 2019

This Friday, 25th, is our usual monthly meeting. The talk is entitled ‘Autumn Aspirations’ and the speaker is Paul Patton. Paul specialises in plant care including pest and disease control, propagation, feeding and the need to maintain a balance in our gardens and the help given by adding organic matter to the soil. 

This month we will also start selling tickets for our regular Christmas Social which will be on December 6th (not the 5th as stated in the membership card). We will be having the same caterer as we had in the last two/three years and the menu includes both hot and cold dishes, meat and fish as well as a vegetarian option. The ticket price will be £18.50 for members, £20 for non-members. As usual will be having a free raffle, heads n tails, a table prize, sing-along carols with David Gear and a light hearted Christmas quiz. What amazing value!

I hoping that rain will stop so that I can get on with some of the many garden jobs to be done! We look forward to seeing you all on Friday.

Chris


 

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
Guest Speaker: Paul Patton; Autumn Inspirations

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

6th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

 

NOTICES

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL UPDATE

Posted: 25th November 2019 The Christmas social is on Friday 6th December at the Village Hall, 7 pm for 7.30.  Currently we have sold (including reservations) 86 tickets so if you are still thinking of coming please do let Sue and Richie (877930) know in order to ensure a ticket. Tickets are £18.50 for members, £20 for non-members. Since we have to advise the caterers of the final ‘head count’ some seven days before the event we will unfortunately have to charge the full ticket price if there are any late cancellations or ‘no shows’.  If anyone planning to come is vegetarian. Celiac, or has any other food intolerance please do let me know on or before Friday 29th November so that the caterers can accommodate these needs.  As usual the evening will be a ‘BYO’ so bring your own glasses, these will NOT be provided and please take away the empties afterwards. This will help considerably with clearing up.  The evening will follow the usual format of quiz, free raffle, ‘head n’ tails’, 12 days of Christmas, a few carols and very good supper.  We look forward to seeing you all on the 29th when the talk will be by Liz and Tony Gilkes reminiscing on ”A Victorian Christmas”.
 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Posted: 5th November 2019 It’s just four weeks this coming Friday to our annual Christmas social. So far we have sold at least 50 tickets and I am aware that at least 10 others have asked for tickets to be put aside for them. If you are intending on joining us and haven’t yet let either myself or Sue Line know please email either of us so we can ensure there are tickets reserved for you. These can be collected at our next regular meeting on Friday 29th of this month, by doing this it guarantees you a ticket a well as providing us with a good estimate of the catering needs. Ticket prizes are £18.50 for members and £20 for guests, regrettably tickets will NOT be available at the door. There will be the usual free raffle , entertainment, quiz and an excellent supper. Best wishes  Chris

OCTOBER MEETING

Posted: 22nd October 2019 This Friday, 25th, is our usual monthly meeting. The talk is entitled ‘Autumn Aspirations’ and the speaker is Paul Patton. Paul specialises in plant care including pest and disease control, propagation, feeding and the need to maintain a balance in our gardens and the help given by adding organic matter to the soil.  This month we will also start selling tickets for our regular Christmas Social which will be on December 6th (not the 5th as stated in the membership card). We will be having the same caterer as we had in the last two/three years and the menu includes both hot and cold dishes, meat and fish as well as a vegetarian option. The ticket price will be £18.50 for members, £20 for non-members. As usual will be having a free raffle, heads n tails, a table prize, sing-along carols with David Gear and a light hearted Christmas quiz. What amazing value! I hoping that rain will stop so that I can get on with some of the many garden jobs to be done! We look forward to seeing you all on Friday. Chris