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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
Joan Francis
Graham Hobson
Richie Line
Peta-Jane Onslow 
Mike Solomons

Dates for 2020:

31st January – AGM and Guest Speaker 7pm.
Guest speaker: Helena Lewis; Bee-keeping (bringing honey to sell) 

28th February – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Sainsbury & John Pull – Cissbury Flint Mines

27th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Lesley Baker – Tree Surgeon

11th April – Spring Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Schedule

24th April – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Anna Burtenshaw – Camelia Botnar Trust & Horticulture (bringing plants to sell)

29th May – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Pam Goodall – Around the World on a Bike

26th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Joanne Carnell – The Role of Gardens for Conservation

31st July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Stepney – Broadwater Cemetery

8th August – Summer Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Schedule

28th August – 7:30pm Quiz Night and Refreshments - bring a bottle
Chris Young and Graham Hobson

25th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Joshua Tutt – Moon Gardening

30th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest Speaker: Emma O’Connor – The History of Sussex Archaeology and Their Properties

27th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Martin Duncan – Arundel Castle Gardens

4th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

2021:

29th January - AGM

 

 

 

NOTICES

FEBRUARY MEETING

This Friday is the regular monthly meeting of the Findon Village Gardens Association, usual venue at the usual time (Village Hall for 7.30 pm). Our speaker this month is James Sainsbury who is a local Historian and Archaeologist at Worthing Museum and Director of Arun Valley Archaeology Project. His talk will cover the West Sussex flint mines such as Cissbury and the work of John Pull, an amateur archaeologist who excavated and recorded his findings between 1922 and 1956.

We will also be taking membership renewals this meeting, the annual Membership fee remains unchanged at £5 per annum and the attendance charge is still £1 for members, £2 for guests. If you wish to receive the occasional email advising of upcoming events and don’t already get these please let us have your email address at the time of renewal.

We haven’t found any replacement for our tea ladies and therefore we appeal for members to join us in working a ‘tea rota’ whereby we’d call upon your support every two, three or four months. If you are willing please let Sue Line know and we will add you to the list. Please note that the term ‘tea lady’ is a non-gender description! Importantly we need volunteers at the Spring show where help ‘behind’ the counter would be welcome, if members would just give an hour or so of their time it would greatly appreciated.

PS Keep your fingers crossed that the rain stops soon!! Look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Chris


JANUARY MEETING

A very Happy New Year to you all; may your begonias blossom, your fuchsia flourish and your petunias prosper, in other words I hope everything in our garden is rosy! 

Our first meeting of this year is two weeks today, Friday 31st of the month, when in addition to the AGM we will have a talk from Helaine on keeping bees. The AGM should be fairly short but if you would like to ask a question, raise an issue or voice an opinion relating to the Association pleased do let me know in advance so I can ensure you get the opportunity to have your say. 

I am very sorry to report that Sally Oakes and Janet Knowlton (two of our long standing and much appreciated tea ladies) have resigned for personal reason so if you’re willing to give a hand in the kitchen please do let us know on the 31st. My sincere thanks to Janet and Sally for the many thousands of cups of tea and coffee they have made over the years, not only on meetings night but also at our Spring and Summer show, they will be truly missed. 

Best wishes for 2020. 

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
Joan Francis
Graham Hobson
Richie Line
Peta-Jane Onslow 
Mike Solomons

Dates for 2020:

31st January – AGM and Guest Speaker 7pm.
Guest speaker: Helena Lewis; Bee-keeping (bringing honey to sell) 

28th February – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Sainsbury & John Pull – Cissbury Flint Mines

27th March – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Lesley Baker – Tree Surgeon

11th April – Spring Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Schedule

24th April – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Anna Burtenshaw – Camelia Botnar Trust & Horticulture (bringing plants to sell)

29th May – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Pam Goodall – Around the World on a Bike

26th June – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Joanne Carnell – The Role of Gardens for Conservation

31st July – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: John Stepney – Broadwater Cemetery

8th August – Summer Flower Show 2pm
Click here for the Schedule

28th August – 7:30pm Quiz Night and Refreshments - bring a bottle
Chris Young and Graham Hobson

25th September – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Joshua Tutt – Moon Gardening

30th October – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest Speaker: Emma O’Connor – The History of Sussex Archaeology and Their Properties

27th November – 7:30pm monthly meeting
Guest speaker: Martin Duncan – Arundel Castle Gardens

4th December – 7:30pm Christmas Social

2021:

29th January - AGM

 

 

 

NOTICES

FEBRUARY MEETING

This Friday is the regular monthly meeting of the Findon Village Gardens Association, usual venue at the usual time (Village Hall for 7.30 pm). Our speaker this month is James Sainsbury who is a local Historian and Archaeologist at Worthing Museum and Director of Arun Valley Archaeology Project. His talk will cover the West Sussex flint mines such as Cissbury and the work of John Pull, an amateur archaeologist who excavated and recorded his findings between 1922 and 1956. We will also be taking membership renewals this meeting, the annual Membership fee remains unchanged at £5 per annum and the attendance charge is still £1 for members, £2 for guests. If you wish to receive the occasional email advising of upcoming events and don’t already get these please let us have your email address at the time of renewal. We haven’t found any replacement for our tea ladies and therefore we appeal for members to join us in working a ‘tea rota’ whereby we’d call upon your support every two, three or four months. If you are willing please let Sue Line know and we will add you to the list. Please note that the term ‘tea lady’ is a non-gender description! Importantly we need volunteers at the Spring show where help ‘behind’ the counter would be welcome, if members would just give an hour or so of their time it would greatly appreciated. PS Keep your fingers crossed that the rain stops soon!! Look forward to seeing you on Friday. Chris

JANUARY MEETING

A very Happy New Year to you all; may your begonias blossom, your fuchsia flourish and your petunias prosper, in other words I hope everything in our garden is rosy!  Our first meeting of this year is two weeks today, Friday 31st of the month, when in addition to the AGM we will have a talk from Helaine on keeping bees. The AGM should be fairly short but if you would like to ask a question, raise an issue or voice an opinion relating to the Association pleased do let me know in advance so I can ensure you get the opportunity to have your say.  I am very sorry to report that Sally Oakes and Janet Knowlton (two of our long standing and much appreciated tea ladies) have resigned for personal reason so if you’re willing to give a hand in the kitchen please do let us know on the 31st. My sincere thanks to Janet and Sally for the many thousands of cups of tea and coffee they have made over the years, not only on meetings night but also at our Spring and Summer show, they will be truly missed.  Best wishes for 2020.  Chris