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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

SUMMER SHOW - SUPPORT NEEDED

Posted: 22nd July 2019

Dear all, You’ve all no doubt heard of ‘begging letters’, let me introduce you to ‘begging emails’!

The Summer show is now just 13 days away and we desperately need your support for whole range of items! Don’t worry if you can’t help but any donation will be very much welcome and appreciated.

Tombola - This is the preserve of John & Mary Wickson who year in and year out make this an extremely successful stall on the basis that ‘everyone’s a winner’. Any contributions to the stall would be welcome by John, either at our Friday meeting or direct to John  in Nepcote Lane.

Cakes - Any donations to the cake stall are welcome.

Plants - The same comments apply to the plant stall. Donations to both plants and cakes can be delivered direct to the Hall on the morning of the show (3rd August).

Books - Hard back, soft back, fact or fiction any books in a saleable condition would be well received.

Bric-a-brac - The domain of Mike & Molly. These are items are not restricted to the garden, our only stipulation is that this stall will be a sale or return, we would therefore look to all ‘donors’ to take back their items if not sold. We are also happy to accept items for sale where the donor asks for a percentage of the sale price. So please have a look in the tool shed and conservatory for those no longer used items which just take up space.

This month’s talk is being given by John Oliver who’s talk is all about the RSPB and their work at Pulborough Brooks where John is located. John has been volunteering at Pulborough Brooks for over 15 years so knows the place like the back of his hand!

We very much look forward to seeing you all on Friday at the July monthly meeting. Best wishes and enjoy the summer,

Chris


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. 


 

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

SUMMER SHOW - SUPPORT NEEDED

Posted: 22nd July 2019 Dear all, You’ve all no doubt heard of ‘begging letters’, let me introduce you to ‘begging emails’! The Summer show is now just 13 days away and we desperately need your support for whole range of items! Don’t worry if you can’t help but any donation will be very much welcome and appreciated. Tombola - This is the preserve of John & Mary Wickson who year in and year out make this an extremely successful stall on the basis that ‘everyone’s a winner’. Any contributions to the stall would be welcome by John, either at our Friday meeting or direct to John  in Nepcote Lane. Cakes - Any donations to the cake stall are welcome. Plants - The same comments apply to the plant stall. Donations to both plants and cakes can be delivered direct to the Hall on the morning of the show (3rd August). Books - Hard back, soft back, fact or fiction any books in a saleable condition would be well received. Bric-a-brac - The domain of Mike & Molly. These are items are not restricted to the garden, our only stipulation is that this stall will be a sale or return, we would therefore look to all ‘donors’ to take back their items if not sold. We are also happy to accept items for sale where the donor asks for a percentage of the sale price. So please have a look in the tool shed and conservatory for those no longer used items which just take up space. This month’s talk is being given by John Oliver who’s talk is all about the RSPB and their work at Pulborough Brooks where John is located. John has been volunteering at Pulborough Brooks for over 15 years so knows the place like the back of his hand! We very much look forward to seeing you all on Friday at the July monthly meeting. Best wishes and enjoy the summer, Chris

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.