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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 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
Schedule to follow

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
Schedule to follow

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

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


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


 

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 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
Schedule to follow

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
Schedule to follow

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

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

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