Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Crime Updates

Crime reports for around Wickhambrook
Crime updates for May

See the latest updates on crime incidents affecting Wickhambrook and the surrounding areas...

read more...

Wanted/For Sale

See what is for sale and wanted for around Wickhambrook

Take a look at all the items we have for sale and see if you can find yourself a bargain. You can also post requests for items you are looking for.  It's free and we have sold lots of items over the years from cars to sofas!

more info...

Resources

Get the latest free Adobe Reader to view pdf files on the website
PDF Files

You will need the Adobe Reader to view some documents on the website. You can download it for FREE from the Adobe Website

website last updated 10 January, 2010

Wickhambrook Horticultural Society logo

Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

January 2007

Our first meeting of 2007 proved to be a really interesting talk by Mr Andrew Jackson on plants which are “Garden Worthy and decorative with added value”.  Mr Jackson is very interested in photography and his slides bore this out.  Many of the slides were taken locally in areas which you would never think of going to find such colourful specimens – such as Sainsbury’s car park in Haverhill and even in the grave yard of the Parish Church in that town!!  I think we all went home with ideas about how we could extend the autumn colour in our own gardens as well as wanting to extend the number of months in the year that our own gardens could provide interest and colour.  He was warmly thanked by our Vice-Chairman Stan Bates.

On the 16th March we have our Social Evening in the Bar Room of the M.S.C.  As usual we have asked Esme Jolland and her helpers to cater for the evening and the cost – for 3 courses, followed by cheese and biscuits and coffee – will be £13.50.  Numbers are limited, so members please put your names down quickly.

Our March monthly meeting on the 26th March is on “Alpine Campanulas” – a talk given by Sue Wooster and on the 23rd April we have a talk by Karen Kenny of Suffolk Radio talking about Companion Planting.

This is advance notice about our Coffee Evening and Bring and Buy which this year will be on the 14th May.  Last year lots of our members and friends begged, borrowed, took cuttings and grew seeds for this evening and it was very successful.  Hopefully, we shall do the same this year.  So, once the weather warms up a little and the days start to get longer, if you could think of our Bring and Buy when you are out in your own garden and you have things that you could take cuttings from or divide and grow on, then please think of the Horticultural Society.

Our Annual Membership is £3, with meetings costing £1 to members and £2 to non-members.  We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.  Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits.   The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us. 

I am planning to run two coach trips this year – one on Friday 15th June leaving Wickhambrook at 8.30 to Glen Chantry where we will spend the morning and than in the afternoon go to Hyde Hall Gardens, leaving there at 5 o’clock. 

The other coach trip will be on Saturday 28th July to Capel Manor Gardens where, as well as the lovely gardens there, there will be a Summer Flower and Fuchsia Show.  This leaves at 9 o’clock and leaves Capel Manor at 5 o’clock.  The cost for each trip will be approximately £15/16.  Please ring me if you want to put your names down.

Events and News

Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Monday 26th June
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 26th of June at the usual time of 7.30pm in the W.I. Hall. A brief history of the English Garden - a gallop through gardens from Mediaeval to Victorian by Andrew Sankey of Cambridge.  Tea and Coffee refreshments.


Horticultural Society photos

Horticultural Society Flower Show

Members Information

Our Annual Membership is 5, with meetings costing 1 to members and 2 to non-members. We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Subscriptions are payable to the Treasurer each January.

Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us.

2014 - 2017 Reports

2013 Reports

2012 Reports

2011 Reports

2010 Reports

2009 Reports

2008 Reports

2007 Reports

2006 Reports

2005 Reports

2004 Reports

2003 Reports

Useful links and information