Lavenham Gardening Club
The Club was started in 1974 in Preston St Mary, the official title being ‘The Lavenham, Preston St Mary, & District Gardening Club’, but is simply known as ‘The Lavenham Gardening Club’. Hence, we offer a welcome to anyone in the ‘district’ interested in gardening, whether they have acres, a small patch, a window-box, or a few houseplants.
We have approximately 70 members, and enjoy a talk on most months (based at Lavenham Village Hall); also visits to gardens either by coach, or if nearer, by own cars, in the Summer. New members are welcome to join at any point in the year, and the subscription is currently £8 pa, plus a meeting fee of £2 when attended, which includes tea/coffee/biscuits – and a free raffle ticket!
Meetings as above are in the St Peter & St Paul Room at the Hall, starting at 7.30 pm; if you have interest in the Club, just come along!
As part of our regular programme, in January we have a Social evening, with entertainment; and in July or August, a Garden Party hosted by a member at their home. The business affairs of the Club are kept in order by a Committee, and an Annual General Meeting is held in February.
In addition, we hold two Plant Sales in the Lavenham Market Place each year; the first mainly for annuals, and the second mainly based on perennials. These are held in May.
Following many years of holding a ‘Produce Show’, the classes now include produce, plants, floral arrangements, jams, marmalade, cakes, home-made wine, crafts, art, and a photography session, which are better supported than previously.