Helpringham and District Garden Club

Enjoy meeting with a friendly group on the 4th. Wednesday of each month.
Venue: The Helpringham Memorial Hall   at   7.30 pm .
We welcome anyone who loves gardens
(Experts, amateurs and those just interested)

Annual Subs:  £12.50                                                   Visitors:  £2.50 per session
May 2017

The Club’s Sunday visit to Springfield Gardens in April proved a very interesting and enjoyable experience. So much so, that those able to attend, have requested a repeat in the future. The train ride around the grounds was very popular and the welcome from the staff exceptionable, not to mention the tea and homemade cakes. Definitely an experience to consider in the future!

The next meeting of the club is on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. The speaker will be Dave Newman and his topic will be “Small Scale Food Production.”  Dave has spoken to us before and has been very popular. His last talk was on Victorian Gardens and before that an excellent talk on indoor plants, their care and suitability.

The September trip to Hull, the City of Culture 2017, is now open to non-members. It is the only organised trip in the year which starts and finishes in the village – No trailing to Grantham on the journey which most coach companies insist is necessary.
The coach leaves the Green at 9.00am and is expected to arrive back at the Green at 6.00pm. We will have a short comfort stop at The Water’s Edge Country Park where there is a small gift shop and tea room but more important the best views of the River, Bridge and Wild Life. The coach will then make the short drive into the city where we are free to explore.
For further details, or to book, ring the secretary on 01529 421 946 - The coach holds just 49 seats and there seems to be a wide interest. The cost of the trip is £12 per person.




January 25th                   Social Evening

      February 22nd   - Michael Teasdale   -   The Humble Spud

      March 22nd     - Stephen Lovell   - Perenials for every Season:

April 23rd   -Springfield Gardens      -      Afternoon Visit
(Car Sharing)

      May 24th      -   Dave Newman   Small Scale Food Production

      June 28th. June     -                 Jo Bennison        -       Peonies:

      26th July  -Private Evening Visit to a Donington NGS Garden       
(Car Sharing)

     10th. September     -   Day Coach Trip to Hull    –    City of Culture
Short comfort stop at The Water’s Edge Country Park,
with its spectacular views of The Bridge, River and Wildlife.
Followed by a day, free to enjoy the delights of the city as you wish.
Coach leaves Helpringham Green at 9.00am.arrives back at 6.00pm approx.
Cost of trip £12 per person (Now open to non-Members)

       27th.September:       AGM & Social 
     A chance to meet the Knights of Lincoln!

25th. October:     Dr   Chris Andrews       -      Birds in our gardens

22nd. November:                -   Penny Dawson           -    Hellibores

28th. Dec.                                 No Meeting

24th  January                        New Year Social
28th. February   -     Michael Langley  -      Roses