Beckingham and District Gardeners’ Club

by | 12 March 2024 | Gainsborough, Gardening Club, Hobbies

Beckingham and District Gardeners’ Club started their new year on 15th January with a pie and pea supper, followed by a question-and-answer session. Everyone had a good time and there was lots of chatter and laughter.

The speaker at the meeting on Monday 19th February was Stephen Lovell, with his talk ‘Bark, Berry and Leaf Texture in the Garden’. Stephen is an excellent, very knowledgeable horticulturist, and gave members lots of ideas that they could incorporate into their gardens to give the wow-factor.

February was a busy month for members, as on Sunday 21st Sheila Clark opened her garden to the club, to see all her lovely spring flowers. As a bonus, Rachel Barrowcliffe, Garden Adviser to Hodsock Priory, showed members the correct way to prune the different types of roses. Members were then encouraged to show their prowess by pruning some roses themselves! This was rounded off with hot soup refreshments.

For those gardeners who are thinking of making a pond in 2024, the meeting on Monday 18th March is one not to miss, as Dawn Fisher talks on ‘Developing a Wildlife Pond’.
Anyone who is not a member of the club, but is interested in listening to any of the speakers, is welcome to go along to any meeting. The club charges £4.00 for visitors, which includes refreshments. The meetings are held in Beckingham Recreation Room and start at 7.30pm.

If you are interested in gardening, the environment or related subjects, this small, friendly club could be for you. For more information, contact Pat Hooton on 01427 890357 or 07776 060247.