The Clays Horticultural Society

by | 12 September 2017 | Gainsborough, Gardening Club, Group meeting, Retford

The Clays Horticultural Society meets monthly at North and South Wheatley Village Hall. A warm welcome is always extended both to the occasional visitor and to new members. Each month the society hosts a speaker who is an acknowledged expert in his/her horticultural field. The audience is educated and entertained in equal measure.

Following the talk, light refreshments are available and this gives members the opportunity to chat to the speaker and to fellow members.

Plants, brought along by members, are also on sale at bargain prices with the proceeds donated to a horticultural charity. Members’ nominated charity for 2018 is ‘Greenfingers’ — an organisation which builds family gardens in hospices for children.

In addition to monthly meetings members organise regular days out and every spring the society organises a ‘horticultural holiday’. This year the members stayed in Norwich and spent five days visiting a variety of gardens in East Anglia.

When is a weed a wildflower, and when does a native wild flower become an exotic garden favourite? In his talk titled ‘Astride the Fence (wildflowers in the garden)’ these were just two of the questions considered by wildflower expert, Neil Timm at most recent meeting. It was no surprise that his presentation was subtitled, ‘A Garden of Weeds’.
The next speaker will be telling members all about Lavender and Dianthus. Why not come and join us on 18th September at 7.30pm? In the society’s 2018 programme members will be treated to an extensive programme ranging from ‘Luscious Lawns’ to ‘Patio Panache’.

If you would like further information about the society, please call Pauline on 01427 880916.