Thakeham Gardeners Club

This very friendly club was founded nearly 43 years ago.  It currently has a membership of 77, and its member come from Thakeham and the neighbouring villages of Storrington, West Chiltington, Washington, Findon, Ashington, Pulborough and High Salvington.  We all garden on different soil, which presents different problems, so tips and ideas are shared amongst us.  Some of us are new to gardening and some are seasoned gardeners.

We have a variety of very interesting speakers each month – see this year’s programme of events below.  Our guest speakers bring slides, and some have plants for us to buy at a very lost cost.

The end of year is celebrated with a Christmas Party in December.  This includes wine, a 2 course meal and after dinner entertainment – all for a very modest charge.

The club holds 2 Plant Sales each year in May and October.  These Sales are well known throughout the neighbouring villages, and we have a very large stock of plants for sale, plus a tombola and a cake stall.  There is usually a long queue outside the hall before opening time, and the plants sell in a short and very busy time.

The Club also holds a Flower Show usually the 3rd Saturday in July which has sections for vegetables, flowers, photography, handicraft, art and cookery.  The show is open to all members and non members.

We also have an after Christmas luncheon in January at a local venue.  In 2018 this was at the Old Tollgate in Bramber.

We have 2 outings each year, and in 2017 we went to Sissinghurst, and we did a boat trip on the Thames with lunch on board to view the Autumn colours.

We meet at Thakeham Village Hall at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month, except January.

For more details please telephone our Chairman – Bruce Wallace on 01903 892466 or our Membership Secretary – Linda Turk on 01403 741068

2018 Programme

January                No meeting
February 12th      Plant Propagation  David Hide

No Competition

March 12th           Dianthus  Emma & David Sumner-Wilson

Competition:        A Single Narcissus

April 9th                Baskets & Tubs Mark Dobell

Competition        A Single Tulip

May 14th               Growing and Care of Dahlias  Richard Ramsey

Competition:        A Small Branch of Early Flowering Shrub

May 19th               PLANT SALE     Saturday    2.00pm.
June 11th               Clematis  Liz Gibbison

Competition         A Single Rose

July 9th                  Fruit Growing in the Garden  Paul Templeton

No Competition  

July 21st                FLOWER SHOW   Saturday    2-4 pm
August 13th           Secrets of Hever Castle Neil Miller

Competition         A Vase of Summer Flowers

September 10th    Hydrangeas   Roger Butler

No Competition

October 8th           AGM

                              Bruce Wallace

Competition          A Vase of Autumn Colours

October 13th             PLANT SALE  Saturday    2.00pm.
November 12th    Creating Movement Whilst Still Frozen   Benjamin Pope

No Competition    2019 Subscriptions due

December 10th     CHRISTMAS PARTY