Programme 2024

Meetings are held at either Fowlmere Village Hall (FVH) or Thriplow Village Hall (TVH) and commence at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month. Please note that the meeting on 2nd May will be at St Mary’s Church, Fowlmere. £2 admission for visitors at most meetings.

Date Event Location
1st February AGM, Group Quiz & refreshments

Join us for a short AGM … followed by a fun group quiz with prizes AND wine & nibbles!

Competition- five snowdrops

7th March

In the Garden with William Morris – Fiona Rose

Fiona has always had an interest in William Morris and her passion for the Arts and Crafts Movement has led her into a career selling home interiors and lecturing on the works of C19th designers. Her talk will explore the impact and evolution of the English Garden made by William Morris.

Competition- five daffodils/narcissi

4th April

Easter & Spring Customs with Flowers and Music – Michael Brown 

Michael is known as the “Historic Gardener”. He will tell us how the return of spring has been celebrated in the past. This includes Easter and springtime traditions with flowers and music.

Competition- a vase of Spring flowers

Easter raffle for Perennial (the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society)

2nd May

Gardening with Wildlife in Mind – Dr Chris Gibson

Chris is a conservationist with over thirty years’ experience. He is also an author and broadcaster with a passion for the natural world.

Competition- five tulips

 St Mary’s Church, Fowlmere
6th June

No Dig Gardening – Russell Attwood

Russell has 10 years’ experience as a speaker to Gardening Clubs and until recently was a biology teacher. He has been a keen allotment gardener for 25 years, specialising in the No Dig method of gardening. 

Competition- one rose

21st-23rd June

Three Day Club Tour to the Chilterns with 2 nights at a four star hotel in Oxford. The itinerary includes visits to 6 beautiful gardens.

4th July

Soirée at Stoney Fields, High Street, Fowlmere at 6.30pm                

By kind courtesy of Jill & Mel Vincent.

Entry by ticket – members given priority

Club raffle

1st August

The Life and Work of Beth Chatto – Alison Moller

Alison specialises in garden and landscape history following a long career as a teacher.

Competition- a vase of summer flowers

14th September

Garden Show

Look out for the schedule and prepare your exhibits. Classes include floral art, flowers, vegetables, cakes and bakes, preserves, handicrafts, photography and a children’s section.

3rd October

Beautiful Bulbs – Simon White

Simon is Garden Centre sales manager at Peter Beales Roses in Norfolk.

Competition- a vase of Autumn flowers

7th  November

Garden Design from Concept to Completion – Louisa Gilhooly

Based in Cambridge, Louisa is a speaker on the Perennial Panel and she will talk us through the basic designs of a garden. So, if you are looking for ideas…

Competition- Autumn foliage incorporating berries

5th Dec

Photographing the Natural World – John Deed

John is an experienced photographer and lives in Thriplow. He will give us tips and ideas of how to take a good photograph of flora and fauna in their normal surroundings.

Hollowed by our Splendid Christmas Buffet and Christmas Raffle for Perennial