August 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

September meeting - Thursday 13th. Sept. ‘ The Beth Chatto Gardens’
Talk by Steve Marshall - 7.30pm Village Hall.

September meeting
September means the return to the Village Hall for the start of our autumn programme and what better way to start than welcoming Steve Marshall to the club for an illustrated talk on the famed Beth Chatto gardens.
Beth Chatto OBE VMH is a British plantswoman, garden designer and author who created her gardens near Elmstead Market in Essex.
We expect a good turn out for this, our first meeting of the autumn so come along early to claim your seat and why not bring along a friend, we are still open for new members!
7.30pm start, Thursday 13th. September.
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July 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

August visit - Thurs. 9th. August Swann’s Nursery ,Eyke Rd., Bromeswell IP12 2PN We meet at the nursery 7.00 pm or cars at Village Hall 6.15pm

Summer Garden Party
It was a glorious August day for the club’s annual garden party at Kirton Old Rectory, home of Neil and Gill Garnham. I have lived in Kirton for some 48 years and the gardens have never looked better. Gill was kind enough to give us a conducted tour of the grounds , taking in the perennial beds and admiring the mature trees all looking at their summer best.
On the swimming pool terrace we enjoyed delicious home made cakes, strawberries and cream , teas and cold drinks.
Our thanks to Gill and Neil for hosting the event and to Jenny for arranging the day. Read More...

June 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

July visit - Thurs. 12th. July - The Laburnums Garden, The Street, St James, South Elmham, IP19 0HN –Cars at the Village Hall 6.00pm or meet at the gardens 7.00pm.

May visit - Freston House Gardens
For our May visit we made the short journey to the Shotley peninsula where we were met by Andrew the owner of Freston House. Andrew bought the house in 2006 when there was little in the way of formal gardens and the 20 acres were taken up by mainly pasture and parklands. There has been an amazing transformation in the subsequent years and today there are formal gardens , many protected by hedging . We had a conducted tour of the whole site , taking in the kitchen garden followed by the cottage and rose gardens through the mediterranean , purple, yellow and white gardens and followed by the winter garden which is inspired by Richard Ayres’ garden at Anglesey Abbey.
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May 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

June visit
Thurs. 14th. June -Bourne Garden Centre, Ipswich. Cars Green 6.30 or meet 7.00pm.

May visit - Freston House Freston.
Our first visit of the summer programme was to Freston House gardens but due to the later date we were unable to meet the Review deadline for a report. If there is space hopefully a short report in the July edition. Read More...

April 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB.

May visit
Thurs. 31st May – Freston House, The Street, Freston IP9 1AF
Travel details TBA Jenny’s May email .

April meeting
Karen Kenny - ‘ Water,water everywhere.
Ironically Karen’s talk on water conservation came after a winter of record rainfall and at a time when the land was waterlogged and farmers unable to harvest or plant crops. She is right,of course, since the arrival of mains water we have all taken it for granted – just turn on the tap!
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