Welcome to the website of the Blofield and District Gardening Club. If you live in Blofield in Norfolk or one of the surrounding areas and have an interest in gardening then this is the club for you. We meet once a month on the second Wednesday of the month for a presentation on some aspect of gardening provided by good quality speakers. These meetings are also an opportunity to socialise with other members with similar interests, to gain advice on gardening matters and to compete with other members in our monthly competition. We have also arranged discounts at local gardening suppliers. Why not join us at one of our meetings to try us out.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30 pm at Margaret Harker Hall, Blofield when Ken Abel of Carlton Colville will give a talk entitled “Pelargoniums Explained”.
Commonly known as geraniums, Pelargoniums are a large, diverse group of mostly evergreen and tender plants used as bedding or houseplants. Did you know that although they are often called geraniums this is incorrect as the true geraniums are hardy herbaceous plants? Ken is a mine of information on how to grow them and get the best results.
The competition will be to display a floral piece of china. New members are warmly welcomed. Visitors £2.00.
This year the annual Summer Show will take place on Saturday 15th July at 2.00 pm at Margaret Harker Hall, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.
The Club organises this annual event to encourage its members to grow and present their own flowers, fruits, vegetables and home produce, e.g. preserves, breads and cakes, according to a set of Show rules. However, there are many exhibition classes that do not require specialised knowledge or expertise, just a general interest in gardening (or cooking). Cups, rosettes and prizes are presented to the winners of various sections.
An integral part of the Club’s programme, the Summer Show has become a popular and enjoyable local horticultural celebration for all the family at a time when traditional village shows of this kind have become a rarity. Admission to view the exhibition by the public is free and home made refreshments will be available with plant and cake stalls, raffle and bottle stalls and, at the end of the afternoon, selected exhibits will be auctioned to support club funds.