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.
The committee is pleased to report that the Club had a very successful 2023, with lively and interesting speakers, a well-attended Summer Show, and several new members to help spread the word about how good gardening – and generally being outdoors – is for the soul as well as keeping the body fit! We hope many more of you will join us in 2024.
The first meeting of 2024 will be on Wednesday evening, 13th March at 7:30pm at The Margaret Harker Hall. This is our AGM, reviewing what happened in 2023, and looking ahead to the speakers booked for 2024, as well as any changes to the Summer Show schedule. This is followed by a free open buffet and usually a quiz! All welcome.
Thanks to all for another very successful Annual Summer Show, held at the Margaret Harker Hall on Saturday, 15th July. Members once again exceeded expectations with the flowers, fruits, vegetables and home produce exhibited. Visitors in the afternoon were able to see which exhibits had been awarded prizes by the independent judges, as well as enjoying refreshments and having a little flutter on the raffle and tombola stalls. Cakes, plants and books were also sold, and the finale was the fast-moving auction of locally grown produce – bargains for all!
Many thanks to the committee for organising the event, to members for exhibiting their produce, and to all who supported us in the afternoon. A proper community Village Show – long may it continue!