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 10th May at 7.30 pm at Margaret Harker Hall, Blofield. Pauline Harper, a Norfolk Master Gardener, will give a talk “You Too Can Show” with lots of ideas and guidance on how to prepare your garden and home produce for public display and judging. The competition will be to show three tulips in a vase. New members are warmly welcomed. Visitors £2.00.
The annual summer show on Saturday, 16th July, was once again a successful afternoon, with an amazing selection of flowers, fruits and vegetables for the judges to consider. The home produce classes were also well supported by members, with cakes, orange curd, jams, chutneys, scones and tarts looking (and tasting) delicious. The club thanks all who came along in the afternoon to see the exhibits, and buy plants, cakes, raffle tickets and also to enjoy tea, cake and the hugely popular auction at the end of the afternoon. Cups and rosettes were awarded to class winners by our chairperson, Sylvia Nelthorpe, and the club is very grateful that Peter Mackness kindly agreed to act as auctioneer again.
The annual summer show is an integral part of the club’s programme, and we are very keen to keep it going, as so many villages have seen a decline in interest in village shows and many have disappeared altogether. There are many classes that do not require special knowledge or expertise, just a general interest in gardening (or baking) and all members are eligible to take part.