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.
We have put together a newsletter to keep you involved with our club whilst we are not able to hold meetings. We hope you enjoy reading it. Here is the latest edition.
Past issues can be found on the Links page.
Cancellation of meetings 2021
The committee has been discussing the current and likely future decisions that the government will make with regard to the coronavirus pandemic that has stopped all of us in our tracks since March, 2020.
Eventually it was reluctantly agreed that, in view of the uncertainty about regulations likely to be in force later in the year, and the lack of confidence many club members may feel about meeting in larger groups, there will be no face to face meetings of the club, nor the Annual Show, in 2021. The committee is truly sorry to adopt this approach, but the health and safety of all members is our prime concern.
The committee did not reach this decision easily and all understand that people wish to meet up and discuss something other than the pandemic. However a very progressive suggestion has been made that regular Zoom meetings could be arranged, inviting members and the wider community to take part. Committee member Lynda Hunt suggested this, and kindly agreed to lead on arranging and running such meetings, for which the committee is most grateful.
The first Gardening Club Zoom meeting will be a light hearted presentation on Wednesday evening, 24th March, at 7:30 p.m. when Lynda will discuss “Bee-friendly gardens”. The talk will be about her honeybees and the flowers they enjoy visiting as well as the encounters and pleasures of beekeeping. If you are interested in seeing this talk, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
If you would like to practise using Zoom, the committee has also arranged for a trial meeting to be held on Friday evening, 19th March, from 7.00 p.m. Again please e-mail the above address if you would like the Zoom link for that meeting.
With very best wishes and a hope that the club can start again in 2022.