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.
Is your garden looking beautiful, full of bulbs and spring-flowering shrubs? If you feel it could perhaps be improved, might you benefit from hearing gardening-related talks or chatting to locals about it? The Blofield Gardening Club welcomes people from all our local villages – and beyond – offering formal professional presentations, informal advice, sociable refreshment time and of course a raffle!
Our Gardening Club year starts again on Wednesday evening, 13th March (7:30 pm) at the Margaret Harker Hall, Yarmouth Road, Blofield. This will be the Club’s Annual General Meeting, with a review of last year, and information about the speakers and topics organised for this year. The schedule for the very popular Summer Show (Saturday, 13th July) will also be outlined, so all can start to prepare prize-winning vegetables, plants and chutneys!
A light buffet and quiz will be offered to all attendees after the short meeting – past club members and anyone interested in gardening will be warmly welcomed. Free entry to all.
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!