Gardening Club Programme 2019 to 2020

The new season starts each year in October. You can join anytime or come along as a visitor. See more about meetings and membership on our home page.

DateEvent TitleSpeaker Description
9th Oct 2019“Where Do Our Favourite Plants Come From”Speaker: Marion Dale, Summerdale Garden DesignsThe origins of some of our best loved plants, including a fun quiz.
13th Nov 2019“Lost Features of Stourhead”Speaker:  Emily Utgren, of StourheadHow these famous gardens have changed and evolved over the years.
11th Dec 2019Christmas Party and Light-hearted Quiz.Village Hall 7.30pm Bring a plate of food to share and your own wine, drinks and glasses. Guests welcome.
12th Feb 2020“The Olive” Speaker: Caradoc Doy, garden explorer Some history, their uses and how to grow them in the British Isles.
11th Mar 2020“East Devon Wild Flowers”Speaker: Mike Lock, botanist,formerly from Kew gardensStriking flowers to be found in the different natural habitats within East Devon.
8th Apr 2020“Hedgehogs”Speaker: Colin Varndell, natural history photographerThe predicament of this well-loved native mammal.
13th May 2020Short AGM followed by question time
13th May 2020Hawkchurch Gardeners’ Question Time Informal question and answer session within our club covering any gardening issues such as pests, composting, tricky areas etc. Submit your questions to the committee ahead of the meeting.
25th July 202049th Annual Flower ShowNote this is on a SaturdayOne of the highlights of the horticultural year. Our flower show is a great opportunity for you to show off all the fine produce from your gardens. Classes for adults and children in categories such as vegetables, flowers, craft, floral display, photography and cookery. 
14th Oct 2020 “Creating a Wildlife Garden”Speaker: Dr Gavin Haig, naturalist and former surgeonGavin’s passion for wildlife led him to develop a garden at Tiverton Hospital - a healing garden.