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May 2019

Container growing: pot-sized gardens

14/05/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Gardening in a small space? Looking for inspiration to brighten your displays? Susannah Sharman has over 30 years experience in the horticultural trade and is giving us tips this month on how to make the most of our containers. Susannah will take us through the pros and cons, the styles, types of pots and tricks of the trade, for indoor and outdoor container gardening.       

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June 2019

Woodbridge Hidden Gardens

16/06/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£5.00

 We are delighted to be supporting St Elizabeth Hospice Great Garden Trail this year. A range of gardens from small to large will be opening for you to enjoy. Please contact us or St Elizabeth Hospice if you would like to open your garden in support of this wonderful cause. Tickets to visit the gardens will be £5 per person (children free) and available from the Community Hall or Notcutts Garden Centre. There will also be plants for sale and…

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Visit to Peter Beales Festival of Roses

22/06/2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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£14.00

Book now for our coach trip to Peter Beales Rose Festival at Attleborough. The coach will be leaving Woodbridge Community Hall at 9.30am and returning at around 4.30pm. It promises to be a great day out with Garden Tours, Craft Stalls, Gardeners' Question Time, Musical Entertainment and much more. Booking essential - please use the contact form.

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July 2019

Gardening for Wellbeing

09/07/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our speaker this month is Sharon Hadley, who teaches horticulture at Hollesley Bay open prison. Sharon has first hand experience of the benefits of gardening for good physical and mental wellbeing, and will be talking about her role at the prison.

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August 2019

Beekeeping and plants for pollinators

13/08/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Would you like to learn more about bees and beekeeping, and the plants we should grow in our garden to attract pollinators? This month, we have a beekeeper from the local Beekeepers Association talking about beekeeping, together with our own passionate plantswoman, Deborah Pratt, talking about the best plants for pollinators.

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September 2019

The benefits of wildlife in the garden

10/09/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our speaker this month is local man Kevin Rogers, who is an enthusiastic advocate of encouraging wildlife into our gardens and how we can benefit from them. Perhaps he will even have a solution to how we can enjoy watching the deer without them ruining our precious plants!

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October 2019

Plants for Free! Propagation techniques

08/10/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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How to get plants for free - what's not to like about our topic this month? Our expert speaker from Woottens of Wenhaston will be giving us hints and tips on how to propagate successfully. Woottens is a traditional plant nursery that specialises in Herbaceous Perennials and grows some of the largest collections of Iris, Auricula, Pelargonium and Hemerocallis in the UK.  

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November 2019

Drought tolerant plants

12/11/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cast your mind back to the summer, and particularly last summer, when our gardens were gasping from lack of rain and our precious plants were wilting and dying in the heat. Our speaker this month, Barry Gayton, will be talking to us about “Drought Tolerant Plants” and showing us which ones will survive our hot, dry summers, especially as many of us garden on sandy soil. His own garden, Desert World near Thetford, specialises in tropical and arid plants.

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December 2019

Christmas evening buffet

10/12/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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As a thank you for the support and fund-raising efforts of our members, we will be offering a free buffet during the evening to celebrate a successful year. Entertainment will be provided and this is a members only event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Bring your own soft drinks or tipple of choice.

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January 2020

New Year Cheese and Wine Social and AGM

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our new membership year starts on 14th January with the AGM and Cheese and Wine Social. Come along and have your say. Membership renewal for the year is just £12.  

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February 2020

Organic Gardening

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our speaker this month is Karen Kenny, an environmentalist and freelance Garden writer, Broadcaster and Lecturer. Karen occasionally writes articles for gardening magazines and is regularly heard on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Saturday Gardening programme.  Karen is one of the founder members of the Ipswich Organic Gardeners group and is a keen advocate of a chemical free approach to gardening. Karen was for many years involved with The Britain In Bloom Campaign as a judge for Anglia in Bloom and is…

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March 2020

It’s quiz time!

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Test your gardening knowledge with a quiz compiled by Matthew Tanton Brown of The Place for Plants, East Bergholt.

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April 2020

Bugs and Garden Plagues – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our speaker this month is Geoff Hodge, garden writer, book author, local radio & TV broadcaster. A former Web Editor for the RHS and Gardening Editor for Garden News & Garden Answers, Geoff will have plenty of information to give us on how to control pests and diseases in our gardens.

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May 2020

Trip to Vale Farm, Hollesley – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Peter Scopes of Vale Farm, Hollesley is an advocate of organic and wildlife gardening and self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables. We will be visiting him this evening (to arrive by 6.30pm) to see the beautiful spring bulb display at Vale Farm and to sample tea/coffee and home made cake provided by Mrs Scopes. Own transport is necessary for this event, although car sharing could be arranged. Please book with the membership secretary so we can advise Peter of the numbers…

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June 2020

Gardens of East Anglia

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Our popular speaker, Simon White of Beales Roses, will be giving an interesting talk this evening on the Gardens of East Anglia. Some gardens you may have already visited, but others are hidden gems, just waiting for you to discover them.

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Coach Trip to Desert World and Fullers Mill

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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To celebrate the longest day, we have a full day of garden visits planned for you. Starting with Barry Gayton's Desert World near Thetford in the morning, we will visit the 1¼ acre garden created by the Radio Cambridgeshire gardener specialising in tropical and arid plants. We will then travel to nearby Fullers Mill Garden, an enchanting and tranquil waterside and woodland garden, situated on the banks of the River Lark at West Stow.  It combines a beautiful site of…

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July 2020

Climbing Plants and Wall Shrubs – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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Do you have an ugly wall or fence to cover? Perhaps you just need a bit more height in the garden? Barry Gayton is our speaker this month and will be giving us advice on the most suitable climbers and shrubs to decorate our boundaries.

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August 2020

Coach Trip to Hyde Hall Flower Show – CANCELLED BY RHS

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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This year, we will be visiting the Flower Show rather than the Autumn Plant Fair at Hyde Hall. Join us for this floral extravaganza set in the beautiful surroundings of the RHS garden. The show provides a fabulous day out with specialist nurseries, gardening sundries, expert advice, craft and gifts, live music and tasty food and drink, as well as the chance to explore the garden in full summer bloom. The coach will depart from Deben Swimming Pool and times/cost…

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September 2020

The Magical Mystery of Herbs CANCELLED

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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People have used herbs for thousands of years, for cooking, perfumes, disinfectants, currency and medicine. Our speaker this month, Karen Kenny of BBC Radio Suffolk, will be giving us tips on how to grow, store and use the herbs in our garden.

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October 2020

Beautiful Bulbs CANCELLED

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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This event has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

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