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September 2018

Where there’s muck……………there’s compost!

13/09/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Save money on your brown bin collections and learn how to create wonderful compost for your garden.

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Visit to Hyde Hall

22/09/2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane
Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET United Kingdom
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A trip to Hyde Hall to enjoy the fabulous gardens. The Plant Heritage Autumn Fair will be taking place on the Saturday of our visit - A great opportunity to stock up on plants with 30 nurseries selling rare and unusual plants. Note that this visit is part of our affiliation as a society to the RHS which means that entry into Hyde Hall is FREE!  saving £11.50 on the adult entry price. To cover the cost of the coach,…

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October 2018

Autumn Tree Walk

11/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy a walk round Woodbridge with aboriculturalist Martin Minta, admiring the fabulous trees displaying their autumn colours. Meet outside Notcutts Garden Centre, then have a well earned rest and cup of tea afterwards in a member's garden.

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November 2018

Clematis for every season

08/11/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Peter Skeggs-Gooch from Chelsea Gold medal winners, Thorncroft Clematis, will be advising us how to grow and nurture our clematis to give year round interest.

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December 2018

Christmas Buffet Lunch

13/12/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Book now for our Christmas buffet! There will be a short talk by Janet Dann entitled "Everything in the garden!" There will be tea and coffee available, but please feel free to bring your own favourite tipple..……..it is Christmas, after all! Tickets are £8 per person for this event and booking is required by 1st December.

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January 2019

New Year Cheese and Wine Social and AGM

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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Join us for a cheese and wine social and the opportunity to make a difference to your Society at the AGM. See the "News" page for further information.

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February 2019

Reducing plastic – what can we do to help?

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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Reducing our reliance on plastic has become a really hot topic in the last year. From the shocking images of plastic waste in our oceans, to Monty Don choosing plastic-free accessories on Gardeners' World, the theme has acquired a very high profile on TV. But what can we do to help? Our speakers, Paul Goudy and Hannah of Kiln Farm Nurseries in Kesgrave, are passionate about reducing the use of plastic in our homes and gardens. They will give you…

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March 2019

Growing not Gardening: a year around the nursery

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AU
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Keeping on top of trends is an integral part of running a business. Our speaker this month, Susie Davis from Katies Garden Nursery, knows how important it is to understand and react to these influences: plant trends such as colour, size, new varieties, plant licensing and labelling gardening styles - tropical, wildflower meadows, low maintenance the influence of media - Monty's must have plants! regulation and red tape; plant health developments, use of pesticides environmental concerns, water (or lack of…

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April 2019

A shady problem – planting for shade

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Quay Church, Quay Street
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX United Kingdom
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We all have that problem area in the garden - under a tree, beside a fence, in the shadow of a building. Our speaker this month, Simon McWilliams, from Hedgehog Plants and Gardens, is passionate about shade lovers: "I’m often asked which shade lover is my favourite ....In spring I fall in love with anemones, fern fronds as they slowly unfurl and of course the stunning beauty of the Epimedium flowers. In summer it’s the enormous ‘umbrellas’ of the Astilboides,…

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May 2019

Container growing: pot-sized gardens

May 14 @ 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

June 16 @ 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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