Annual Plant Sale
Cricklade Garden Club’s annual plant sale has been reinstated having been voted back by over half of our members at the October 2019 AGM. The venue has changed to Cricklade Town Hall to make it easier for people to park nearby to carry plants to and fro. To be held on 6th June 2020, doors will be open to the public from 9am to midday.
Those wishing to sell plants can hire a table for £5 with all proceeds from plant sales going to the vendor. Relevant local charitable organisations are being invited to attend to provide additional interest should members wish to come along and support them. For example, TWIGS (Therapeutic Work In Gardening) will be there selling plants that have been grown by service users to help raise funds for the charity.
If people wish to donate plants to be sold on behalf of the club then these will also need to be brought to the hall between 8am and 9am on the day.
Tea, coffee and cakes will be served during the morning and the club’s second grand raffle of the year will be held.
Please contact our new committee member Janet Williams via this website if you would like to hire a table to sell your produce or need any additional information about the Plant Sale.
Guest speakers are organised for each evening meeting throughout the garden club year. The talks, which start at 7.30pm, typically last just under an hour and include a mix of garden-related subjects. All guest speakers share one thing in common – they are all passionate about their subject.
The programme for Oct 2019 – Sept 2020:
8th October – Paul Barney of Edulis Nursery on his plant hunting exploits ‘Shipwrecks, bombs and bananas; 25 years of Edulis Nursery’.
12th Nov – Matt Simpson of Simpson Seeds. Restoration of the kitchen garden at Longleat
10th Dec – Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers. The garden makeover
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 – NO MEETING
10th Mar – Welsh garden designer Jess Jones. Unsung garden designer Norah Lindsay’s legacy including Hidcote and Cliveden
14th April – Paul Green of Green Leaves Nursery. Sensory sensations
12th May – Retired head gardener David Standing. Naturalist Gilbert White’s garden at Selborne
9th June – Heather Goddard-Key of Fibrex. Fantastic ferns
14th July – Beekeeper and Editor of National Beekeeper magazine Richard Rickett. Gardening for bees
AUGUST – NO MEETING
8th Sept – Garden writer for national magazines and newspapers Sally Nex. Gardening without plastic