Little Paxton Parish Council

Serving the people of Little Paxton

Village Sign

Clerk: Mrs Jenny Gellatly
11 Hayling Avenue, Little
Paxton, St. Neots
Cambridgeshire PE19 6HG

Little Paxton Gardening Club

"where gardening and friendships blossom"

8 pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022

Little Paxton Village Hall (PE19 6EY)

Colin's Choice

Colin Ward runs Swine's Meadow Farm Nursery and specialises in rare and unusual plants.

He will be bringing plants for sale.

Visitors are very welcome

Entrance: £1 for members, £2 for visitors per meeting, payable at the door to include light refreshments

For further details please contact

Jane Hill (01480 218805) or Margaret Rowland (01480 383989)

Club email: lpgardeningclub@hotmail.com

Welcome to Little Paxton Gardening Club

My name is Jane Hill and I am the Chair of Little Paxton Gardening Club.

We are an established, friendly village club for people who share an interest in all types of gardening and related subjects. We hold regular meetings with talks from visiting speakers on a wide range of topics, organise visits, practical demonstrations, social events, occasional competitions and plant sales. Refreshments are served at indoor meetings.

You do not need to be an experienced or knowledgeable gardener to join us but enthusiasm helps! Membership is open to all, see below for details – you do not even need to live in the village.

Our meetings are informative, sociable and enjoyable. Guest speakers often have the added bonus of specialist plant sales with the opportunity to buy direct from the grower.

I look forward to welcoming you to a club meeting soon.

Jane

January 2022

Membership details

  • Membership for 2022 is only £10.
  • Indoor meetings are normally held at 8pm in Little Paxton Village Hall (PE19 6EY) on the first Wednesday of the month from February to May and September to November. The December meeting is the AGM and social evening for members only
  • Visits are arranged to local gardens and other places of interest in the summer months (bookable in advance).

Contact details

  • CHAIR:

JANE HILL, Tel. 01480 218805

  • SECRETARY:

MARGARET ROWLAND, Tel. 01480 383989

Club email: lpgardeningclub@hotmail.com

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 2022

Non-members welcome

please contact Ann Thomas on lpgardeningclub@hotmail.com for further details

8 pm Wednesday 6th April 2022

MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH

- Capability Brown and the Gift of the landscape

with Steffie Shields

Capability Brown, the well-known landscape architect, has a connection to this part of the country as he was gifted the manor and estates in Fenstanton.

8 pm Wednesday 4th May 2022

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH PRUNING

with Nigel Start

His love of gardening started in the late seventies when his first small house came with a large plot. He says he very quickly became self-sufficient for a good bit of their food and has been so for nearly 40 years.

6.30 pm Wednesday 18th May 2022

EVENING WORKSHOP

with Carole Adams at her nursery in Buckden

More details to follow.

Wednesday 1st June 2022

EVENING VISIT TO STAPLOE GARDENS

2 for the price of 1!

More details to follow.

July 2022 outing

Possible visit to

GOTHA GARDENS ASHWELL

August 2022

GARDEN SAFARI

A chance to see some of our members' gardens. More details to follow.

8 pm Wednesday 7th September 2022

OUR NURSERY AND HOW IT WORKS

including a Potting Up Demonstration

with Luke Whiting

Luke owns the family run D'Arcy & Everest Nursery north of Huntingdon. They specialise in British home-grown Alpine Plants and unusual Perennial Plants. As well as talking about the nursery he will also be doing a pot demonstration.

8 pm Wednesday 5th October 2022

COLIN'S CHOICE

with Colin Ward

A return of one of our favourite speakers. He runs Swine's Meadow Nursery and specialises in rare and unusual plants. He will be bringing plants for sale.

8 pm Wednesday 2nd November 2022

A BOUQUET OF WEEDS

with Michael Brown

Another regular speaker. This time learn about the history and uses of many weeds we have in our gardens.

8 pm Wednesday 7th December 2022

AGM AND CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

for members only

Little Paxton Gardening Club's stall at Paxfest 2021

Little Paxton Gardening Club's outing to Glendon Hall, Kettering in August 2021

Little Paxton Gardening Club's outing to 1c Baker's Lane Garden, Tempsford in June 2021