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"

7.45 pm on 3rd March 2021

via Zoom software

Your Garden and Bugs

How they can Co-habit

with Dr Ian Bedford

A retired Research Entomologist who speaks on radio about bug related matters. He enjoys having 'pest' clinics at shows, so have your questions ready!

Visitors Welcome £2 - please pre-book

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 2021

Membership details

  • Membership for 2021 is only £5 with which includes FREE participation in the virtual club meetings by zoom. It will return to £7 for 2022.
  • 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. Until further notice these will be replaced by virtual zoom meetings at 7.45 for 8pm. 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). We hope to be able to arrange some outings in the summer of 2021, dependent upon government guidance.

Contact details

  • CHAIR:

JANE HILL, Tel. 01480 218805

  • SECRETARY:

MARGARET ROWLAND, Tel. 01480 383989

Club email: lpgardeningclub@hotmail.com

ZOOM talks - January - April 2021

Non-members welcome

please contact Ann Thomas eann.t@ntlworld.com for further details

7.45 pm Wednesday 3rd February 2021 via Zoom

People, Plants, Molecules and Mischief

with Gwenda Kyd

A Bach practitioner who co-devised the Plants Trail at Cambridge University Botanic Garden and published a book called 'Modecules, Medicine and Mischief', in 2014 which was reprinted in 2019

7.45 pm Wednesday 3rd March 2021 via Zoom

Your Garden and Bugs and how they can Co-habit

with Dr Ian Bedford

A retired Research Entomologist who speaks on radio about bug related matters and also to gardening societies. He enjoys having 'pest' clinics at shows, so have your questions ready!

7.45 pm Wednesday 7th April 2021 via Zoom

Hardy Exotics

with Colin Ward

A return of a favourite speaker of ours. He has a nursery at Swine's Meadow Farm and specialises in unusual and rare plants. Be ready to take notes of plants you want to order from him!

Club evening evening visit in 2019 to 'Scudamore', a private garden in Letchworth, raising funds for the Garden House Hospice.

The garden opens again to the public together with over 25 other gardens on 28th June 2020 for Letchworth Open Gardens - see the following link for details:

http://www.opengardens.co.uk

Fund raising for the club

Fund raising at Paxfest 2017 - The Gardening Club Team at the plant sales stall. What a great day!