Our events are open to our members and their guests, unless otherwise stated.
We have organised a coach trip to the Alpine Garden Society Early Spring Show & Plant Fair at Chelmsford Racecourse on Saturday 2 March 2024. There are a few seats available, please Contact Us if you are interested in coming with us. This is a new venue for this indoor show and many nurseries and other societies will be attending. Please follow the link for details. Coach cost £20 per person. AGS members get free entry to the show, non-members pay £5 on the door. We will depart from Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ at 8am. A second pick up will be made on the main road in Long Stratton, from where we will travel directly to the show, arriving around 9.30am. We will leave at 2.30pm, arriving back at around 4pm.
Our meeting in March will be on Monday 11th March 2024. Andrew Sankey will give a presentation on "A Year in the Life of a Cottage Garden". Meeting is free to members. For non members there is a small charge of £2.50. For details of all Club events and the Club please visit our web site:- marthamgarden.weebly.com
Talk on Cottage Cures and Superstitions by Andrew Sankey. An amusing talk by Andrew on various plants, their uses, supposedly medicinal properties and connected superstitions. Find out why folk swallowed live spiders or rolled in beds of nettles! Refreshments available and raffle held. Visitors £2, members free.
A day trip for members and affiliated society members with Avanti Coach Travel to Green Island Gardens in Essex. We have sufficient expressions of interest to fill a coach plus a waiting list. Departing from Easton College at 9.15am and picking up in Long Stratton on route. Arriving at Green Island Gardens around 11am and departing at 3pm. Arriving back at Easton College around 4.45pm. Cost £40 for members and affiliates. Price includes hot drink on arrival followed by a lunch of soup and a roll, cake and hot drink.
One of our most experienced members in vegetable growing will talk about and give guidance on growing vegetables for exhibition. Session open to society members and members of our affiliated societies, free of charge. This is the first of three sessions. No requirement to attend all sessions - each one will concentrate on action at the actual time of the session. This will take place in the Norwich area, to the west of the city. Please contact the General Secretary if you wish to take part.
Members & affiliated society members plus their guests are invited to join our President, Julia Stafford Allen, at Little Plumstead Walled Garden for a social evening with refreshments and an opportunity to view the work completed in the garden. Julia is the County Organiser for the National Garden Scheme Norfolk and the Walled Garden is one of the venues that opens for the National Garden Scheme. Arrive from 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The Walled Garden shop will be open until 7pm for browsing/purchases. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm. Booking details to follow.
One of our most experienced members in vegetable growing will talk about and give guidance on growing vegetables for exhibition. Session open to society members and members of our affiliated societies, free of charge. This is the second of three sessions. No requirement to attend all sessions - each one will concentrate on action at the actual time of the session. This will take place in the Norwich area, to the west of the city. Please contact the general secretary if you wish to take part.