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A warm welcome awaits

We would love to see you and you would get a warm welcome. There is no charge for first time visitors.

We are gardeners of all abilities. The club meets every 3rd Wednesday, entrance fee is £1 and usually 50p for refreshments. The membership fee is £10 per annum. We have a variety of Speakers covering all aspects of gardening, we also sell plants when available and have a raffle.

March/April we have a Spring Flowers evening when the members bring in flowers from their gardens according to a schedule, from tulips and daffodils to hellebores and primroses. These are judged by the members themselves and is very light hearted. This year we will be launching our new name and inviting non members along to meet us and maybe bring a pot or bunch of flowers for our visitors table.In July we have the members table show which again is according to the schedule and covers a wide range of flowers and vegetables plus flower
arranging. This is judged independently and winners are awarded Trophies.

August is the main show which is open to the public and is held at Carlton Colville Community Centre. This runs for 2 days and there are many different classes including, floral art, handicrafts and photography. Tea/ coffee and homemade cakes are available for the public to purchase. There is a different judge for each class and winners receive a small monetary prize plus the presentation of a Trophy. These are presented at The AGM.

In January we have a social evening when refreshments are provided.

All meetings are held at: St Lukes Church, Homefield Avenue, Lowestoft, NR33 9BX.

In certain circumstances it may be possible to provide transport, depending on where the member lives.

Please feel free to get in touch with us via our contact page.

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News & Updates

Please check here regularly for any important club news and special updates.

more information re coach trip.

The first pick up point will now be the bus stop opposite St Benedicts Church on the corner of Hollingsworth Road. Parking permitted at the church.

Just to be clear and to avoid any confusion, Apart from tea and cake at Rosemary, we pay for all other refreshments (coffee at Place for Plants and lunch at Flatford). Outstanding coach costs and parking will be subsidised by the club. All friends have a seat on the coach.

Coach trip to East Bergholt.

Can all monies for the coach trip pleased be paid either at the March meeting or Wednesday 20th of April meeting. Just a reminder , all cheques to be made payable to Oulton Broad & Lowestoft Horticultural Society. Following payment your name will marked as paid.

Payment for garden trip on Saturday June 11th.

Please make all cheques, £25, for the trip payable to Oulton Broad & Lowestoft Horticultural Society. Changing details such as the name of the club with the bank is somewhat problematical.

Garden Trip

We are planning a trip by coach to East Bergholt for club members although non members may come if there is spare room on the coach. The trip will take place on Saturday 11th of June 2022 and we plan to go to Place for Plants for a visit to their garden along with coffee and a chance to buy some plants. This will be followed by a visit to Flatford for lunch and a stroll or just chilling out. At 2pm we will be visiting the Garden of Mrs Natalie Finch, called Rosemary, the garden appeared on Gardeners World back in 1997. Here we will have tea, and a tour of the garden and all the wonderful roses leaving for home at 4pm.

The cost of the trip is £25 which includes cost of the gardens and tea at Rosemary, all other costs will be subsidised by the club. Contact me using the form provided in ‘get in touch’. The deadline for replies is the 7th March. Pick up’s will be Yarmouth Rd, opposite Gunton St Peter’s Ave, 8.45am and the Co-op at Ashburnham rd, 9am arriving about 10.30am.

Book Table

We have had a large donation of Gardening books, so we have decided to have a book table at our meetings where members can purchase  a book for a donation to the club.

Changes to membership fees

It has been agreed by both the members and the committee that the membership fee will increase to £10 per annum, In order to get good speakers we need to increase our income, speakers costs have also increased as have their travelling costs. The entrance fee will remain at £1.00 with first time guest free of charge.