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Green plant swap: discover and share what grows in your garden. A free social site for gardeners.

The Daffodil Society: All about daffodils

The Urban Jungle, on the outskirts of Norwich and now near Beccles too, for acers, bamboo, hardy trees, palms, perennials, cannas, climbers and more.

Where can we go -Britain’s “What’s On” events guide

Woottens of Wenhaston -the nursery has one of the largest collections of herbaceous hardy perennials in East Anglia

Places to visit

Abbey Gardens. Bury St Edmunds.

Anglesey Abbey. Near Cambridge

Beth Chatto Woodland Garden. Near Colchester.

Botanic Gardens. Cambridge.

Bradenham Hall. Between Swaffham and Dereham.

Carlton Marshes. Take a walk on the wild side -see the wonders of native flora on our doorstep.

Chippenham Park. Near Newmarket.

Coton Manor. Near Northampton.

Desert World Gardens. In Santon Downham, Norfolk.

East Ruston Old Vicarage. East Ruston.

Elton Hall. near Peterborough.

Gooderstone Water Gardens. Near Swaffham.

Haughley Park. Near Bury St Edmunds.

Henstead Exotic Garden. In Henstead.

Helmingham Hall Gardens. Near Ipswich.

Houghton Hall. Near Kings Lynn.

Kew Gardens. Central London.

Peckover House. Near Wisbech.

Pensthorpe Natural Park One mile outside of Fakenham.

Plantation Garden. Norwich.

RHS Hyde Hall. Near Chelmsford.

Sheringham Park between Bodham and Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast

Somerleyton Hall. Somerleyton.

Stody Lodge. Near Holt.

The Manor. Hemmingford Grey.

Gardening links
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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.