Annual General Meeting followed by a talk by Bob Coutts on winter pruning.

This was an extraordinary annual general meeting as the committee had decided to change the name of the society. They were concerned about the decrease in members and the closure of Beccles and Halesworth gardening clubs. It was felt that the name horticultural society gave the impression that it was  only for professional gardeners, and Oulton Broad and Lowestoft suggested that members could only join from those areas. The members were asked to vote and were given 3 options.

  1. Keep the same name.
  2. Oulton Broad & Lowestoft gardening club.
  3. Waveney  gardeners club.

Those that did not attend were sent a postal vote with a briefing by Sheila Pettett regarding the newly designed website. Votes would be counted on December 1st.

Following this Bob Coutts then gave a very interesting talk on winter pruning.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

News & Updates

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

New Year, New Webmaster

We would like to say a big thank you to Sheila who has done an amazing job keeping our website up to date in the past eighteen months.  We wish her well as she moves on to pastures new.  From January this year Debbie will be taking on the role as Webmaster.  For website queries please get in touch with her through the contact form on our Get In Touch page.


It is with great sadness that one of our staunchest members have died. Our sympathies go to his family and partner Marion.

Allotment Sharing

One of our members has 2 large allotments at St Margaret Road site in Lowestoft which he shared with his late mother and her partner. He has tried to keep them going but is finding it difficult on his own. He finds gardening very therapeutic and having suffered from cancer himself he wondered if other members who have had similar experiences could join him on his allotments where they could share experiences and socialise together. Without a team to help him he will have to give up the allotments but feels it would be beneficial to all concerned to work together. For more information please complete the contact form.

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.