Flower & Vegetable Show

A 2 day event open to the public

It was a particularly poignant time for all the committee members preparing for Waveney Gardeners latest show. Firstly it was the first show since Covid, secondly the first show under our new name and most importantly the sad loss of our much loved and respected show manager, John Thompson who was the fount of all knowledge where the show was concerned and not forgetting his gardening expertise.

Fortunately his wife was able to step into the breach and with the help of all the committee and some willing volunteers we managed to put a show together. So much hard work goes on behind the scenes, organising the judges and the stewards, manning all the stalls and the kitchen, hoping for enough cakes for 2 days and then the actual setting up. All entries had to be in by the Wednesday before so the classes could be laid out with the correct number of entries. We had 300 entries, perfect vegetables, wonderful dahlias, beautiful flower arrangements, some very tiny ones in a ladle, perfection in miniature plus amazing handicrafts the best chosen by public vote which was a knitted clown with tiny details like flowers and butterflies adorning the clowns clothes. The show was opened by a local councillor after the judging finished then the doors were open to the public. The visitors all seemed to really enjoy the show, buy some plants , have a go on the tombola then enjoy a nice cup of tea and a piece of home made cake. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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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.

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