From Field to Garden

A talk by Jane Bastow

Gardener Jane Bastow gave a delightful talk about the transformation of her one acre plot from simple lawn into a personal garden sanctuary.

Jane moved to a small bungalow, sat in a one acre plot, in 1992.  Back then the garden contained old sheds, enormous compost heaps and a number of structures made out of telegraph poles.

Over the years the plot became a garden containing ponds, flower beds, raised beds, paved areas and greenhouses.  As her horticultural knowledge grew and the bungalow was extended, Jane added more plants and created a variety of areas with different microclimates.   Jane became, among other things, an expert in building with brick and a collector of snowdrops.

The project continues to this day.   Jane opens her garden to the public and grows plants for sale for charity.

PHOTO BY: Debbie Amor
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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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.