Interclub quiz 2019

The Interclub Quiz is an important date in the Societies’ calendar, when all the local gardening clubs take part.

The Interclub Quiz is an important date in the Societies’ calendar, when all the local gardening clubs take part. Last year The Oulton Broad & Lowestoft Horticutural Society came first.

The Quiz was held at Blyburgate Hall in Beccles. It was good to see so many members of our society present to support our team and provide audience participation. There were 5 teams taking part, Gorleston, Bradwell, Halesworth, Beccles and us, The Question Master was Matt Tanton Brown well known in Suffolk from Place for Plants, East Bergholt.

There were 10 rounds. The questions were mainly horticultural though not all and were quite taxing especially the acronyms, one of which was The Naked Gardeners Society the clue being that it happened in Midsummer! The last round was plant identification, most fairly easy for our experts apart from a pot of grass, it was a member of the audience who got it right after tasting it as it had no smell, it turned out to be Garlic Chives.

Beccles provided a wonderful spread of food , tea and coffee for the interval and there were plants for sale. There was also a raffle where the plants from the quiz were also raffled. A very entertaining evening. Once again Lowerstoft & Oulton Broad were the winners.

Very well done to our team!

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News & Updates

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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.