Open garden in Kessingland

An opportunity to view a Kessingland garden – and eat cake!

Members of the Society enjoyed looking round the garden which had a good mix of planting including lots of trees and shrubs, a mix of annual and perennial flowers, with a fish pond and a wildlife pond.

There was a small vegetable patch with runner beans, broad beans, potatoes, sweet corn and courgettes. There was a double row of exhibition sweet peas some reaching about seven foot in height requiring a step ladder to reach them. A table in a shady part of the garden was full of various varieties of fuchsias.

A new venture was the stone sink containing succulents by the back door, there were also many roses in bloom including climbing roses up a trellis. Fortunately the weather was very kind, and it was pleasant to sit in the garden and enjoy a cup of tea and cake. It would have been nice to have had some more visitors but unfortunately the date clashed with the World Cup and other events.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

News & Updates

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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.