Spring Flowers Evening

Fun evening for members.

Wednesday 15th March saw our annual Member’s Spring Flowers Evening at St Lukes, Homefield Avenue, Lowestoft. Despite lots of muttering about the weather and whether things were early or late this year, members brought a beautiful variety of exhibits along to share with each other.

The fun event, open to members only, had 14 classes, plus a best in show category. Members entered one or more of the classes which included, vases of daffodils, arrangements of garden flowers, hellebores floating in water, displays in patio containers and pot plants to name but a few.

Members each took a voting slip and selected their favourite in each class. Thanks to two of the committee members there was some swift totting up of points, while the rest of us drank tea and ate biscuits. Winners for each class were announced, with Kay Bruce taking the best in show accolade for her floral arrangement of fresh garden flowers and foliage. (Main picture right)

After the break members were treated to a talk from Ken Abel, the current WGC Show Manager, about his various plant collections and successes at local and national shows. Ken particularly specialises in pelargoniums. He provided some tips on growing for shows, while sharing some beautiful images of his plants in flower.

The evening ended as usual, with a raffle to raise funds for the club. The Chairman welcomed some new members and encouraged us all to participate in the next Members Table Show in June.

Next meeting is the 19th April with a talk from Peter Maddison – Encouraging Suffolk’s Butterflies.

PHOTO BY: Debbie Amor
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.