Spring flowering shrubs

A talk by Matt Tanton-Brown

Members were treated to an interesting and light hearted talk this month by guest speaker Matt Tanton-Brown. 

Matt demonstrated an encyclopaedic knowledge of flowering shrubs and perennials, along with his sheer enthusiasm for plants.  He used a combination of specimens, brought in by members, and pieces from his own garden to bring his talk alive.  

In sharing his experience and knowledge members learnt all sorts of interesting facts about each plant.  Depending on the plant, Matt talked about cultivation tips, soil and position in the garden, comparisons to related species, varieties and cultivars or the history of the plant’s development and use. 

Members had the opportunity to ask questions about their own particular cuttings, benefiting from Matt’s vast knowledge and years of experience in horticulture.

Now the growing season is in full swing, the end of meeting raffle included welcome plant offerings from members’ own gardens.  It was good to see some new faces, new members are always welcome.

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.