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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Christmas Social Evening

The Christmas Social evening at The New Hall was wonderful! That's how our President described it.
We had a special botanical quiz set by Ros Nichols which was won by Jim & Margaret Grose.

The best decorated parcel competition was won by Denise Budd. All the beautifully decorated parcels were boxed up and sent to The Larches Residential home for their residents who were extremely grateful.

Supper was provided by Barbara Chamberlain and the talented Wyndham Singers provided festive entertainment.

The evening was rounded off by the raffle organised by Sue Atkins and Maureen Coldham.

The Flower Show winners were presented with their Cups and Trophies by Lady Amory.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Autumn round up

Autumn is a busy time in the garden, clearing away the decaying vegetation of the summer and preparing the garden for the cold winter months ahead. Let the big clear up begin!

Here are a few more tips for gardening at this time of year


And also it's the catch up on Garden Club activities over the summer.


Members who won cups and trophies are reminded to return them to any committee member before 1st November please.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Autumn Programme


The Autumn season kicked off with a talk by Jeremy Wilson from Torquay who gave us an insight into the Scented Garden.


A true nurseryman at heart visited us in October and his knowledge of his plants that he brought along was abundant.  Peter Cantrill from Farringdon runs a wholesale nursery at Dayspring Plants near Exeter Airport but welcomes visitors from garden clubs by prior arrangement.

Members were so enthusiastic about the plants that he had brought with him from the nursery there was a rush of sales at the end of the evening.

November - Tuesday 24th at 7.30pm at The Memorial Hall

This is our charity evening when Ros Nichols will be showing some of her wonderful slideshows of visits to various gardens.

Local MS group representative Sue West will be available for any questions regarding MS & the charities activities locally.

This year's charity is the MS Society and all proceeds of the raffle and the teas will be donated to the cause, close to some members hearts.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Autumn Flower Show

A collection of photos taken on the day at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre - our new venue for the shows this year.
 Yummy cakes
 Flying the flags
 In the lobby

A few of the pot plants on show
Chairman Tim making announcements

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Summer Holiday

Members went on a summer holiday this year to South East England visiting National Trust houses and gardens and a special Sunday visit to Wisley.

Nymans Garden in West Sussex; Waddesden Manor in Buckinghamshire; Polesden Lacey in Surrey; Clivedon in Buckinghamshire and The Vyne in Hampshire were all enjoyed in the glorious sunshine.

Photos courtesy of Val Payne

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Mid Devon Show

Our humble presence in the Garden & Flower Marquee at the newly located Mid Devon Show.

With thanks to Alby, John and Jean for manning the tables on the day and putting it together in the pouring rain and mud on the Friday.

Alby trying to look the other way

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring Flower Show

Wow!  What a wonderful day.  Today's Spring Flower Show at its new venue at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre was a huge success.  The exhibits were outstanding and the judges commented on the wonderful plants on display.

Here are a selection of winners together a panoramic view of the show.  Photos by Ros Nichols.

Setting up this morning

 Exhibitors setting the stage

 In the foyer arranging exhibits

This afternoon 

Ros Nichols with her winning decorative arrangement

Sue Gollop with her winning Amaryllis

Jubilee Class winner - Tim Nichols

The Town's Mayor made an impromptu visit
to promote the Tiverton In Bloom competition

Chad Stone with his winning narcissi

Monica Seatheron accepting her award for shrubs from Chairman Tim Nichols

The Show at TCAT