Gardening Club

New members very welcome

Orford & District Gardening Club meets on the first Thursday of each month (with the exception of July and August) in ‘the back room’ at Orford Town Hall.

Do join us.

Non-members are always welcome to attend individual meetings or events to suit their interests.


The Club involves:

• Regular well informed speakers on a wide range of topics and interests

• Seasonal visits to gardens and other places

• A summer Garden Party at a local garden

• Discount seed orders

• Plant and seed sales at events and from speakers

• Social events

• A competition for the Eric Mason Cup

• Affiliation to the RHS including The Garden magazine for sharing

• Annual subscription only £15 or £4 per meeting

Speakers in 2017 include:

January: Bulbs - Spring planting for summer colour - Matt Long from Riverside Bulbs

February: Pruning apple trees - Piers Pool from High House Fruit Farm at a local garden at 2 pm

March: The principles of garden design with Timothy - Timothy Garden Design

April: Flowers for the cutting garden - Frances Boscawen - Moat Farm

May: The Perennial Mr Potter - The Life of a Suffolk Gardener - Bryan Thurlow

September: The work of the Suffolk Floral Preservation Society and plants of special interest - Rose Battye

October: Ornamental grasses for gardens - Neil Ludman – Woottens of Wenhaston

November: Vegetable growing and the potager - David Keleel - Darsham Nurseries

Trips and visits include: Priors Oak in Aldeburgh in Spring and Pensthorpe Natural Park in July

There is also a June Garden Party in Orford with afternoon tea and a plant sale and a Social Evening with supper and a quiz in December



Maureen Ballentyne - Chair
Telephone: 01394 450386

Pauline Caswell - Treasurer
Telephone: 01394 459887

Polly Sharkey - Communications
Telephone: 01394 450959

Sue Johnston - Secretary
Telephone: 01394 450469

Susanne Hasting - Programme Secretary
Telephone: 01394 459430

Caroline Gill - Social Secretary
Telephone: 01394 45030