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


2021 update

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses”

          Abraham Lincoln

Also a reminder that you can be pruning now!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Frances of Herber and Co

Herbologist and Soapmaker Sarah told us via Zoom in January about how and why she came to be interested in Herbology and trained in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh before setting up Herber and Co locally.

She has a permanent workshop at White House Farm where she continues her research and develops new products such as tinctures, creams, cordials and lotions.

She spoke to us about ‘weeds’, foraging and herbs to grow. We were all inspired to take our own knowledge and skills further with a visit to her garden and in a forage and workshop.

We are also producing a local Snowdrop Map and involving members in an Online Gallery as we speak ….

Future events

On Thursday 4 February Catherine Horwood returns we hope with ‘Gardening Women – The story of women in horticulture’.by Zoom.

Neill Ludmon is not able to do our planned talk but we do hope that his live Workshop on Roses planned for Wednesday 17 March will still be able to take place.

On 4 March we expect to have a speaker by Zoom from Perennial who help people in horticulture to replace Claire Ratinon who has stood down.

and more ...

Thursday 1 April Janet Buist ‘All you ever wanted to know about Salvias’ 7.30 pm in the Town Hall or by Zoom. This will be our third attempt to have Janet and one way or another, we are determined to hear what she has to say on this very favourite plant for many of us!!

Wednesday afternoon 28 April Spring car sharing trip to Ulting Wick for their Tulip Display

New members

We are delighted that so many of our community have joined our club despite what is going on in the world and we intend to proceed with our plans if at all possible. Welcome to you all …

We also hope to make up for anything we have missed and possibly have some spontaneous events.