Winterton & District Gardeners' Club
Winterton & District Gardening Club held its first meeting in September 1996.
The club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. from September to June.
Annual membership is £3.00 and members pay £1.50 for each meeting.
Visitors are asked to pay £2.50 for an occasional visit.
We meet at The Old School Hall, 50 West Street, Winterton, Scunthorpe, DN15 9QF.
Access to the main hall is through the blue door at the rear of the building. There is a footpath from West Street at the right hand side. The drive to the infants school can be used to reach the car park behind The Old School Hall.
Our programme of speakers was cancelled in March, April, May and June 2020 because of Covid -19. Unfortunately meetings in September, October and November have been cancelled as well. The committee thinks the size of the main room at The Old School Hall and spaces in the entrance and lobbies make social distancing difficult.
We hope to start up again in some form from January 2021. Details are on the next page.
Coach Trip on Saturday, 1st June 2019
The coach trip to Swines Meadow Farm Nursery was enjoyed by a group of 20 plus. We were welcomed by our hosts and shown round the site. As expected the range of unusual plants was extensive and Karan and Colin Ward have an encyclopaedic knowledge of their stock. Over the years there has been considerable investment in the business and there was much to see. No one left without a few bags of plants. Many thanks to Denise Larkin for organising the day.
Evening garden visit on Thursday, 18th July
We received a very warm welcome from Helen and Mike. The club visited the garden two years ago, but the changes and improvements they have made in that time are staggering. The new dry bed was very impressive. It is quite simple really – they both work in the garden every day. Daytime visitors can come without an appointment. The project on this three and a half acre site looks to be nearing completion, but all the evidence is they will keep going.
82 West Street
Chairman – Peter Boulby
Grand Garden Day – Sunday,16th May 2021
Unfortunately the event at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber scheduled for Sunday 17th May 2020 was cancelled because of Covid-19. Liz Bennet, the managing director is positive character and is already looking ahead to the future by putting a new date in the 2021 diary. The specialist nurseries who usually attend are likely to be back because they are a steadfast lot. Gardeners will find some interesting plants.
Harlow Carr under lights in December
The visit to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr on Saturday, 7th December to see the illuminations was a great success and enjoyed by club members and a few guests. Thanks again to Denise Larkin for organising the outing See the next page for a short report.