The Club has meetings or garden visits monthly throughout the year. These sometimes take place in the village hall or occasionally in the Marquis of Granby pub. A small produce show is held annually in the village hall.
The evening meetings are informal and usually include a talk from a guest speaker followed by discussion, a raffle and John Daw’s famous topical gardening tips. Various garden visits are also organised throughout the year. An anuual Produce Show is held in September.
The Granby and Sutton Annual Produce show is a highlightof the year in September. Click HERE for details of the 2013 show.
The summer Programme for 2013 is available HERE
Annual Parish Meeting report 2012-2013 – Stan Taylor
During the past year the Granby and Sutton Garden and Allotment Club has continued to meet on the First Tuesday of the month. Membership of the Club has remained at around 20 people which, bolstered by a few guests allows us to continue our monthly meetings. However more extensive activities such as coach trips are more difficult to arrange. Additional members are always welcome.
In June we visited the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Hyde Hall in Essex and Beth Chatto’s Garden near Colchester travelling in several cars. These are always very worthwhile visits despite the travelling.
A programme of local Garden visits is arranged during the summer months.
Our visit to Mike Davey’s garden in Ruddington in July last year was of particular note not just for the impressively planted and maintained large plot or the several greenhouses stuffed with his extensive collection of succulents. The buffet Tea provided by Mikes wife Linda was something to behold and was enjoyed by all who went.
In September we held the 4th Annual Home Produce Show that was not as well supported as in previous years probably due to the wet summer season and poor growing weather. Particularly disappointing was the lack of participation by children despite there being classes specifically for under 12’s and free entry for under 16’s. Any input from children and parents as to how we can encourage their participation is welcome.
In October David Lineker stepped down after leading the club from its inception. Thanks to David for his efforts in getting the club started.
During the winter months meetings are held in the Village Hall usually with a speaker delivering an illustrated talk on a subject of gardening interest. In March Andrew Ward from Norwell Nurseries lightened the winter gloom with a talk on Plants that Excite him.
The first visit of the new summer season was held last Tuesday at Goadby Marwood Hall and was attended by 25 members and guests. It was a warm sunny evening and all who attended were impressed by this extensive but hidden garden.