Happy New Year from our Chairman, Bill and the Committee as we look forward to our first meeting of 2020 on Friday 17th January 8pm in the Village Hall.  Chris Spree’s talk is “The First 10 years in a Walled Garden’ – sounds intriguing and takes me back to reading “The Secret Garden’  by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Competition is a Photograph from one of our outings – many of us snapped away during out 2019 visit to Walmer and during the Stoke Holiday – do put an entry in!

The Summer Outing has now been booked to RHS Wisley – Sunday 2nd August, leaving from Bidborough Village Hall at 9a.m. the usual pick up in Birchwood Avenue arriving at Wisley between 10 and 10.30.  Included in the price (not yet fixed but under £20) will be a guided garden tour at 11a.m. which lasts up to 90 minutes.  After that free time until our return, leaving Wisley 3.30-4pm and back in Bidborough around 5pm.  Further details to follow.

Cornwall Garden Holiday – There are a few remaining double or twin rooms available (sorry no single rooms left) at the Penmere Manor Hotel, Falmouth for our trip on 7-11th September 2020. We are visiting 5 gardens in Cornwall and a National Trust property on the trip down and one on the trip back home – further details from Michael Marks by email –  michael.marks7@btinternet.com

February club night on Friday 21st  at 8pm at the Village Hall will be Kevin Tooher talking on ‘Winter Interest in the Garden’ and the competition –  a Vase of winter flowers and foliage.

Membership Fees are due – Kelvin Paterson our Membership Secretary is collecting subs in exchange for programme cards – the showing of which entitles members to discounts for some plant purchases at Royal Mires Nursey Crowborough and Plantbase, Cousley Wood.