Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Minal Gardening Club

Future Meetings

Friday 1 December 2023 – Minal Gardening Club at the Horseshoe 7.00 for 7.30pm

Thursday 22 February 2024 – 7.30pm Winter Social – Bring & Share Supper in the Village Hall.  Theme:  Please bring a photo of a plant that is special to you from a holiday or visit to a garden

Tuesday 26 March 2024 – 6.30pm  Water Tubs, Jane Harris, Church Lane

Past Meetings
Wednesday 22 February 2023 in the Village Hall 7.30pm 
Our Wild Flower Garden Seed Swap and Bring and Share Supper.  This will be an informal social bring and share supper and an opportunity to swap any seeds with fellow gardeners.  Sue Clarke will talk about wildflowers with the aim of adding to our wild flower area.  Sue has worked with the charity Floralocale and has a wild flower area behind her house in Manton.   Please bring a dish and any seeds you want to swap

Wednesday 19 April 2023 in the Horseshoe  Bean bagging for distribution to the village and planning for Autumn show. Milly has enough runner bean seeds to distribute a packet to everyone in the village to run a competition in memory of Joe Smith.  The beans will be judged at the show.  We will also plan the village show.

Last Year’s special events
Christmas Dinner at the Horseshoe  Thanks to everyone who attended our Christmas dinner.  It was a great evening with delicious food and an excellent quiz – special thanks to Nick Beere our Quiz master.  We all learnt a bit of botany courtesy of one of the puddings!

Visit to Into the Blooms Wednesday 29 June 2022

10 members of the Club enjoyed a tour of the garden of Gill and John Campbell in East Grafton.  Gill is a florist who grows her own seasonal flowers for her business Into the Blooms.  Their 3 acre garden in the beautiful countryside circles the house and has many beautiful trees, shrubs, a large duck pond, impressive composting areas  as well as dedicated areas for the 3 sowing seasons of flowers.  We enjoyed tea and cookies baked by Michelin starred chef John and the weather was good with the rain holding off.  Gill’s website can be found here


Normally the Minal Gardening Club meets on the third Wednesday in the month.  In the winter months we meet in The Horseshoe at 7.30pm, and in the summer months, we visit members’ gardens which may be earlier depending on the sunset and weather.

We sometimes have talks from local people about gardening and topics such as design and encouraging wildlife but the aim of the club is more social and sharing experience and tips than learning from experts.  

If you would like to share your interest in gardening with a sociable local group, then do come along to our meetings.  New members are most welcome to join us.


Sue Hine or Milly Carmichael

Photos from the Village Produce Show 2019