Gardening Club 

Held at the Village Hall, monthly on Wednesday evenings, at 7.30.

Following AGM in October 2018 the Gardening Club Committee for next year is as follows:

David Darts  Chairman Tel: 01981 250117

Liz Goodyear    Treasurer  Tel: 01432 354670

Michelle Tydeman    Tea Rota                                   Tel: 01981 250159

Charlotte Marshall   Show & Competitions Secretary  Tel: 01981 251435

Michèle Byrne         Membership & Subscriptions        Tel: 01981 251650

Linda Harding         Shows & Administration Tel: 01432 277281

Myfanwy Davies                                                      Tel: 01432 277281    

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Background to the Gardening Club

The Club was formed in 1983 by local residents Stan and Margaret Baldock.

Both Margaret and Stan were professional horticulturalists and this coupled with their enthusiasm, ensured the successful launch of the Club. In the early years the Membership consisted mainly of residents of Eaton Bishop but today we can boast a Membership of 60 drawn from all corners of Herefordshire.

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall at Eaton Bishop and throughout the year arrange visits by Speakers to talk on various aspects of Gardening and Horticulture. We also arrange regular visits to local Gardens and Nurseries and for the past fifteen years have organised a Club Holiday to visit gardens in other parts of the country, including two visits to Normandy in France.

Although we take our gardening seriously, meetings and visits are conducted in a light hearted manner and we have built a reputation of being a warm and friendly club. Throughout the year we hold a series of Competitions, for Members to exhibit their various prize flowers and plants. Also in February we hold a Photographic Competition.

We are always looking to expand our Membership so why not pay us a visit and see what we have to offer.

Our current programme is as follows:


Competition Winners in 2018 

Photographic Competition:

At the February Meeting we held our annual Photographic Competition. 
There was a good response by Members and the standard of photographs was very high. 
The overall winner of the Competition was Charlotte Marshall, with Isla McNeil in 2nd place 
and in joint 3rdposition was Pam Clay and Jenny Crisp. 
Well done to all those that entered. 

Spring Bulb Competition:

At the April Meeting we held our “Spring Bulb Competition”.
This has now been condensed into one month, when previously it was spread over the months of 

February, March and April. Despite the very cold and wet prolonged Winter and late Spring 
there was good support for our Competition, much to the delight of Show Secretary, Charlotte Marshall.
The Competition for the overall winner of the “Spring Bulb Competition” was very close 
with Michele Byrne winning the Trophy, Judy Walker in 2nd position and Chris Morris 3rd.
Well done to all those that entered. 

Mid-Summer Flower Show:

The overall winner of the “Mid-Summer Flower Show” Trophy was Chris Morris. 
In second place was Charlotte Marshall with Liz Goodyear in a commendable 3rd place. 
Many thanks to all those that entered the competition.   

Village Show: 

Unfortunately, we did not hold the Village Show in 2018.     

Report on our September 2018 Meeting

Our Meeting in September, was a joint venture, held with the Eaton Camp Historical Society and 
we were very pleased to host an event when our Speaker was the well-known local writer 
and broadcaster Jules Hudson.Jules came to talk about his latest project, which was the 
culmination of some extensive research and the publication of his latest book, entitled “Walled Gardens”.
Jules became interested in Walled Gardens, when, as a young archaeology student, 
he was part of a team, carrying out a prehistoric landscape survey, in North Wales 
and for the duration of the project, camped in a crumbling and derelict walled garden 
attached to a nearby farm house.Over the years he visited many walled gardens, 
some neglected and falling into disrepair and others very lovingly restored to their original condition. 
He was able to discuss the original construction and how the gardens evolved, with many of the 
owners and head gardeners.From this knowledge, Jules has written a book which is not only of 
interest to gardeners but also to historians and archaeologistsIn his presentation 
Jules showed us slides of a selection of gardens, mentioned in his book, pointing out many of 
the interesting construction features, in the gardens.Due no doubt to his popular work in the media, 
Jules attracted a good audience for his talk with the Village Hall being full to capacity.
We would like to thank the Committee of the Historical Society, for their help in organising this most successful event and also of course, to Jules, for giving of his time to visit us.

Full Reports of further Events, Meetings, Details for the year and AGM's 

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Full Details, Events,Meetings and AGM's

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