Those of us who live in the beautiful villages of Filkins and Broughton Poggs appreciate our many lovely and well-cared for gardens. For people with time to spare, joining the Gardening Club provides opportunities to go out together to visit gardens and to meet to discuss gardening issues. Members of the Club have a widely varied understanding of gardens, plants and gardening techniques and those with no knowledge are as welcome as those who have accrued their knowledge over many years.
Members of the Club also give their time, using the Club funds, to plant and maintain several of the Village gardens – those outside the Village Hall, the Village Centre and opposite the Bowling Club lawn. One of the current initiatives the Club proposes to address is to support the playground team in planting around teh new Playground as and when it is ready.
At the recent Gardening Club AGM, Lucille, Chris and Alison stepped down from being the coordinators of the Club. They have done an amazing job over many years and their successors have a hard act to follow! Details of the new team can be found below.
As the Club is an informal group without a committee structure, its success depends on all the members taking a full part in its activities. Please see the Events page for the trips and meetings currently planned.
Anyone who lives in Filkins or Broughton Poggs is welcome to contact any member of the team for further information about the Club.
Lorraine Chitty and Rosie Howe will be providing Gardening Club contributions to the St Filica Newsletter and Website, Peter Berners-Price coordinates the Club's activities, Heather Atkins will be the note taker, Julie Tridgell will be managing the members list and Michelle Heath acts as the Treasurer.
We hope you enjoy seeing the pictures and reading about our activities and look forward to hearing from anyone who would like to join us.