The Aynho Gardening Club has been in existence for more than 25 years. It meets once a month from January to November, on the second Wednesday of the month. Our evening meetings are held in the village hall at 7.30p.m. The main aims of the club are to foster interest in gardening, flowers and vegetables through talks by knowledgeable people and visits to well-known gardens and those of gifted amateurs. The club organises a number of trips each year to popular well-known gardens – these are always a great day out.
Members of the Gardening Club do not need to be expert gardeners. A shared interest in making things grow or pottering in the garden is what binds us together. The club also aims to provide a welcoming place where people from Aynho, Croughton and the surrounding area can meet. Tea and biscuits are available after the talks, giving everyone a chance to chat.
The club also organises an Annual Flower and Vegetable Show at the end of August or beginning of September. This is open to members of Aynho Gardening Club and any resident of Aynho. There are categories for flowers, fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, photography and homecrafts (which includes preserves and baking). There are also a number of classes especially for children and we like to encourage their participation. Entrants and visitors can come to look at the displays in the afternoon and buy some of the produce in an end-of-show auction. This is an important annual village event enjoyed by many. Delicious tea and homemade cakes are available all afternoon and there is also a raffle with many wonderful prizes.
Visitors are always welcome at the monthly meetings and on the trips. For any queries concerning the club please contact Annabel Bellamy 01869 810847.
|PROGRAMME FOR 2017. For more details go to the Community Calendar in ‘Get Involved’|
|Wednesday 11th January||Orchids of Thailand. A Talk by Malcolm Moodie|
|Wednesday 8th February||Wildlife Gardening. A Talk by Stuart Mabbutt|
|Wednesday 8th March||York Gate, Leeds. A talk by Andrew Mikolajski|
|Wednesday 12th April||Growing and using Herbs. A talk by Christine Vick|
|Wednesday 10th May||Evening visit to Placketts, High Street, Adderbury.|
|Wednesday 14th June||Day Visit to Mottisfont Abbey.|
|Wednesday 12th July||Water in the Garden. A talk by Michael Jackson.|
|Saturday 19th August||FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW|
|Wednesday 13th September||Visit to Kew Gardens.|
|Wednesday 11th October||Madeira, Garden of the Atlantic. A talk by John Gibson.|
|Wednesday 8th November||AGM and quiz|