The current Gardening Club Committee is as follows:
David Darts – Chairman. Tel: 01981 250117
Liz Goodyear – Treasurer. Tel: 01432 354670
Charlotte Marshall - Show and Competitions Secretary. Tel: 01981 251435
Michèle Byrne – Membership and Subscriptions. Tel: 01981 251650
Linda Harding – Shows and Administration. Tel: 01432 277281
Isla McNeil – Gardening Information
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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 70 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 twenty 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.
In February we hold a Photographic Competition.
On the third Sunday in August, we assist the Eaton Bishop Village Hall Committee in running the Village Show, with classes in Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Crafts and Cookery. We also have special classes for children.
Over our next year we will be looking to celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the Gardening Club was formed in 1983 and including additional events to mark the occasion.
We are always looking to expand our Membership and to welcome new faces so why not pay us a visit and see what we have to offer.