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Farringdon Gardening Club
is a local gardening club which, (in normal times),
organises a number of public events throughout the year.
The Spring and Summer Horticultural Shows,
The Farringdon Open Gardens
and a number of other events for Members.
For more information please contact the secretary
FARRINGDON GARDEN CLUB UPDATE
The AGM was held on Wednesday 22nd November and I am pleased to report that three new people from the village have offered to join the committee.
This means the
society will have a core group that will enable us to continue running events in the
coming year. Brilliant news.
The new members are:
Monika Kaminska, Penny Cushing and Stephanie McCarthy.
They will be joining: Chris Bohringer, Mark Loxton, Jenny Stratford and Chrys Browne.
We will be meeting up very soon to organise the various roles and responsibilities watch
FARRINGDON GARDEN CLUB LATE SUMMER SHOW - held in the Church on the 16th September
The sun shone for our village show held at the church on Saturday 16th September. It is always a challenge knowing what flowers and produce are going to be ready to show, especially with
our very changeable summers. Therefore it was good to see a similar number of entries as for the last
summer show in 2021.
More recently we have introduced some different categories of crafts, and this
seems to have been well supported. It was disappointing there were no children’s entries and we would
welcome any suggestions from parents of young people in the village how we might better engage and
There were so many excellent exhibits, but, as a newcomer to the show, Sue Harrison swept the board as
a winner of :
The Novice Class Shield
The Challenge Cup
for Best Exhibit in Show
(The Dahlias were
and The Diploma for Excellence.
Prizes were presented to Sue by Chrys Browne (see Right)
A new cup ( Farringdon W.I.). was presented this year in memory of our previous chairperson, Phyll Watts who sadly passed
away last year ( Farringdon W.I.).
This was awarded for the best exhibit in the Floral
Classes and was also presented to Sue Harrison.
When our independent judges make their decisions and comments as they examine the entries, we
listen to their deliberations, and this enables us to make modifications to future schedules.
Many thanks to everyone that took part in the show and helped to keep alive a very traditional part of
Prize List 2023 -
Cup & Awards
Gardening Club Chair - Chrys Browne
Shield - Section A . . . . . . (Novice Classes)
Challenge Cup - Sec B . . .
(Vegetable & Fruit Classes)
2nd Victoria Schryver
3rd Mark Wescott
Challenge Cup - Sec C. . .
2= Victoria Schryver & Cally Horton
Challenge Cup - Sec D. .
2= Anne Charrington & Chrys Browne
Challenge Cup - Sec E . .
2nd Mark Wescott -
3rd Chrys Browne
|Shield - Sec F. . . . . . . . . . .
|2nd Mo Biggs -
3rd Penny Cushing
Challenge Cup - Best Exhibit in Show
FARRINGDON GARDEN CLUB -
This is a personal message from Mrs Chrys Browne -
current chairperson of the Club, and member since
moving here in 1997.
"This club has been part of Farringdon village life since 1896.
Over the past ten years or more it has become increasingly difficult to
and people that are prepared to serve on a committee.
Currently there are only six committee members that work hard to organise
We have reached the stage when our committee will soon lose half
UNLESS VOLUNTEERS COME FORWARD I SEE THERE WILL BE NO
FUTURE FOR OUR CLUB AND IT WILL CEASE TO EXIST.
PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.
IT DOES NOT INVOLVE A GREAT AMOUNT OF TIME.
You don’t have to have an immaculate garden or great horticulture
knowledge - just a love of gardening
and a commitment to village life.
The current committee members will be on hand to support any new
If you want any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me
Tel - 01420 588584 - 07726 367215
OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TAKES PLACE
ON NOVEMBER 22ND 7:00 AT THE CHURCH
PLEASE COME ALONG AND
Subscriptions will remain at £5 per household, if subscriptions are not paid on time and new members joining we cannot continue to have events, shows or Open Gardens.
To lose what is a very British Institution would be a shame for the village as the Society has been in existence since 1896 and without more village support it will close.
We are a very friendly club; your level of gardening experience is no bar to joining us. New faces and ideas are always welcome.
During the lock down restrictions many of you have spent more time in the garden and have found great satisfaction in growing Vegetables and having some colourful flower borders.
It is an easy way to keep fit in the fresh air and help mental health.
Your efforts last year have not gone unnoticed by residents and visitors so keep up the good work.
Stay well and safe. Good Gardening.
Farringdon Horticultural Society Subscriptions
To join the Society £5.00 per household.
Direct Debit:- email the secretary for more information.
Cash: - in an envelope, fee plus name, address, e-mail contact and telephone number
in the letterbox at:
Weycroft, A32 Gosport Road (opp. Barnstormers)
Due 1st April .
OTHER NEWS :
HANGING BASKETS & CONTAINER DISPLAYS 2023
During the week beginning Monday 10th July
members of our committee travelled around the
judging the outdoor containers and hanging
baskets at the front of people’s homes.
There were some lovely displays and Carol Stock was judged to be the winner.
Well done Carol and thanks to Garthowen for the donation of a garden voucher
Our affiliation to the RHS now gives us the benefit of a RHS Garden Entry Discount Card.
This is available to share amongst our members and offers 2 adults 50% discount off entry to any RHS garden.
Please contact Chris Bohringer or tel 587307 to arrange use of the card. ()
CELEBRATING THE KING’S CORONATION FARRINGDON GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE / SWAP
IN AID OF HOME START & MARIE CURIE
In spite of the forecast on the day, our event was well
supported by both village residents and others from
Thanks to everyone who came along,
we were able to raise a total of £361 for HomeStart.
In addition, Martin & Sally Burr were pleased with the
amount raised by their stall in support of Marie Curie.
Our thanks must also go to those who helped so much
before the day, with special thanks to Gill Schryver, Steve
Watts and David Horton.,
Farringdon Horticultural Society 2023
After the recent AGM the committee has welcomed two new members,
Mark Loxton and Jenny Stratford.
They will join Chris Bohringer: Secretary; Mo Biggs:Treasurer; Pat Herman:Membership Secretary and
At a recent meeting, some initial event planning has been started for
the coming year. These include spring and summer shows, a plant swap and sale, visits to local gardens, Wisley trip and a village competition for summer,
hanging baskets and tubs.
There are also plans in progress to link
with our local primary schools.
Subscriptions will remain at £5 per household.
Once all the dates for these events have been confirmed we will
circulate them. Please note our next Open Gardens will be 2024.
Our hopes are that after the challenges of the last three years, with
your support we will have a successful year.
Watch this space to see how you can become involved.