About us

We are a lively group of local gardeners, who meet regularly from September to June. We meet on the fourth Monday in the month, at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham. The meetings begin at 7:30pm and usually end at about 9:00pm. We have a very varied programme with interesting speakers and workshops. In the summer we have a local evening visit and a day trip.

The annual subscription is £10 and is collected at the September meeting. Members pay £1 each time they attend a meeting. Tea or coffee and biscuits are included at the end of each session.

Visitors are very welcome at our meetings at a cost of £3 per visit.

Each year our programme includes a workshop and a demonstration. In November 2016, Eleanor Griffiths and her Mum showed us how to make a leaf basket with a Christmas theme. This was followed by a workshop where members were able to 'have a go' themselves with very pleasing results as shown below:

Making A Leaf Basket
Making A Leaf Basket Christmas Theme

In July 2016 we enjoyed a whole day visit to Hodnet Hall and Wollerton Old Hall Gardens near Market Drayton. The weather was kind to us and we had a lovely day as shown below.

Hodnet Hall Garden

Hodnet Hall Garden, July 2016 Photographer: Gwyn Woodward

Each year we also have a competition for members. In 2016, everyone was given a packet of seeds containing three herbs. The challenge was to plant and grow the herbs so they were at their best for the AGM in June.  Exhibits were judged by the members.

We also have a charity table, where members have the opportunity to buy and sell extra plants and gardening 'bits and bobs'. The proceeds from the sales are donated to a local charity. Last year our chosen charity was Walton Lea Walled Garden Project (the Walton Lea Partnership).

www.waltonlea.org.uk

Members receive a discount on items bought from our local garden centre on presentation of their membership card:

Robert Gleave's Home & Garden Centre, Mill Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7JA

www.robertgleave.co.uk