Wickham Market & District Gardening Club

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Our Club

Anyone interested in learning a little more about gardening is most welcome to come and join us.  Club membership is neither expensive nor in any sense exclusive.  Our Membership Secretary will be pleased to give you more information.  You can contact us by email or through our contact us page.


Under normal circumstances we would hold meetings in Wickham Market Village Hall (IP13 0HE) at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of most months, with speakers on all sorts of garden related topics.  We make no charge for occasional interested visitors, so why not come along and give us a try?

We also arrange visits to interesting gardens and nurseries during the summer months.

On the second Saturday in September we hold a Flower and Vegetable Show in the Wickham Market Village Hall.  This is open to the public from 2 – 5 pm on the Saturday and the Sunday. We are always keen to attract new exhibitors to our Show: both experienced growers from the surrounding area and those who may be new to the idea of Showing their produce.  Our Autumn Show page has much more information.

There is a monthly newsletter called Rake’s Progress that all members receive.  This has reports on recent activities and details of future attractions, together with news of local events, gardening tips and weather reports. The Club is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.  To see the latest Club News click here

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the links.

You can leave a comment, or make a suggestion, on our Contact us page 

Upcoming Events

February Meeting (via Zoom) Thursday 17th February 2022

The Committee has decided to delay the AGM to March in the hope that by then we can meet in the Village Hall.  In the meantime we have book a speaker for a February Zoom meeting.

Our speaker for February is Dr Catherine Horwood who is an author specialising in horticultural topics.  She has a particular interest in the role of women in gardening.  

Her topic will be ‘Beth Chatto – A Life in Plants’.  Many of us will have visited her garden at Elmstead Market, near Colchester and it will be very interesting to hear more about Beth and her development of the garden.

7.30 pm, as usual.  Members will be sent the Zoom link next week and we will be logging on from about 7.15 pm.

You can find more about Catherine Horwood at https://www.catherinehorwood.com


The Annual General Meeting, Thursday 17th March 2022

The Committee has decided to delay the AGM to March in the hope that by then we can meet in the Village Hall.  More details will be included on the next Rake’s Progress.