Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners' Society



Welcome to the homepage of the Yapton Cottage Gardeners Society website.  We are a very active Society - each year we hold four shows, where members and guests have the opportunity to show their flowers, fruit and vegetables, floral art, cookery and photos.  We also always have a large number of competition classes for children.  As well as our shows, we hold members' meetings when speakers entertain us with talks and slide shows on a variety of topics, some horticultural and some of general local or topical interest.  We hold two plant sales a year and put on entertainment for our members and guests in the form of barn dances and annual concerts.  Please have a look at our events calendar.

A Happy and Peaceful New Year to all readers from everyone at Yapton Cottage Gardeners’ Society.  The weather when I am writing this is not conducive at all to thinking about gardening, but it may be a good time to think about coming to our first trial afternoon meeting on Jan 16th. This is at 2pm in the Club Room of the Village Hall and is open to everyone – non-members 2 admission. The speaker is Any Lewis, the Head Gardener of Uppark – the National Trust property. He will be giving an illustrated talk on the gardens at Uppark. There will also be a raffle and refreshments.

The next event is our Primrose Sale on Feb 10th in the Club Room at 10am. The weather must have improved hopefully, and it will be an opportunity to have some spring flowering pots on the patio. Colour will be very welcome by then. Feb 20th sees the second of our meetings when the speaker will be Andrew Elms from Lordington Lavender. This is an evening meeting in the Club Room at 7.30pm. Again there will be refreshments and a raffle.

There are two events in March – our Barn Dance on March 9th at 8pm and the first show of the year on March 24th. The latter will be open to the public at 2pm and the hall should be filled with spring flowers, shrubs and bulbs. I should also mention vegetables, floral art, photography, and children’s classes. Schedules will be available at the Primrose Sale if you fancy having a go at any of the classes. We welcome exhibits from existing people who stage and also from newcomers who have never staged before.

For membership enquires please contact Jan Wood jan.wood@doglover.com or 01243 554501

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