2020 THIS YEAR WE ARE 194 YEARS OLD    

     The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Royal British Legion Club on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm. Any proposals should be sent to the Secretary Kevin Ayres.

This has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

THE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE WISH ALL MEMBER9S A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A SUCCESSFUL GROWING SEASON IN 2020.



NEWS AND DATES OF EVENTS

The Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides) the Society purchased in memory of our late chairman Eddie Barber was planted near the Red Mount Chapel by the Walks gardeners on Thursday 19th December 





EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2019

At the 2019 Annual Meeting at Royal British Legion Club the following Officers and Committee were elected. 

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Annual Meeting has been postponed to a date to be announced.

President.                       Paul Brandon

Vice Presidents.            Elizabeth Nockolds, Veronica Lane,                                             Cyril Route

Chairman .                      David Wilson

Secretary.                       Kevin Ayres

Membership Secretary Kevin Ayres

Vice Chairman.               John Player

Treasurer                          Steve Barker

Show Secretary               Rachel Vyse

Publicity Officer              Kelvin Fairweather

Web Site Manager         Stephen Fairweather

Newsletter Editor.          Elizabeth Fairweather

Committee Members.   Nolan Mills, Teresa Brandon, John Germeney, Tom Turnbull

Arrangements have been made with the following companies for various discounts on purchases on production of Society membership card, for which we are extremely grateful....Belford Garden Centre, Castle Rising Road, Lawn-Boy, Downham Market, Ward's Nurseries, Ringstead, Moulam & Horn, Heacham, Stratfords Workwear , North  Lynn Industrial Estate . Please note Norfolk Clothing Co is no longer trading.


The Society has organised a coach trip to RHS gardens at Hyde Hall near Colchester for Saturday 30th May leaving Austin Fields car park (P.O. car park) at 9.00am. Cost to members £15.00, non members £23.00. Bookings etc to Steve Barker.  This has regrettably been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Also all RHS gardens are closed for the foreseeable future.


Also on 30th May the Borough Council are arranging a Plant and Craft Fair in the Tuesday Market Place at which the Society will be having a stall. Anyone who has spare plants, books, unwanted tools or any other gardening ephemera to donate will be most welcome.  This has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 



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 ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES, THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED IN 1826 AND AT ONE STAGE WAS HOLDING AT LEAST 3 SHOWS A YEAR WITH ONE SHOW IN THE 1950S AT THE OLD CORN EXCHANGE  ATTRACTING 680 EXHIBITS AND AROUND 3000 VISITORS.

 

THE NEW THREE YEAR SHOW SCHEDULE FOR 2018/2020 IS NOW AVAILABLE AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER SHOW SCHEDULE. THE 2020 SHOW TO BE HELD IN THE SOUTH WOOTTON VILLAGE HALL AGAIN, ON SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST. SAT NAV PE30 3LJ. 

At present the Annual Show will go ahead on this date.


THE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE ELECTED FOR THE CURRENT YEAR (WITH CONTACT DETAILS) CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE HEADING IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN.

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NNEW!  THE SOCIETY IS GRATEFUL TO FORMER MEMBER JOHN DOUBLEDAY FOR PASSING ON OLD MINUTE BOOKS COVERING MEETINGS HELD DURING THE YEARS 1891 - 1894; 1897 - 1899; 1919 - 1923; 1934 - 1938 AND 1939 - 1950 PLUS 22 BOXES FILM SLIDES OF SHOWS AND OUTINGS FROM 1964 - 1985 - EACH BOX CONTAINING APPROX 24 SLIDES. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE MISSING ITEMS WOULD THEY PLEASE CONTACT KELVIN FAIRWEATHER 01553 673772. OR EMAIL: kelvin.fairweather@tiscali.co.uk

THE SPECIAL BOOKLET "HISTORY OF THE KING'S LYNN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY" IS NOW COMPLETE AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM KELVIN FAIRWEATHER, PRICE £1.00

TO SEE THE MINUTES OF 1891 SOCIETY AGM CLICK ON HISTORY ON LEFT HAND COLUMN!! THE HISTORY SECTION ALSO CONTAINS SCHEDULES OF SHOWS HELD IN THE 1890s


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MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY IS NOW DUE FOR RENEWAL, ADULTS £5.00, UNDER 16s FREE

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THE LATEST NEWSLETTER CAN BE FOUND IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN UNDER "NEWSLETTER"

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