West Meon Parish Council
The West Meon Garden Club covers the West Meon, Warnford and Woodlands area and is open to all who have an interest in gardening. For more details contact the club secretary Yvonne Noble on 01730 829050 or e-mail.
For details of the current and future activities see the programme of events for 2018 below.
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With no talks over the summer season we have had time to focus on our own gardens, making the most of the warm weather. We have also been lucky enough to enjoy and admire other people’s gardens as we have embarked on a series of visits.
On 30th May twenty members of our club flexed our leg muscles and gave our hearts a boost of energy as we made our way up a steep path to arrive (some of us somewhat breathless) at Carol and Kim Rowlatt’s appropriately named “Gardener’s Cottage” in Warnford. Fortunately, our exhaustion was short-lived as Carol and Yvonne had laid out a spectacular spread of nibbles and Kim generously poured glass after glass of wine or juice. Conversation flowed just as freely as we had plenty of time to catch up and chat to one another whilst complimenting our hosts on their delightful “new garden” (they only moved here a couple of years ago). Everyone agreed it was a very successful first “social evening” and I’m sure the donkeys (generous donations were made to “The Donkey Sanctuary”) will be just as happy as we were.
On 13th June we visited Valerie and David Menzies in Alton and were able to admire another “young garden”. In only two and a half years, starting from scratch, they have managed to plan and plant a profusion of plants and shrubs, artfully combining colours, shapes, heights and textures to create a garden worthy of an RHS award.
Our next garden visit will be on 25th July (at 6:30p.m.) at 1, Niton Cottage, Pound Lane, Meonstoke, SO32 3NP by the kind invitation of Liz English. There will be drinks and nibbles, a chance to wander around the garden and lots of chatting with friends old and new.
This visit is free to members and non-members alike (we are hoping to tempt more people to join the garden club). Donations to ‘The Dogs’ Trust’ which rescues and finds new homes for our canine friends will be much appreciated. To find out more about their good work go to www.dogstrust.org.uk
Coming from Meonstoke, the house is the 2nd one on the left after you go past Meonstoke Village Hall which is on the right. Please park in the village hall car park. For further information, Liz can be contacted on 01489 878821 and Yvonne on 01730 829050.
In August we will be holding our Annual Summer Show on Saturday, 11th August at West Meon Village Hall. Schedules and entry forms will be available in Corhampton and West Meon Village Shops from 21st July. They can also be downloaded below.
Completed entry forms should be left at West Meon Village Shop by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 8th August. On Saturday doors will be open for exhibitors at 8.30 a.m. and exhibits must be in place ready for judging by 10:30 a.m.
It's a fun day and entering your produce whether flowers, vegetables, photography, cookery or crafts is really worth the effort. There are children's classes as well so do encourage them to enter. Lots of cups to be won, great camaraderie and, who knows, you could be a winner! Classes are open to non-members and doors will be open to the public from 2:30 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding the vegetable classes please contact Bob Miles on 01489 0878881. For any other enquiries about the show please contact Yvonne Noble on 01730 829050.