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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On 2nd May we had an interesting lecture entitled “Coast to Coast” by Carol Watson (postponed from 11th April). Although we thoroughly enjoyed her talk and slides with plenty of amusing anecdotes as usual, I’m not sure many of us would be brave enough to follow in her footsteps and cross the UK from west to east with a rucksack on our back, partially filled with waterproofs for the inevitable rainy day. It was perhaps more comfortable (West Meon Village Hall now has cushions!), though less exhilarating, sitting down to watch the wide variety of vistas that a jaunt through the English countryside can deliver.
A week later we enjoyed our Annual Plant Sale and Supper, this time held in Andrew and Candi Sellick’s delightful walled garden. Becky Peet from the Cuppacheeno Café once more provided delicious food and the weather held out, so no cause for complaint there, either.
On 13th June, at 6:30 pm, we will be visiting Valerie and David Menzies’ garden In Alton (5 Anstey Mill Close, GU34 2QT). There will be a £5 entrance fee (in aid of Naomi House) that includes a drink and nibbles. The visit is open to everyone, not just Garden Club members, so if, you’re interested, please call Yvonne Noble on 829 050 or email: email@example.com.
Recently, in compliance with the new law on data protection that came into effect on 25th May, we contacted all those on our mailing list, asking them to confirm that they wished to continue to be contacted by us. From 25 May onwards no organisation, even small clubs, will be allowed to contact anyone who has not given their explicit consent. So, if you missed the 24 June deadline but would like to be added to our list, please get in touch with Yvonne.
We have added 5 new dates to our programme. On the last Wednesday of May, June, July, August and September you are invited to a member’s garden for an informal, social evening with drinks and nibbles, a wander round someone else’s garden and a chance to chat. It’s a bit of an experiment and, if successful, something the club can continue. There will be no entrance fee but donations to a charity of the host’s choice.
Carol Rowlatt has kindly agreed to be the ‘guinea pig’ with her beautiful garden in Warnford being our first venue on Wednesday, 30th May at 6:30 pm. The address is Gardener’s Cottage, Warnford House, SO32 3LB. There will be parking for five cars in Carol’s drive for people with limited mobility. Otherwise, please park in Warnford Village Hall car park, then walk down Lippen Lane until you reach Warnford House, the large white house on the corner of the A32 and Wheely Down Road. Gardener’s Cottage is behind Warnford House: walk through Warnford House drive, take the uphill track to the right, following the sign saying Gardener’s House. If it is pouring with rain then the event will be cancelled so, if the weather looks uncertain, please check with Carol on 01730 829 034 or Yvonne (see below). Donations to The Donkey Sanctuary.
Jim and Yvonne Noble will be hosting the next ‘open garden’ on 27th June at 6.30 pm at
7 Knapps Hard, West Meon. Donations will go to Naomi House and Jack’s Place in Sutton Scotney. Parking is limited in Knapps Hard but there is parking on Church Lane and the village hall car park is not far away.
These evenings are open to members and non-members alike. Please call Yvonne on 829050 for directions and more information.