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Dear Members (and other gardeners)

Little Waltham Gardening Club is looking forward to welcoming everyone who has an interest in growing plants to its new programme of events for 2022.

The Gardening Club has had a successful (albeit hot and dry), summer.

In early June we welcomed Zsuzsa Serer who gave us a very interactive talk on Culinary Herbs. We were encouraged to handle and smell the herbs and were given hints on their use in the kitchen.

Later in June we had an afternoon outing to Furzelea in Danbury. We were welcomed to a charming colour themed garden where the cakes were delicious too.

The temperatures had risen in July when we visited Bridge End Gardens at Saffron Walden. Our guide thoughtfully took us on a shaded walk through the gardens, explaining their origin, now owned by Saffron Walden Borough Council and maintained by one full time gardener and up to 50 enthusiastic volunteers.

In August, we again saw the positive impact that volunteers make – this time in the Gardens of Easton Lodge. Our guides were very well informed both about the early owners and the planting.

The garden is run by a manager with the help of a great army of enthusiastic volunteers.

There are no fewer than 10 Champion Trees at Easton Lodge. (A champion tree qualifies for the title by being the tallest of their species or having the largest girth.)

Please check our website www.littlewalthamgardeningclub.co.uk for more information.

Best wishes Margaret Williams (Hon. Sec and Chair)**

 **General Club Information**

The Club was formed in 1983 with the object of providing members with the opportunity to meet and discuss items of gardening interest. (Club History)

Members enjoy free entry to all 7 evening meetings. In April we hold our Spring Show   and garden visits are arranged for the summer months.

Members also enjoy the opportunity to purchase seeds and horticultural sundries from a well known seed catalogue up to 50% discount.

We are a friendly bunch of amateurs who are always learning about gardening in all its forms. Whether you have a window box or a vast area of land, please come and join us and share our passion.

Meetings held on 1st Wednesday of the Month at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

Venue – Little Waltham Memorial Hall CM3 3LN (Opposite LW Doctors’ Surgery)    Car Park at rear of Hall

Contact Margaret Williams 01245 360042                                                                                          [email protected]

Annual subscriptions  from March 2022  £10.00

Visitors £3 per visit