Weardale Flower & Garden Club
Welcome to our website. The Club was formed in 1978, and we have approx 50 members. In 2018 we planted 4,000 daffodils around Wolsingham to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
Our meetings are a mix of talks on gardening, demonstrations by gardeners and florists, day and evening vists to gardens and shows, workshops for those interested in developing skills and related crafts eg willow weaving, floral nights, and social events.
Speakers & Demonstrations
Our speakers and demonstrators are both area and national figures. We also try to support local events and charities. Our programme of events is available here.
Great Social Events
Our meetings are pretty informal and are great social events. We have members from Weardale, Teesdale and Crook/Willington areas.
We are an affiliated Club of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) which gives us group entry to a RHS garden each year, access to free advice from gardening experts, monthly magazine, and group rates for RHS shows.
“If you are not already a member, you are most welcome to come along to any meeting as a visitor.”
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month, February to December, at 7pm, till approx 9-9.30pm. Most meetings are held in the Town Hall (above the library) in the Market Place at Wolsingham (sat nav DL13 3AB). Our Christmas charity meeting in November is held in a larger venue to accommodate at least 200 people.
A Committee is elected each year to plan and manage meetings, organise transport for trips, fund raising etc.
Programme of Events
Our annual programme is available on this site, and copies are available locally, eg from Stanhope Dales Centre, and Libraries. You can also access our monthly newsletter on our website.
Annual membership fees are payable in February each year, but you can join at any time; a reduced membership fee is payable from mid year, and if you come as a visitor your one off payment is deducted from your subscription should you subsequently join.
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2020 annual subscriptions have been kept at £25, and are payable at our February meeting. Visitors are most welcome to attend a max of two meetings in the year, at a cost of £5 per visit.
Very best wishes to all members for 2020.
Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 18th February in the Town Hall at 7 pm. Its our AGM followed by a talk and dem by Heidi Varley of Pinks Flowers. In Autumn 2018 Heidi established a flower farm at Cotherstone, and grows British, scented and delicate flowers which she sells at several local outlets, as well as supplying individuals for weddings, events etc. Heidi will tell us of her journey establishing the flower farm, and show us examples of foam free Spring arrangements using both fresh flowers, and some dried from her farm.
We look forward to welcoming everyone, both existing and new members and visitors.
If anyone is able to offer help with setting up displays at either of these festivals, we would be delighted to hear from you!
Please just let Barbara or Susan know you will be there.
Ushaw Christmas Tree Festival – we will be doing our ‘tree’ on Friday 29th
Wolsingham Church Nativity Festival – setting up Thursday afternoon 28th.