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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Over 30 members have already booked a place for our Christmas Meal to be held on 17th December, at 7 pm, at Buon Appetito, Wolsingham.
If other members would like to book, please contact Barbara asap (tel 01388 52871). There is a £5 deposit to secure your place. Menus are available on the Buon Appetito website – www.buon-appetito.co.uk – you can choose from either the standard or Christmas menu. Let Barbara know your choice, so this can be pre-ordered, and speed up our serving.
Tickets are now on sale for our 2019 Charity Open Night, on 4th November at Wolsingham School. Nick Grounds is a celebrity florist and will use £500 worth of flowers to create seasonal displays – which will all be raffled at the end of his demonstration. Tickets are £10, which includes wine and nibbles from 6/30 pm, with Nick starting his dem at 7 pm. Tickets from Barbara tel 528071, Janice 529381, or from Daisy Chain Florists in Stanhope.
Many thanks to everyone who supported Susan and friends who made hundreds of buttonholes at Wolsingham Show. An amazing £800 was raised from donations, and a cheque was sent to the Teenage Cancer Trust on 9th September.
September meeting is in the Town Hall at 7 pm on Tuesday 17th September. Its a speaker from Linnels Farm, Hexham – a centre focussed on food and gardening. Hopefully our speaker, Karen Phillips, a horticulturalist, will be bringing a selection of spring bulbs for sale.
We will also have our November open night tickets on sale to members, before sales are opened up to the public. Non members very welcome to come along.