Thursby Gardening and Allotment Club

Thank you to all who came along to our AGM on 27 February and a big thanks to the committee.  A fantastic new programme has been drafted and we hope to see you all at our next fundraiser on 18 March.  Bacon Butties Egg rolls and croissants are all part of the event from 10.00 to 12.00.

2017/18 progamme of events is available by clicking on the link     Garden Club Programme for 2017

Programme for 2016 draft 1

2015/16 our new programme of events

Hi fellow gardeners our new 2015/16 programme is available by clicking on the link –  Programme for 2015 draft 1

Thanks you for supporting the Annual Plant Sale which this year was held in the Ship Inn Car Park.  For those who missed the day there are loads of plants still for sale just pop along to the Ship Inn or see our stall at the Gala day on 8th June. 

Thursby Village Green Project meeting held on 21 May at The Ship Inn 

Thanks to those residents who attended this meeting to agree a way forward in the ‘Green Project’.  A summary of the final proposals on behalf of the Jubilee Group will be passed to the Parish Council for agreement at their next meeting in June.  We expect this will be the first step in developing the village green as an attractive central place in our wonderful village .
 Changes to the issued programme (copy above) – On 27 October 2014, Monday we will now have the rescheduled talk  ‘Fungi in the Garden – friend or foe, presentation by Paul Nichol, not the members night as detailed.

Looking back over 2013

Well I think summer is now over.  I’m writing this watching the rain and wind batter our sunflowers and sweetcorn. We hope you enjoyed your garden during this fabulous gardening summer. Firstly, a big thank you for the cooks, helpers and purchasers at the best garden competition refreshments on Saturday 31 August 2013. And congratulations to the winners:

  • Overall best garden Ray and Wendy Carney, Orchard House
  • Best improving garden – Mark and Beth Voisey, Carras
  • Best small garden -Eric Reynolds ,School Road
  • Specially commended, Joe Percival, Cottage Mead
  • Specially commended Paul and Julie Fitzsimmons,  Greenwood House
  • Specially commended Allan and Barbara Rickerby, The Ship Inn
Our first indoor meeting went off well with  Tom Attwood who gave a supberb talk about restoring a nursery at Holecat, Grange over Sands.  You can follow Tom’s tips and gardening exploits in the Cumbria Life as he has a regular feature.  It will be great to see the nursery when we visit it in 2014.
25 November 2013, Monday – Everyone welcome to come along to the “Christmas Event”. Details TBC


Thanks to all those who helped and bought at our Plant Sale on 18 May 2013.  A very wet day but people came.  The remaining plants were sold at Rickerby’s plant sale on the Sunday and thanks to all those who helped that day.  See you all on Monday 3rd of June for our evening visit to Skirsgill Gardens near Penrith.

What a great evening we had on 28 January 2013, Monday at 7.30pm at Parish Hall– Garden Question Time with an panel of 3 Cumbrian garden experts. Around 40 people from our club and others asked the panel over 20 questions to


receive helpful tips and advice to help our gardens grow.   A list of the questions and summary answers can be found here questions without names jan 2013.  We hope to see you at our AGM and slide show.  We also hope to have nearly finalised our 2013/14 programme.

And here is a wee bit of info about us.

We are a friendly group of people who like to talk and learn about anything to do with vegetables and plants.  New members are always welcome to come along and meet us before they join the Club. Subscripti ons are £5.00 for individualand £9.00 for each couple. Everyone is welcome to come along to our events – non-members pay a £1. 00.

In the winter we have monthly meetings usually in Thursby Parish Hall every 4th Monday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  A presentation from an expert followed by a chat and a cup of tea makes for a lovely evening.  During the Summer we aim to get out and about on trips to interesting gardens.  We also have a fundraising plant sale.

Volunteers look after community spaces in the village and we co-ordinate Thursby in Bloom for 2012/13.  So there is lots to interest everyone.

See our 2012/13 programme.




One Comment

  1. Hello
    I am to give a talk to the gardens group later this month (27th) and I need to know whether you have a white screen or can we use a white wall, also can you possibly provide an extension lead
    Many thanks
    Paul Nichol

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