Gardening Club

Gardening Club in Colchester, Essex at Poplar

The Poplar Nurseries Gardening Club was established over twenty-five years ago by a team of amateur gardeners as a members club and it has always been well supported by the local community.  Meetings are held once a month in the restaurant with a guest speaker at each event talking about a wide range of gardening topics.  There are also competitions giving members a chance to show off their best blooms.   There are also four or five day trips and a five day holiday each year visiting various gardens around the country as well as spring and Christmas social events.  

There are currently spaces for new members.  If you love gardening and would like to meet fellow gardeners please contact the club Secretary via the email address below.  There is also an opportunity to invite you to come along as a guest at a monthly meeting at a cost of £5 which includes refreshments of tea/coffee and biscuits.  

For all membership enquiries and details please contact: [email protected]

2024/25 Gardening Club Programme Schedule: 

16th May - Easy Low Maintenance Gardens by Geoff Hodge 
20th June - Exotic Plants For The Garden by Andrew Brogan  
18th July - Field to NGS In 3 Years by Brian Wickenden 
15th August - Willow Making by Deborah Hart 
19th September - Memphis Before Elvis & Ancient Egypt by Caroline Holmes 
17th October - A - Z of Roses by Simon White from Beales Roses 
21st November - Growing Vegetables by Mike Abel 
19th December - Christmas Social


16th January - Garden Talk by Adam Frost 
20th February - Wild Side Of Beth Chattos Garden by Dr Chris Gibson 
21st March - The Perfumed Garden by Bob Flowerdew
17th April - AGM and League Competition Prize Giving and Spring Social 


19th April - Visit to Hampton Court Palace for the Tulip Festival 
20th May - NGS Garden Peacocks at Margaretting, Essex 
13th June - Visit to Guy Barkers Garden and Beales Roses in Norfolk 
16th July - Visit to Wisley, Surrey
7th August - Exotic Garden, Henstead and Sommerleyton Hall 


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