Tintern Garden Club

Garden Club update, September 2020

Unfortunately our planned visit to a garden in Brockweir was cancelled at the last minute due to the introduction of the “Rule of 6” in England. Not to be deterred, Colin & Judith of Parva Farm Vineyard invited members to the vineyard for a talk on “The origins of vines and wines” accompanied by a tasting of 5 wines produced at the vineyard. Afterwards members could stroll around the garden or go for a walk in the vineyard with Colin. This was followed by a socially distanced get together for a chat and tea/coffee and biscuits.

The meeting was held outside and we were blessed with a lovely sunny evening. Thanks go to Colin & Judith for organising everything at such short notice.

Our next meeting should be in the Village Hall as long as restrictions allow. Members will be contacted by email or phone with details beforehand and numbers of members wishing to attend will be collected.

For details of the Garden Club, please contact Colin Dudley on 01291689636.

The October meeting is a talk called “Plants of the Season” and Mr. Paul Green is happy to go ahead with this as long as the Village Hall is open again. We hope to see everyone there (all socially distanced of course)!
If there are any queries, please contact Colin Dudley on 01291689636 or 07899980826.
Tintern Garden Club is a village association with approximately 40 members who have a shared interest in the Tintern Community, gardening, handicrafts and local wildlife.

The  Tintern Garden Club (previously known as the VPA) was part of a county-wide affiliation of garden clubs, all of which had strong links with the Agricultural College at Usk. The year 2000 saw the County Organisation close down due to there being insufficient interest in running the organisation among the participating VPAs. However, Tintern Garden Club has continued to operate independently within the village.

As a garden club, we have monthly meetings in the Village Hall, on the third Friday every month from January- April and September- December, starting at 7.30pm. We have an invited speaker each month with a range of subjects such as travel, flower arranging, wine making, bees in the garden, wildlife etc. In the summer months we visit two gardens instead of having indoor meetings and also have a garden party at a member’s garden. The highlight of our year is the Village Show held in August when we hold classes for vegetables, flowers, pot plants, cookery, handicrafts and photography. This is open to all village residents including children. We are also planning some day outings to gardens a bit further afield and possibly some workshops held in members gardens about specific problems such as pruning or potting on orchids and other indoor plants.

We are always happy to see new members (the subscription is great value at just £10 per year) and non-members are also always welcome to come along to meetings for a charge of £2. For more information about Garden Club, contact Colin Dudley at parvafarm@hotmail.com or on 07899 980826 – or come along to the next meeting to become our newest member.

To view our annual and monthly reports, please click here.

The 2020 Committee
The committee for 2019 is Colin Dudley (Chairman), Sue Hassell (Vice Chairman), Bernard Bradshaw (Treasurer), Liz Greatorex-Davies (Programme Secretary), Lindsay Cobb (Show Secretary), Judith Dudley (Publicity Officer).
Contact
Colin Dudley
01291 689636
email parvafarm@hotmail.com