Tintern Garden Club

Next meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be in the Village Hall on Friday 21st February at 7.30. Our talk will be about “The story of the wire soldiers at Slimbridge”. The competition is for an item made from wire. Non members are welcome to join us at a cost of £2.00 per person.
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