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Woodborough Horticultural Society

Photographs by Jean Powley

Our annual Autumn Show was a great success and there was a good turnout both in terms of numbers of entries (230) and exhibitors (26). Of course, the Tour of Britain cycle race came through Woodborough earlier on the same day: the Village Hall looked wonderful and everyone who came along in the afternoon enjoyed themselves. As usual the standard of the entries was high and the committee thank all exhibitors, judges, friends and visitors for helping to set things up. The committee also gratefully acknowledge the support of the RSPB, the Bee people and Adrian Baggaley with their stalls. The RSPB people will also be with us at the October meeting to sell their selection of calendars and diaries.

Well done to all our prize winners, with special mention to those who were awarded one or more trophies, namely: Phil McCann (who won most points in Show overall), Adrian Baggaley, Bill Russell, Mike Rowan and Toppy Hanson.

Looking forward to our October meeting now: on Monday 8th October, Richard and Leigh Woods will present ‘Bulbs throughout the year’. Richard and Leigh established Lilies and Chillies nursery in 2008 and are based in Derbyshire. All their work is borne on a love of gardening, plants and propagation and we are looking forward to meeting them both with their ideas for a continual display of plants from bulbs throughout the seasons. They will also be bringing along some plants and bulbs to this meeting.

There will be the usual ‘interesting plant’ table for you to showcase your current favourite plant (in a pot, please!), and the committee will be selling hyacinth and daffodil bulbs for you to grow on and exhibit at next year’s Spring Show. As usual the meeting will be held in Woodborough Village Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. and all are welcome (guests – £2 payable on the door). We hope to see you there.

For more information regarding the Society and any of our planned events, please visit:

Heather Kirk

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

Our AGM is on Thursday 18th October at Calverton Village Hall in William Lee Memorial Park, Park Road, Calverton. We have a speaker from the St. Annes Allotment Association. They manage one of the biggest inner city victorian allotment sites in the country and will be covering the history, recent developments and future of the site.

We will also be having our “Heaviest Pumpkin” competition on the night. If you have an entry please bring it to the Village Hall at 6.00 pm for weighing. The AGM will start at 6.30pm. Hopefully this will be brief and the talk will start at about 7.00 pm.

Members will soon be receiving their seed and potato catalogues and with these will be their allotment rent and membership renewal letters. As in previous years, members of the committee will be available, in the Parish Council rooms, on the mornings of Tuesday and Thursday 2nd and 4th October to take both your allotment rent and Association subscriptions.

Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703

(See extra information on Late News Page)

Musical Evening
Cancer Research UK – Woodborough Committee

“May Your Days Be Merry and Bright”
performed by
Adam Smith, Tenor

Adam takes us on a festive musical journey through the decades that celebrates the wonderful music of Christmas.

Woodborough Village Hall – Saturday 8th December, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Fork Supper, Licensed Bar
Tickets £25, why not take a table of 8 but smaller groups obviously welcome.
Tickets from Kathryn Watson Tel 9652463



Monday 1st October

at 7.30pm

All welcome – Raffle & Refreshments


Tuesday 2nd October

The Institute, Woodborough

8.30am – 11.30am