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Woodborough Horticultural Society

Due to our booked speaker having to cancel his talk to us in May, we were fortunate enough to obtain another speaker at short notice. Brian Schofield gave us a semi-musical presentation of spring flowers. Although the spring of 2019 has now drawn to a close, it was nice to be reminded of the flowers we won’t really see now until 2020.

This month we have two events. The first event is an afternoon visit to Sarah and Will Murch’s garden just outside the village of Gringley on the Hill in north Nottinghamshire. They took over five acres of derelict land and have turned it in to a beautiful garden with a large natural pool. There are borders of perennials interspersed with flowing grasses, a pergola which in winter is used as a feeding station for wild birds, a gravel area with alpines and a children’s garden. Sarah also has chickens, goats, a llama and pigs which live on the far side of the garden. Hopefully the weather will be bright and sunny so we can admire this garden while sitting on the terrace and enjoying our refreshments. If you are interested in joining us on Friday, 14th June, please contact Jean on 07704809741.

Our second event for June is our annual Rose and Summer Flower Show on June 24th. This is a member’s only event which is hugely popular. We expect to have a good selection of roses and other summer flowers. I wonder who will win our trophies this year. Our usual buffet will of course whet our appetites.

We look forward to seeing you at our events over the next month.

Jean Powley

Gardening tip of the month: If you have already planted out your summer bedding and seed-raised plants, make sure they are well watered and keep them moist during hot weather.

Tour of Britain
Best Dressed Village Award

Photo by Michael Dobbs

The Tour of Britain Best Dressed Village sign has been installed on the Governor’s Field, Woodborough. This was awarded in recognition of the wonderful displays of yellow bikes (and more) that greeted the competitors in the 2018 Tour of Britain cycle race as the passed through Woodborough.

The photo shows (left to right) Simon Hall, Cllr Saddington (Chair Nottingham County Council), Cllr Margaret Briggs and Deborah Bliss in the rain – which, of course, was replaced by brilliant sunshine 15 minutes after the photo was taken!


NSPCC  Doverbeck committee would like to invite you  to our final event of our Diamond Appeal year. We are holding a spectacular Diamond Ball at Colwick Hall on Saturday 5 October.

Tickets are £75  and will include an extravaganza of entertainment including a 5 piece band from Leeds. More detail will be available soon…

 This will undoubtedly be the highlight of the social calendar and a fitting culmination  of our Diamond Appeal which has already raised over £30,000 this year.

Over half the tables have already been reserved – so please do not hesitate to get in touch! Further information and booking forms are available from

 Amanda Mellor (  or Lynne Morgan (  or 0115 965 4745.

Thanks for helping us to raise funds to support our local vulnerable children.

Every childhood is worth fighting for.