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Woodborough Horticultural

Photograph by Jean Powley

During our Evening Visit to Flower Pod, Southwell, we learned about the commitment of the Reach charity in supporting people with learning difficulties, and how they benefit from taking part in producing and selling cut flowers, natural confetti, wreaths and other locally sourced products. Our thanks to Jane, Anna, Becks and the rest of the team for making us feel so welcome.

Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to cancel the planned visit to Hidcote Gardens this month, due to insufficient bookings. So, instead we will have more time to enjoy our own gardens – and others – with some good weather to boot.

Of course, we can’t sit around for too long, as we look ahead towards the annual Autumn Show which will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday, 8th September. Schedules will be available by early August, so look out for those. The event is an open show, so any member of the public can enter.

Please remember that the Show won’t be a Show without you and your exhibits. So, if you have, for example, a nice-looking plant in a pot, have grown your own vegetables / fruit, or are handy at baking or painting, please have a look at the schedule for the most appropriate class in which to show your exhibit (and those all-important rules). We hope to be able to link an online copy of the schedule to the Society’s website ( and the Woodborough Web during August.

Children can take part in the Show, too, and every children’s entry wins a prize. All you need to do is bring it along to the Village Hall from 7.30am – 9.30am on the morning of the Show – there will be people on hand to help you place your exhibit in the correct class.

This year, the Photographic Class is on the theme of ‘Smiles. Photo size 7”x 5” and not framed or mounted in any way. This is a really great time of year for capturing these potentially prize-winning shots, so keep your cameras close by you. Happy snapping and we’ll see you at the Show!

Committee have regularly requested assistance at events and the Autumn Show is one of those times where we will require some help to make it a success (and preserve the sanity of Committee members!). If you can spare a couple of hours either on the evening of Friday 7th or during the day of the Show itself, we would love to hear from you. We need assistance with setting up, stewarding, serving refreshments in the afternoon, clearing away etc. None of it is complicated and all preparation work will be completed beforehand by Committee. Please contact Heather Kirk on the mobile number below to discuss further (leave a voicemail if not available).


Heather Kirk 07706 076720

Gedling Borough Arts Festival

Included in this year’s programme are Film, Music, Dance, Art, Poetry, Craft workshops, Writing workshops and Talks, seated exercise, craft stalls, a choral evening and a tribute concert. Most of the events are free.

Click the poster above to see the full programme.

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.