The club has been going for a long time now and is always welcoming and friendly. Meetings are held in the Rushwick village hall, the third Wednesday of every month January to April and September to December, where we are entertained by a visiting speaker, have a raffle and a chat over a cuppa! In March we hold our AGM and Spring show and whatever the weather has been like our members always seem to find some colourful flowers. During May to August we go visiting, to gardens or places of interest both near at hand and far afield. In August we hold our annual Flower Show which is always a popular and colourful occasion. Come the onset of autumn in September, we resume our monthly meetings in the Village Hall. We round off the year with our alternative Christmas party – fish and chips – usually accompanied with some games and quizzes. We’re always pleased to see new faces, you don’t have to be an expert so if you’re interested in gardening why don’t you come and join us?
In the club’s 21st year, Pat Bush remembers how it all began..
The seeds of the Rushwick Gardeners’ Club were first sown in 1992, when a few villagers recalled that there had been a club in the 1960s. A meeting was called for like-minded folk interested in gardening and 13 of us turned up. A committee was formed and the club of today was born. The cups of that earlier club were found in a loft! My husband – knowing nothing about gardening – found himself elected as chairman and he only went to give me a lift! Frank thoroughly enjoyed his 17 years in his position as chairman and helped see the club grow, well-supported by the members of the community. He made the club a very popular village activity and gardening a ‘fun’ thing! Since his death the club has continued along the same lines under its present leadership.
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