AGM and social evening

Nov 8, 2018Headline News

Don’t forget our AGM and social evening on Friday, 9th November

This time last year we were commenting on the topsy-turvy weather and the trend has continued this year making the plants in our gardens very confused! However, now that the clocks have gone back our thoughts turn to autumn and winter.

Our AGM and social evening on Friday, 9th November gives members an opportunity to get together to review the year and enjoy a delicious cold buffet and your first glass of wine or soft drink – we request a small contribution of £5 towards the cost of the meal. As signalled in last month’s pages, change is in the air as our Chair, Dr. B. J. Lewis, will be stepping down and our President, Sydie Bones, will also be retiring. The Committee has proposed that Mrs. Gill Gibbs should become Chair, and Dr. Lewis become President. The meeting will be asked to approve these new appointments.

The Chair’s annual report will feature photos of the annual Flower Show as well as of our successful outings during the year and more photos will be displayed around the hall. Please remember the earlier start at 6.30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

We will be collecting Annual Subscriptions on the night (still remarkable value at only £5 per person). We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible and for those who would like to join the Kilmington Gardening Club the evening would be a perfect opportunity to come along and get to know everyone in a convivial atmosphere. The 2019 programme will be available at the meeting and we are confident that our members will find plenty to interest them. The full programme will be featured on the December web pages.

Once again, our grateful thanks to Christine Mills who has continued to organise some very successful outings this year. The weather was kind in May when we went to Chideock Manor, just a short drive from Kilmington, and the weather was equally pleasant in June when we paid a visit to Julia Tremlett’s Bickham House garden, near Kenn. Members found a return visit to Cranborne Manor, also in June, to be very worthwhile and our final full day visit of the season took us to the grass wonderland that is Knoll Gardens, near Wimborne. The reports of the visits are still available under Past Events on the Annual Programme page. Christine is already planning for next year, so keep a look out on the web pages for more information. We look forward to another interesting summer in 2019!


On 12th October members were treated to a return visit from Gold Club Speaker, Malcolm, from Castle Gardens, Sherborne. His subject was Grasses, and he illustrated his talk with a wide variety of decorative grasses and a few perennials to show the grasses to greater effect. As Sydie Bones reports, Malcolm’s wide-ranging talk succeeded in winning over many in the audience to the grace and versatility of grasses. Sydie’s report is available under ‘Past Events’ on the Annual Programme page here.