Gardeners Association – RHS Affilated

Gardeners Association is RHS AffiliatedWest Bergholt Gardeners

Large garden, small window box, devoted gardener or just a passing interest? Why not join your local gardening club?

West Bergholt Gardeners offers something for every taste with our diverse yearly programme.  Meetings are held at 7.30pm in the Orpen Hall on a Monday during the months of February to May, and September to December.

Message to Members – March 2020

You may be expecting this but I have to inform you that your Committee have had to take the decision to cancel the April and May meetings due to the current ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation.

This means that we have concluded our 2019/20 meetings albeit earlier than we planned and reduces the opportunity for us to talk about our currently proposed coach trips during the summer, especially the first one to Wisley on 3rd June.  At this point in time I have not cancelled that trip but am in touch with Kings Coaches.  I told those present last evening that I will hold all cheques until as and when I know if the trip is viable so if you wish to book a place then please contact me on 240588.

The Committee have also had to take the sad decision to cancel Open Gardens scheduled for Sunday 28th June but we look forward to running it next year.

With regard to our Stall at the Village Fete in July and my ‘threat’ of coming round with a clipboard asking for help (!!) we obviously await hearing further from the Parish Council in due course.

Looking forwards

For the moment then, I think that’s all I can really tell you but I will be in touch to keep you up to date.     Meanwhile, a reminder that our first meeting of the 2020/21 season will be on Monday 21st September; Andrew Sankey will be back to talk to us on the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew.  We all really enjoyed the evening last year when Andrew came and talked about his 6 favourite gardens, so hope the one on Kew will be just as good.

Keep well, everyone!

Shirley Noakes
On behalf of your WBGA Committee

Dates for 2020/21 are:


  • 17 February – “An Introduction to Cacti and Succulents” – Craig Thompson.
  • 16 March – “What do I do with this Space” – Darren Lerigo.
  • 20 April – “Vegetable Self-sufficiency for all Seasons” – Maike Windhorst. CANCELLED
  • 18 May – “Current Trends in Garden Design” Steven Digby. CANCELLED
  • 28th June – Open Gardens. CANCELLED
  • Trips:
  • TBA – Virtual ‘Open Gardens’ event
  • 21st September – Potential AGM, display of Open Gardens images and “Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew” from Andrew Sankey COVID-19 permitting.


We are a very friendly group of people and new members are always welcome.  Why not come as a guest for one meeting to find out more; have a chat, enjoy some refreshments and maybe win a raffle prize 1 ticket 50p or 5 for £2. Joining us is simple and inexpensive with an annual subscription of £15 due in September. Non-Members welcome – only £3.50 per visit on Speaker nights.

For further information,  please contact the Club Secretary on 01206 240588 – [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

We look forward to seeing you.

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If you enjoy gardening you might consider extending your interest to the West Bergholt Allotments or the  Colne Valley Flower Club.