Gardeners Association – RHS Affilated

West Bergholt Gardeners

RHS Affiliated

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. The club is affiliated to the RHS.

Message to Members – August 2021

Despite being unable to meet up since early 2020 we have tried to keep in touch with our members via email newsletters and also through a self drive visit to Standlands, Wrabness , which is a NGS garden, and this gave members and friends a chance to meet up in the lovely setting of an unique, natural garden overlooking the estuary. We also had a stall at the Village Fete in July to publicise our group and to attract new members and reassure people that we are a very informal and friendly club, comprised of enthusiastic amateurs who just hope to gain inspiration and advice from interesting and experienced speakers.

Now that Autumn is rapidly approaching, with shorter days and cooler weather and with the ending of social gathering restrictions we plan to resume our monthly meetings from September and have already booked a full programme of speakers for 2021/2022. However, this will be dependent upon Covid regulations but all being well we are looking forward to being back in the Orpen Hall on Monday, 20th September at 7.30 pm to meet in person once again. So we look forward to welcoming existing and new members. The full programme will be available at that meeting, which will include a very short AGM and a talk by Roger Pawsey, a rose grower.

After that, on 18th October, Richard Grant, Head Gardener from Madingley Hall, Cambridge will be our speaker, then in November we will be learning how to make a Christmas Wreath and we finish the year with our annual Christmas Quiz evening in December.

Lynn Blewett

Dates for 2021/22 are:


  • 20th September – Roger Pawsey, Rose Grower (after brief AGM),
  • 18th October – Richard Grant, Head Gardener from Madingley Hall, Cambridge,
  • November – creating a Christmas Willow Wreath,
  • December – Christmas Quiz.


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 Terry Claydon on 01206 241256 – [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.

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