Henfield Garden Club was founded by member Morfudd Paul in 2000. Fast forward to 2020 ..... and Morfudd helped the Committee, members and guests celebrate the Club’s 20th centenary at its AGM & Speaker Evening in January 2020.
Carolyn and Morfudd with the cake and Carolyn presenting a plant to Morfudd (pictures Barry Chaston)
With a membership of around 230 (at January 2020) Henfield Garden Club is one of Henfield’s most popular Clubs.
Committee member Stephanie Weeden explained why she thinks the Club has successfully continued for 20 years, and why membership numbers continue to increase: “gardening is a very popular, enjoyable and relaxing past-time, no matter whether you have acres, a suburban garden, or a window box.
Our members enjoy many Outings and Speaker Evenings throughout the year - this is a great way to get to know others, while exploring a beautiful garden or chatting over tea/coffee before a Speaker evening starts.
We often have celebrity speakers - including Bob Flowerdew, Roy Lancaster and others …. so watch this space…….!!
We enjoy other activities too, such as our annual Plant Sale & Coffee morning, which is held in the Henfield Hall garden during Arts & Gardens weekend; a tea party and a summer evening supper in members’ beautiful gardens, along with a Christmas dinner/party.
The hallmark of our Club, really, is that we are a friendly and welcoming group of people who happily come together to share common interests: gardening, plants, horticulture and the overall enjoyment of our garden.
If you would like to know more about the activities planned for 2020, click on the link (in green) below.
Our Club is unusual in that it holds a Social Evening just for new members of the Club to meet and get to know each other. The Committee Members host this Evening and it is always enjoyable. If you would like to find out more about membership, contact our Membership Secretary Linda Beresford on 01273 492497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about our 2020 events here.
The picture above shows the 'Jubilee Garden' that the Club planted in 2012.