Although Bank Holiday Monday has many attractions for people to go to the Summer Plant Sale at Hethersett Village Hall on Sunday 26th August attracted a large number of plant buyers yet again. A new gallery of pictures is linked under previous event.

As the hot summer weather continued the group had a further garden visit, on Sunday 5th August, to Brick Kiln House at Shotesham St Mary. This is a two acre garden with fully stocked herbaceous flower borders as well as a large area of mature trees in a woodland setting. A link under previous visits opens a new gallery of pictures.

Simon Harrup has taken a group of members on a wild flower walk for a number of years. On Thursday 26th July a small group of members met at Beach Road, Holme-next-the-sea, a good sunny evening, for the latest walk across the sand dunes and beach. With the temperature approaching 30C, thankfully, a sea breeze helped cool the walkers. In spite of the long drought there was no shortage of flowers and grasses to see. A second walk the following evening had to be postponed a week due to a thunderstorm over west Norfolk. Pictures of the first walk are linked under previous events.

The second summer garden visit was on Sunday 8th July, another very hot summer's day. The first garden visited was Birchwood, Snow Street, in Roydon, a long two acre garden full of flower, heavily laden fruit trees and a pond area that normally floods in the winter. Members then travelled a short distance to the second garden in Common Road, Bressingham. This is a new garden still in the process of development. The pond area near the house is well developed and well planted. Like most gardens in the area the long hot dry days days has taken its toll but both gardens had plenty to see. A gallery of pictures is linked from previous events.

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2018

MEMBER'S CHOICE VOTE

Voting is now open for the 2018 Member's Choice.

To vote, go to the special gallery using the link here,

then follow the instructions given on the gallery page.

Entries to be submitted by 9pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018

The winner will be announced at the AGM

This is a NPH members only competition

The Norfolk Group's 2018 Spring Gala took place on Sunday 15th April at East Tuddenham Village Hall. Organised by Kathy Gray and supported by an army of helpers 100 members and friends attended and listened to two excellent lectures. The first, in the morning, was by Timothy Walker, a stipendiary lecturer in Plant Science at several colleges, including Somerville, entitled 'Plant Conservation; is your garden better than a nature reserve?'. After lunch Tony Kirkham, who has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew since 1978 and is now head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services gave a talk entitled ‘In Search of Trees; plant exploration yesterday and today'. A gallery of pictures is linked from previous events.

NORFOLK PLANT HERITAGE

PLANT FAIR

Sunday 5th May, 2019

Hethersett Village Hall, NR9 3JJ

10am to 1pm

 

Specialist nurseries, choice plants, displays, refreshments, plant doctor, tombola

Plant in focus will be Dicentra and friends

Entrance £1 (free to members)

The Plant Sale

A spring Bank Holiday heatwave didn't stop a large number of plant buyers descending on Hethersett Village hall on Sunday, 5th May for the the Spring Plant Sale, the first of the NPH group sales of 2018. After buying their plants many visitors enjoyed home made refreshments with bacon rolls being one of the favourite orders! A new gallery of photos is linked under previous events.

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About twenty members visited the garden of Black Horse Cottage, Hickling on the morning of Sunday, May 20th, 2018. This is a thatched cottage with a two acre garden professionally designed containing many mature trees and long vistas across and the length of the garden. There is plenty of seating giving many opportunities to take in the views and extensive planting. We were also taken to see the small and compact garden of the designer who lives next door to Black Horse Cottage. A new gallery is linked under previous events.

The 2018 Summer Social was held at Raveningham Hall on the evening of Thursday 14th June, 2018. Members were able to enjoy a glass of wine on arrival followed by a finger buffet. A celebration cake for the 40th anniversary of Plant Heritage was cut by chair, Janet Sleep. Members were then able to enjoy the gardens in warm sunshine. A gallery is linked through previous events.

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About a dozen members attended a Rose Workshop on Wednesday 20th June given by Richard Hobbs at Seamere Study Centre in Hingham. An interesting and informative session finished with a tour round the garden, under clear blue skies and warm sunshine, to see the National Collection of Gunnera held by Judy Watson. For a new gallery of pictures click on the picture below.

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