We meet on the first Friday of the month (except in January) at Donnington Parish Hall, Stockbridge Rd, Donnington, Chichester, West Sussex.
Membership costs £10 a year and visitors to our meetings are always welcome (entrance £2)
We have a wide range of illustrated talks and demonstrations, with refreshments, raffle, plant sales and a table top competition for flowers, fruit and vegetables. Other events include; 3 shows a year, an annual plant sale, and visits to gardens large and small.
We are all amateurs, who enjoy learning from each other, so do come along and join us!
Re-opening soon, we hope!
With the situation generally improving slowly, we look ahead to the possibility of re-commencing some of our activities in the Parish Hall. At the moment we are looking at July but there can be no promises until the Man at No.10 gives us the go-ahead.
We are anxious to attract some new blood to our membership – especially from the younger age groups. If you have recently become interested in any form of gardening, this could be a good time for you to come along and see what we get up to. For the time being can I suggest you call Brian Turbefield on 01243 782729 and leave him your telephone number. We can then call you when we know when we are back in business. You have nothing to lose! Look forward to hearing from you.
Opening Donnington Gardens
Jane Ambrose, (the 'cuttings queen' of Stockbridge Gardens!) believes that 'Donnington gardens are hidden gems', and that many people would like to open them to visitors, not to show off but as a way of continuing the neighbourliness that was a positive part of lockdown. She would love to hear from people willing to take part, but stresses this is not an Open Gardens scheme... it's absolutely not about blitzing every weed or having a manicured lawn. You might want to show a particular plant or bed, 'something that grows or an art work that grows on you'!
'The idea is to open a number of gardens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3oth July -1st August between 2pm and 5pm. Hosts might offer tea and a biscuit in return for a donation but there is no expectation of that, just pleasure in each others company'
If you're interested in opening your garden or helping organise on the day by making teas and coffees, or baking a cake, then please email Jane at [email protected] .