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Club visit to Piercewebb garden in Clavering

Despite the unseasonal weather during the afternoon by the time members gathered at Piercewebbs in Clavering the weather had improved and an enjoyable time was spent wandering around the garden. In the sheltered walled garden there is a pond and lovely herbaceous borders with unusual hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs. A gate in the wall [Continue]

Coach Trip – Open to Everyone

Mountfitchet Garden Club is organising a coach outing to Furzelea Garden in Danbury, followed by a visit to RHS Hyde Hall (the visit coincides with the Autumn Plant Fair) on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The coach will depart the Day Centre in Stansted Mountfitchet at 08.30hrs   Cost: £18.00 pp   For more information or [Continue]

50 Essential Perennials Every Garden Must Have!

Essential Perennials - Mountfitchet Garden Club

This was the title of our June meeting talk by Mr Paul Harrison talk. His garden, of over an acre, is filled with perennials that suit all positions – sun, shade, damp, dry and anything in between. Before the slide-show began members were given a list of the plants to be shown, with both the colloquial [Continue]

Garden Visit – extra details

Garden Visit – Wednesday 2nd August Mrs Judith Wlliam-Powlett’s Garden in Clavering. This information is for those of you joining us on this evening visit: Full Address: Piercewebbs, 40 Pelham Road, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4PQ The garden is location near the church, on the main B1038 road, facing Saville Close. We will be meeting at the garden [Continue]

Autumn Coach Outing

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON AUTUMN COACH OUTING: An outing has been organized on Saturday, 23rd September 2017. A morning visit to a private garden in Danbury before visiting the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall in the afternoon. The outing will coincide with with the Hyde Hall Heritage Plant Fair. If you would like to [Continue]

Club News for June 2017

“GROWING ROSES” was the subject of our June Meeting. Mrs Heather Horner told members how her late husband’s hobby had encouraged her to start breeding roses and how their son, Calvin, was continuing this family tradition. Patience and good record keeping is vital, as it takes many years, with many failures and rejects along the [Continue]

Club News for March 2017

For the first meeting of 2017, the Club invited Clare and Gary Matthews to talk about the on-going restoration of Easton Lodge’s gardens by The Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust. After a brief history of the Lodge and its past owners, especially Darling Daisy, the Countess of Warwick, members were told about how the [Continue]

Club News for February 2017

“Where did that come from?” was the theme of Julie Pollard’s evening of flower arranging.   Every display was accompanied by a brief history of the subject it portrayed, as well as personal memories, anecdotes and general hints on displaying the flowers. The subjects were varied and ranged from Ice Cream to Christmas via John [Continue]

October 2016

Mrs Sue Robinson, our September speaker, gave a talk on “The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll & Edwin Lutyens. Members were given “a photographic tour” around some of the many gardens that these two experts, one in horticulture and the other in architecture, influenced over the decades they worked together. As we visited each garden, the [Continue]