Saxmundham Horticultural Society

Founded more than 65 years ago the Saxmundham Horticultural


continues to flourish and to be well supported by those interested in gardening from Saxmundham and the surrounding area. The highlight of each year is undoubtedly the Annual Flower and Vegetable Show held each August in the Market Hall. Here the season’s best flowers and vegetables are on display together with sections for cookery and crafts. This event is well supported by the membership and attracts many other local inhabitants and visitors to the town in the holiday season. Somewhat unusually for a local gardening society, two other shows are organised each year.

In late November the Christmas show, supported by other local

organisations, is a timely reminder of the approaching festive season. In late March or early April the Spring show, with the room full of colourful flowers, heralds the end of a long winter and the start of a new gardening year. Besides these three shows the Society organises many other events. During the autumn and winter months talks, usually on garden related subjects, are always well supported. In the summer there are evening visits to see well known gardens or horticultural shows in the East Anglian area. We venture farther afield in the autumn when a weekend break is an opportunity to see other parts of the country and enjoy a rest from gardening. Gardening continues to be a popular pastime nationally and this seems likely to continue, with the increasing interest in growing one’s own fruit and vegetables. If you are even vaguely interested in gardening why not come and join us? 01728 605571.

Saxmundham WI

We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the U.R.C. Chapel Road, Saxmundham IP17 1BJ.

We have a variety of speakers, with opportunities to join a craft group, art group or playreading groups or join events organised by Suffolk East Federation of W.I.’s. We are a friendly group and ensure a welcome for guests and new members.

Further details 01728 602078 12

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