Diary/Calendar of Meetings and events

* NB: Tonights meeting Friday May 18th is in the 

Refectory (Around the back near Car Park) *

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The society monthly meetings are usually held in 'The Main Hall' of Stalham High School. 

The entrance is at the front of the school, off the Ingham Road.
There is free Car Parking available.

Arrival is 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, unless stated otherwise.
A guest speaker is invited each month  and a wide variety of interesting topics are discussed. There is a stem of the month competition and Raffle every month.
Beverages and Homemade Cakes are included in the entrance fee.

Diary for 2018

* NB: Tonights meeting Friday May 18th is in the 

Refectory (Around the back near Car Park) *

Friday 18th May  - Monthly meeting - Making a Wildlife Pond - Hillary Reid

Saturday 9th June -  The Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston                           Annual Plant Fair 

As usual we will have a plant stall, this is an important source 
of revenue for the Society to help pay for speakers, hall hire, insurance, visits etc. 

If you could spare a few plants nearer the time for us to sell then they would be greatly appreciated. Please contact a member of the Committee who will be able to help. 

If you have never been then do try and come, it is a fun event with many stalls selling plants, garden ware, crafts and food and drink.

Friday 15th June - An evening visit to 'Suil Na Mara'. This 1/4 acre exotic garden incorporates more than 250 plant varieties in an unusual mix of lush semi tropical planting located 
on the North Walsham Road in Bacton NR12 0LG . The cost is £4.50 per person, refreshments will be available at an additional charge. Please see Joanna if you  are interested in attending.

Sat 7th July *Celebration of our Society 45th Anniversary*

2018 is the Sapphire Anniversary (45 years) of the founding of The Stalham & District Horticultural Society. 

With the kind permission of Alan Gray & Graham Robeson.  We are marking this historic occasion with a celebration at

*The Old Vicarage Gardens in East Ruston*

The Society are very honoured to have the sole use of the gardens on this evening. 

This evening event will start at 6pm on the Saturday 7th July. 

We will be able to tour the Garden at leisure. A two course meal will also be available, at a cost of £22.00 per person. 

Please ask Cindy or Jo for details of the Menu.

The meal will be served at 7.30pm giving us time to have something to

eat & view the extensive gardens whilst they are closed to members of the public.

Friday 20th July -  Monthly meeting - The Master Composters - Pat Brent

Wednesday 25th July - Trip to the Sandringham Flower Show The cost is £24 each for S&DHC members and £25 each for non-members. 

This price includes entrance to the Show and coach travel. 

Sutton Plant & Aquatic Supplies are kindly allowing us to park our cars on their premises. It is a real country show with lots of trade stands, exhibits, heavy horses, farm machinery and the like. You will also be able to visit the church in the grounds and part of the gardens, but not the house as royalty (Charles and Camilla) will be in residence at that time

Friday 18th Aug -  Monthly meeting - Butterfly Gardening - Dr Ian Bedford  

Saturday 8th Sept - Annual Autumn Show

Friday 21st Sept - Monthly meeting - Norfolk Wildlife Trust - Caroline Spinks

Friday 19th Oct- Monthly meeting -
A Clematis for Every Season
                                                                  Peter Skeggs-Gooch - Thorncroft Clematis

Friday 16th Nov - Monthly meeting - Introduction to/ Gardening for Bats
                                                                    Michelle Fielden - Chair Norwich Bat Group

Sunday 2nd December - Society Christmas Lunch at How Hill. Cindy is kindly arranging this. Times, cost & menu choices will be available nearer the time.

Diary for 2019

Friday 18th January
-  Monthly meeting - AGM - Cheese and wine plus auction

Friday 15th Febrary - Monthly meeting - Herbs & Herb Gardening
                                                Charlotte Philcox 

Friday 15th March - Monthly meeting - 
Climbing & Rambling Roses for every                                                         Situation - Simon White of Peter Beales Roses.