Welcome

Welcome to another year of the Otterton Garden Club, we are now in our 89th Year. This year 3 committee members left the committee after many years of sterling support. We are going to
need more committee members to take on some of the roles available. If you are interested in helping with the running of the club please let us know.

Once again we will be holding a Spring and Autumn Show, we encourage all members of the community to join in these activities which are free to exhibit in. The whole idea of the shows is to bring the village together and have some fun in taking part. We need more people to enter the shows to make the village hall look magnificent. So if you've never taken part in the shows before, have a go and get your friends involved.

During 2017 we enjoyed a diverse range of talks from Neil Lovesey’s “12 Months of Colour” to “Bicton Past and Present” by Paul Champion. The social evenings were a success once again with food & drink being donated by the members and quizzes provided by Joan & Eric Paver.

A number of our members took advantage of an invitation to visit Neil Lovesey’s Picket Lane Nursery in the Dorset village of South Perrott. Most people came away with arms full of plants.

This year we have more interesting speakers to look forward to with Dr. Francis Burroughes “Illegal Immigrants of the Plant World” and Tom Sharples “New Varieties & Techniques in Vegetable Growing”.
There are a total of 7 talks throughout the year, if you have any ideas on other topics please let us know.

Please encourage your friends and neighbours to come along to the meetings, we need all the support we can get to ensure the continued success of the club. At £10.00 per annum it's very good value and includes a free cup of tea or coffee at all regular talks and socials.

Ro Smith

President