Gardening Club Trip (July 2015)

Akeley Gardening Club

Sunday 26th July

RHS Gardens, Wisley

Treat yourself to a day out with us to this wonderful RHS garden.

only £15  including coach & entry to the gardens

(£13 for gardening club members )



contact Sherri 860486 or Jackie 860295 to book your seat

FACILITIES – • Free Picnic area • Licensed restaurant • Full facilities for the disabled • Shop and Plant Centre •

    Only Guide and Registered Support dogs are allowed in the Grounds, Garden and Car Park.

Wheelchairs are available and there is a free electric mobility vehicle.

June 15, 2015Permalink

Your GARDENING CLUB needs you!!!

gardening club show

Akeley Gardening Club was restarted in 1993 after a few years in abeyance.

It is a light-hearted, village based club which runs a number of established events each year and adds others as and when there is sufficient interest. In the past these have included coach trips, car outings, wine making, wine tasting, horticultural talks, slide shows and others. We have maintained the annual membership fee at only £2 per person and this also gives discount at Preston Bissett and Barrs Nurseries.

However, the membership has fallen in recent years due partly to people moving away and without new blood the club may expire in the not too distant future. The activities have always been considered enjoyable, family friendly and anything but hard work. A typical year is as follows:

The main event of the year is “The Show” on the first Saturday of September.  Again it is an amateur, village event, more for fun than high competition.

We are also affiliated members of the RHS which allows us one free trip a year, for 55 members, to one of the RHS gardens. Wisley being the popular choice.

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January 26, 2015Permalink

Akeley Gardening Club AGM (2015)

Wednesday 4th March 8pm


14 Church Hill (Sherri’s)

Please come and join us for a glass of wine (or 2!!),  a review of the club in 2014 and to plan for this year.

The evening will end with the A.G.M. for members new and old.

You can join or renew your membership on the night.

We hope as many members as possible will be able to join us.

You can let us know if you are coming by calling Sherri on 01280 860486 or just turn up on the night.

January 26, 2015Permalink

Akeley Gardening Club Village Show (2014)

Saturday 6th September

Staging of exhibits 8:30 – 10:00

public viewing and teas from 2.30pm

prize giving at 3pm followed by auction of unclaimed exhibits

Raffle and proceeds of auction will go to our charity for this year

Buckingham citizens Advice Bureau


***All classes are open to anyone who lives in the village***

Children’s classes are open to ages 15 yrs and under  and those who attend St James & St John School.

 Children may also enter open classes if they wish.

If your child would like to colour a picture let us know and we will deliver one to you before the show

(contact Sherri 860486)

Remember, the Show is both an amateur and village based event and we would love to see as many adults and children as possible taking part – there is even a category for the men in the village to bake a cake!

A show schedule and entry form is included with this newsletter so please take a look and see what you could enter.  There is plenty to choose from whether you grow flowers or vegetables or bake or make preserves.

We would like to encourage new people to enter so if you have any questions about how to go about entering or how to display your entries please contact Sherri on 860486 or Jackie on 860295 and we will be happy to give you any help or advice we can – here are few tips to get you started:

Some Hints for Success

  • All fruit and vegetables should be washed, fruit being displayed with stalks but no leaves.
  • Items in a set should be as near equal in size and appearance as possible.
  • Specimen flowers should have excess buds and unnecessary foliage removed.
  • Collections of Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers should be garden cultivated not wild.
  • For jams and marmalade, jars should be well filled and displayed with a clear top.
  • All bottled produce should be labelled and dated.

To download the entry form please click here.

September 1, 2014Permalink