Programme of Events


2019 - 2020 Season


Our annual season runs from

the AGM in September until

the AGM the following year.

Indoor Meetings: Doors open 1.30pm.  

Speaker: 2pm



*September 11th : AGM

Presentation of Club Year and afternoon tea.


October 9th : Mellissa Sheldrake.

‘Curious Obsessions’ (Garden related!). £55 + 45p p ml  The Manor House, Norwich Rd, Talconeston NR16 1BY  01508489370 mellissa@btinternet.com    Needs 1 table 


November 13th : Julian McAlpine – Hydrophonics – ‘Hydro-Herb’.

Julian studied Applied Marine Biology at Heriot Watt  (Edinburgh) and it was here he first came across aquaponics a form of hydroponics that uses fishes to provide the nutrients to grow plants, it was here his interest in hydroponics began.  After his masters in water treatment during which he studied the use of plants for removal of heavy metal pollutants from city roads run off, he worked as a teacher for several years before spending a year in the south of Uganda, operating an aquaculture facility growing trout. While there he developed a successful hydroponic set up in the local village, utilising a ram pump to provide the lift of water without needing electricity. After that he studied at the Open University, and his first year ended with a project during which the Hydro-herb was born.  For the past two years he has been fortunate enough to make a living doing something he really loves, bringing simple hydroponics into people’s kitchens.


*December 11th : Xmas Lunch – Charge £5 pp.

Steve Cale, Wildlife Artist and photographer & Naturalist ‘The Nature Reserve Outside My Door’ 



January 8th : Dr Ian Bedford

Entomologist at the John Innes Institute:

‘The Trouble Without Wasps’


*SUNDAY January 26th : Annual Lunch


*February 12th :  Helen Worvil.

‘4 Seasons Garden’


*SUNDAY Feb 16th : Snowdrop Walk.

Lexham Hall, E Lexham, Kings Lynn PE32 2QT, Entrance £6 Supporting local Charity.  Drifts of Snowdrops and Aconites in woodlands, Parklands & Formal  Gardens. Leave Village Hall 10am (40mins) Meet at entrance at 11am. Refreshments available. 


March 11th: Trevor Nash

Beekeeper. ‘Honey Bees’



*April 8th : Norfolk Herbs

Oliver -  Blackberry Farm, Dillington (Nr Gressenhall), Dereham ,  NR19 2QD (25mins) Tour, talk & Refreshments provided, no charge. – let them know numbers beforehand please.  2pm there 25mins leave Village Hall 1.30pm 01362860812 No charge but they expect people to buy!


Sunday May 24th :   HORN FAIR


*May 13th : Jim Paine.

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery, Flymoor Lane, Rocklands, NR17 1BP. Leave Village Hall 1.45 for 2pm there. Informal tour, talk/back to Ed & Prue’s for refreshments??


*June 10th : Humbleyard Vineyard.

By popular demand again! Shop, Tour, talk and tasting with refreshments. Oliver and father etc £10 pp  Norwich Rd, Mulbarton NR14 8JT (1/2 hr) Leave Village Hall 1.15 to arrive 1.45 for 2pm Tour 


*July 8th: Sally Napier and Guy Barker,

Guided tour, talk & refreshments. 

Shropham Vicarage Garden, Church Rd, NR17 1EJ   1.45 from Village Hall for 2pm start. Charge £3 pp for refreshments  Email heywoodpaddocks@yahoo.co.uk  Tel 07745751483


*August 12th : BTO

The Nunnery,Thetford IP24 2PU Tour of BTO & garden Talk by Robert Jaues on Development of Garden Bird Watch. Followed by walk round Nunnery Lakes Reserve. Meet at BTO 2pm. Leave Village Hall 1.


*September 9th : AGM

Presentation of Club Year and afternoon tea.


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