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Newtown Linford Parish Council

including Neighbourhood Watch

Clerk: Pam McMorran
76 Main Street, Newtown
Linford, Leicester LE6 0AD

Newtown Linford Gardening Club

The Gardening Club was formed in May 2002 in response to a demand clearly shown in the Village Appraisal. Now we have over 100 members.

We have a full, interesting and varied programme. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the large hall at the Village Hall in Newtown Linford.

We have held our open evenings for several years now and they have proved very popular. We have had talks from David Howard, Head Gardener at Highgrove, and Nick Hamilton from Barnsdale. Since then Christine Walkden and Adam Frost have spoken to a packed room and more recently we have welcomed Chris Beardshaw, Fergus Garett from Great Dixter and Anne Swithinbank. There are several more of these events already planned for future years with other prestigious gardening personalities signed up to come to our village.

We have also visited some fascinating and well-known gardens including RHS Wisley, Kew, John's Garden, Coton Manor, RHS Harlow Carr, RHS Hyde Hall and Highgrove. We have also been behind the scenes at Wyevale and other nurseries which specialise in particular plants of groups of plants.

New members and visitors are welcome, for full details contact Secretary Anne Couling on 01530 242452 or email 32couling@gmail.com.

Thank you for visiting our webpage. We had added new information. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to go to Past Activities, Information and our Photo Gallery.

Newsletter November 2017

We were very fortunate to welcome Anne Swithinbank to our Celebrity Evening in October. Not only does Anne have a wealth of gardening knowledge from her career in gardening, she was also able to answer a number of questions from our members through her membership of the Gardeners' Question Time team. It was a pleasure to hear her speak.

On December 6th we will be hosting our annual Christmas Party at the Linford. Join us if you can - it promises to be a wonderful evening.

In January 2018, we are looking forward to learning more about those excellent plants, Echiums. Ray and Linda will tell us all about their journey from novice growers to Echium Experts.

Anne Swithinbank at our October Meeting with Anne and David Couling. (Photo courtesy of Tara Pickles).

Table of Events





5th December 2017

Christmas Party at The Linford

23rd January 2018

Echium World

In the land of the Giants

Linda will be bringing plants to sell

27th February 2018

Amanda Fields
Regional Centre Manager – Birmingham

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH)

27th March 2018

Lucy Turner - Green Space Leicester


24th April 2018

Bob Flowerdew

Tickets will be available to non-members

22nd May 2018

Celia Sanger - Volunteer speaker, Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey Gardens - Echoes From the Past

26th June 2018

Visit to Brooklea Nurseries in Rothley

24th July 2018

Summer social

28th August 2018

Summer visit

25th September 2018

Jack Willgoss

‘A Late Summer Love Affair’, this is a look at extending the season of interest in the garden using herbaceous perennials

23rd October 2018

Bunny Guinness

Transforming Your Garden

4th December 2018

Christmas Party