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

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Newsletter September 2018

In August we went to Thornbridge Hall which opened especially for us so we could have a private viewing with a guided tour and lunch. The Club all had a marvellous time as you can see from the photos. Lots of plants were bought!

This month we are looking forward to hearing from Jack Willgoss of Willgoss Nurseries. He will be presenting a talk called 'A Late Summer Love Affair' which is a look at extending the season of interest in the garden using herbaceous perennials.

In October, we are thrilled to have our celebrity speaker who this year is the famous garden design, presenter and broadcaster Bunny Guinness.

Then we will end the year with our Christmas Party at The Linford. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.

Our members enjoying Thornbridge Hall (photo courtesy of Mike Newcombe)

Thornbridge Hall (photo courtesy of Mike Newcombe)

Our members enjoying Thornbridge Hall (photo courtesy of Mike Newcombe)

Table of Events





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

Tickets will be available to non-members

10th December 2018

Christmas Party

At the Linford

22nd January 2019

Chris Edwards

Bird Watching Basics

26th February 2019

Matthew Biggs

Back Gardens

Tickets will be available to non-members

26th March 2019

Amanda Fields
Regional Centre Manager – Birmingham

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH)

Amanda will bring plants to sell

23rd April 2019

Alan Power, Head Gardener, Stourhead

28th May 2019

Timothy Walker, Writer, Presenter and Lecturer in Plants and Botany

18th June 2019

Visit to David Austin Roses

23rd July 2019

Summer social

27th August 2019

Evening visit to Leicester Botanic Gardens