Clerk: Hannah Shaw
248 Markfield Road, Groby
Leicester LE6 0FS

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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May Update

In April we held our AGM and celebrated our 20th anniversary. Every member was given a goody bag of gladioli corms which was very well received. We will now get planting!

In May our speaker was the internationally renowned garden designer Alan Mason. Alan entertained us very much with his informative, educational and funny talk about his life as a gardener. He was Head Gardener at Bramham Park before moving on to Gardens Manager for the Queen's cousin, Lord Harewood at Harewood House in Yorkshire. He has designed gardens all over Britain and overseas. Thanks again to Alan for a wonderful evening.

Our next event is a visit to Rutland Garden Village followed by our Summer Garden Party in July and visit to Wildgoose Nursery in August.

Alan Mason (photo courtesy of T Pickles)

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Table of Events





28th June 2022


Visit to Rutland Garden Village

There will be a charge for this Gardening Club visit

26th July 2022

Summer Social

There will be an additional charge for guests

23rd August 2022


Visit to Wildegoose Nursery

There will be a charge for this Gardening Club visit

27th September 2022

Stella Exley of Hare Spring Cottage Plants

Camassia, Chris, Chelsea and Chaos

25th October 2022

James Alexander Sinclair

Dancing through borders

There will be an additional charge for guests

6th December 2022

Christmas Party

There will be an additional charge for guests