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

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 2018

In October we were thrilled to hear how to transform our gardens from garden designer, writer and broadcaster, Bunny Guinness. Bunny kindly signed books and offered advice to many of our members.

Our next meeting will be the Christmas Party at The Linford. We will have our usual raffle, quiz, food and drink and it is often the start of many people's festive events. Do please let us know if you would like to attend and bring your guests for only £5 each.

Bunny Guinness with Chairman Mike Newcombe (photo courtesy of T Pickles)

Table of Events





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

24th September 2019

Julie Attard, Charnwood Forest Development Manager

National Forest