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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Newsletter September 2019

In August, we visited the lovely Leicester Botanic Gardens for an interesting and informative tour of the gardens. In September, we are welcoming Julie Attard from Charnwood Forest to hear all about this beautiful woodland in our midst.

Our celebrity this year is Chris Beardshaw and we are all looking forward to welcoming him back again.

Photo courtesy of Mike Newcombe

Photo courtesy of Mike Newcombe

Table of Events





10th December 2019

Christmas Social

The Linford

There will be a charge for non-Club members

28th January 2020

Sue Blaxland

Researching the Walled Kitchen Gardens of Leicestershire and Rutland

25th February 2020

Linda Smith, Waterside Nurseries

Planting for the Wildlife in your Pond

24th March 2020

Helen Yemm, Writer for The Telegraph

A Gardening Evening with Helen Yemm

There will be a charge for non-Club members

28th April 2020

Jack Willgoss


26th May 2020

Steve Budding

It shouldn't happen to a nurseryman but it did

3rd June 2020

Evening visit to Belgrave Hall

23rd June 2020

Jim Butress, Author, TV presenter and Broadcaster

Central Royal Parks

28th July 2020

Summer Social

25th August 2020

Visit to Wildegoose Nursery

22nd September 2020

Stella Exley, Hare Spring Cottage Plants

Camassia, Chris, Chelsea and Chaos

27th October 2020

James Alexander Sinclair

8th December 2020

Christmas Party

message from Pam

I am pleased to see you have managed to arrange a new date with Hellen Yemm. I went on a river cruise with her in Holland after she had to cancel with us. Her father was born in Leicester and her nephew owns the four local pub/restaurants in our area. Forgotten which at the moment. She spoke very well on the cruise.