Clifton Garden Club

Clifton upon Dunsmore Garden Club

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30 p.m. in the Townsend Memorial Hall, visitors are welcome. Membership £10 a year

Clifton Garden Club Annual Report for 2016-17

Clifton Garden Club continues to be very active in the village and had a very successful year in 2016.

1          The year included seven meetings with speakers, an evening visit in June to 3 attractive and immaculate gardens in South Road followed by a fish and chip supper, visits to Kelmarsh Hall and Lamport Hall with guide Andrew Mikolajaski and a long weekend visit to gardens in London. Gardens visited in South Road Clifton were those belonging to Anthony and Susan Addams, David and Jane Addison and Alan and Janice Duffin. The year ended with an enjoyable Christmas dinner in The Bull in late November.

2          This year the garden club will host seven speakers with a quiz in January. Last year we had a very successful plant and produce show for members only, which incorporated an identification quiz. A similar show is scheduled for this year. Visits and events planned for 2017 include a possible trip to Ireland and visits to the garden belonging to club members Peter and Rosemary Shaw at Long Lawford and Kathy Brown’s garden in Bedfordshire.

3          The Clifton Garden Club annual plant sale took place in late May 2016. This is an important event for the club as the proceeds from the sale are used to fund club speakers.  A record amount was made and a big thanks must go to all those who helped to organise this event and to members of the public for their support. The 2017 plant sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday morning May 20th.

Clifton Garden Club is also involved in :-

  • the planting of winter and summer flowers in the large tubs outside the Clifton shops. Flowers are donated by garden club members.
  • the maintenance of the Millennium Garden on the corner of Main Street and South Road.

Clifton Garden Club meets on the third Thursday of each month upstairs in the Townsend Memorial Hall, Clifton upon Dunsmore at 7.30 p.m.. Refreshments are provided after meetings. From time to time visiting speakers bring plants for sale. Subscriptions are £10 per year for membership and £3 per meeting for visitors. Each member receives a membership card listing club activities.

I would like to pay tribute to the Clifton Garden Club committee for their hard work and to club members for their enthusiastic and constant support during 2016.

Doug Hall


  • Chair                 Doug Hall
  • Vice Chair         Lynda Palmer
  • Secretary          Jayne Pang
  • Treasurer           Mary Davies


Daphne Allan    Ros Hughes

Carlyn Miller  Elaine Reeve

Liz Renshaw  Sue Sturges

Anne Sutton  June Tompkins

Programme 2016

DATE TITLE SPEAKER Additional Information
  18th February Lamport Hall and the Gnomes Andrew Mikolajski
17th  March Bees and How to Attract them to your Garden Brigit Strawbridge Plants, seeds and books for sale

NOTE: Visitors by ticket only

21st April Gardeners’ Question Time Ian College:The Plantsman Nursery Plants for sale
19th May The True Cottage Garden Kim Hurst: The Cottage Herbery Plants for sale
4thJune Plant Sale
16th June Evening Visit 3 Gardens in South Road, Clifton upon Dunsmore Meet at TM Hall at 19:00

Followed by fish and chip supper

June Dates to be advised Away days visiting: Gardens in London
21st July Extending the planting Season Victoria Logue Plants for sale
15th  September Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Garden Club Show and Social
20th  October


Bird Boxes and Dovecotes David Wood Bird boxes and dovecotes for sale
17th November Prickly Pears – Composting Pauline Pears
Christmas Dinner Date to be advised
19th January


AGM and Quiz Night Sue Sturges

Doug Hall – Chairman