Diary for meetings and events


All meetings until May2019 held at 7.30pm at St Vincent’s Community Centre, Girton


From October 2019

All meetings will be held at 7.30pm in the William Collyn Community Centre, Wellbrook Way, Girton CB3 0GP 

Thursday 12th January

Annual General Meeting and social evening with a light supper

Competitions: A foliage plant; A photo of a plant or your own garden

Thursday 14th February

Margaret Nimmo- Smith

How to make the most of a small garden

Competitions: Winter flowers from the garden; Three onions or a winter cabbage

Thursday 14th March

Rebecca Saunders (RSPB)

Attracting birds to your garden

Competitions: A pot of flowering bulbs; Broccoli or spring greens

Thursday 11th April

Roger Harvey (Harvey’s Garden Plants)

The joys of Spring borders

Competitions: Three stems of any one flowering shrub; Three sticks of rhubarb


Saturday 4th May – Plant Sale at 46 Cambridge Road, Girton – also cakes: from 2pm 

Please grow, split plants, sow seeds or cook. We need helpers on the day, so please get in touch.

Thursday 9th May

Robert Brett (Curator, RHS Hyde Hall)

The delights and possibilities of the RHS garden – Hyde Hall

Competitions: A vase of Spring/early Summer flowers; Three fresh herbs in a jar

Summer Outings

Wednesday 5th June

RHS Hyde HALL.www.rhs.org.uk           This is now fully booked

Leaving Girton Church at 9.30am returning 5.45pm. Free entry for members of GGS and RHS. Coach fare £12.50. Bookings close Wednesday 1st May

Wednesday 17th July

Bressingham Steam and Gardens http://www.bressingham.co.uk

Leaving Girton Church at 10.00am returning 5.30pm Cost, including entry and ride on the steam train, £20.25 for members and £23.25 for non members. Bookings close on Wednesday 12th June.

For  more information and booking for both trips please contact:

Wendy Cattell on wrc25@cam.ac.uk or tel 01223 277534

or girtongardensociety@outlook.com

Feast Week 2019

Saturday 13th July Feast Week Fete & Girton Mini Show

Fete stall – we will have plants for sale. Please can you grow a plant for us? Help also needed on the day. Please get in touch.

Mini Show – the schedule is shown below and will be in the May GPN


SATURDAY JULY 13th 12 – 5pm


The theme of Feast Week will be ‘Moon Landing 1969

The Girton Allotment Society and the Girton Garden Society will be organising a mini fruit, flower and vegetable show in the main marquee

The categories chosen for our part of the show represent the fruit, vegetables and flowers most likely to be ready in early July, weather permitting!

We would like to encourage all adults and children living in the village to show off their gardening and growing skills by entering any or all of the following competition categories:

Adults                                        Vegetable/fruit/flower classes          

1v.   3 sticks of rhubarb       


1f. 3 stems of one type of flower in a tall, colourless glass jar or vase    
2v.   5 beans (Runner or French)


2f.  A bunch of garden flowers in a clear  jam jar

 ( no labels)


3v. potatoes (any variety)

3f. A bunch of roses(no more than 7 stems) in a clear   Jam jar (no labels)
4v.   3 onions (any variety)


5v.   3 different vegetables


6v.   A small plate of fruit


Children                                         Vegetable/fruit/flower classes

7v.   3 different coloured vegetables



8v.   The funniest looking carrot


9v.   The longest bean


10v/f. An animal modelled from vegetables, fruit

         and/or flowers



Rules .  All entries must be brought to the main marquee between 10 and 11.30am and a small entry card filled in.

.  The vegetables and fruit will be displayed on 22/23cm white paper plates.

.  Judging and awarding of rosettes will take place at 12noon.

. The winners will be announced during the afternoon and entries can be collected after 4pm.

Contacts: Girton Garden Society- Kay Green 01223276819            Girton Allotment Society- Patsy Smith 01223575288


Thursday 12th September

Visit to Wolfson College Garden  with the head gardener Phil Stigwood

2.30pm – 4.00pm. Lifts will be arranged for those without transport


Thursday 10th October   William Collyn Community centre

Nigel Start

Self-sufficiency from your garden

Competitions: Autumn flowers from the garden; A plate of apples or pears(dessert or cooking)

Thursday 14th November   William Collyn Community centre

Geoff Hodge

Winter colour in the garden

Competitions: A flowering pot plant; A vase of dried seed heads

Thursday 12th December  William Collyn Community centre 

Andrew Sankey

A Cottager’s Christmas – the season’s customs and traditions

Competitions: A Christmas table arrangement; Six Brussels sprouts or 3 leeks



Thursday 12th January    William Collyn Community centre 

Annual General Meeting and social evening with a light supper

Competitions: A foliage plant; A photo of a plant or your own garden



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