Updated April 2022.
Litchborough Gardening Club started in 2013; we are a friendly group with an interest in extending our gardening skills and knowledge and at the same time promoting conservation and environmentally-friendly activity.
We offer a range of activities for people who live in the village and nearby. Typically we have a monthly talk or garden visit.
The club is keen to promote conservation and we initiated the Elm Tree Project in 2014 and have planted 2 English elm trees in the village. We had the opportunity to create a small garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2017 and an elm tree was the centrepiece of our display. We are very grateful to the Parish Council and also to South Northants Council for the grants which contributed to the cost of putting together this garden, an ambitious project for such a small club but we felt it was a worthwhile exercise, drawing attention to the plight of the English elm as well as advertising our Gardening Club.
In 2018 it was decided, because of the rising costs of speakers and the club’s limited resources, that we would join together with the Maidford in the Garden for some meetings. This has been very successful, especially as we have been given such a warm welcome by their members.
In 2018/19 we organised Open Gardens in Litchborough and hope to again in the future.
The club planted and maintains the borders around the War Memorial.
New members (and visitors) are always welcome. The annual subscription is £10 with a charge of around £5.00 for talks, typically arranged by Maidford in the Garden. Garden visits are charged at cost.