Newsletter January 2021

Ampleforth and District Gardening Club

*Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Societypage1image6242304

Wishing everyone a Happy and a Covid safe New Year

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL On this beautiful sunny day, Thursday 31st of December typing this message I have a feeling that this is a good omen for the coming year for us all despite the current Covid19 situation and the more strict Tier 3 regulations we all have to endure. Also, only yesterday the fantastic news of the Oxford /AstraZeneca vaccine approval should mean a much quicker vaccination implementation for everyone and a speedy return to the club’s activities for us all.

Following closely on from the December Newsletter with my 2020 Annual Report and a summary of the Committee’s decisions on how to face up to the financial difficulties of the club due to last year’s cancellation of the Plant Sale and curtailment of activities due to Covid-19 this newsletter is mainly focusing on the collection of the 2021, £12 membership subscription so that we can be ready to launch our activities when safer times allow. Also, included below. is the Programme of our provisional activity dates that you can cut out for future reference. I do hope you will continue with your club membership and I look forward to starting our normal activities as soon as possible. David Badham.

Membership Subscription Payment 2021 There are 3 ways you can pay your 2021, £12 subscription.
On receipt of your subscription(s) your Membership Card(s) will be delivered/sent to you asap

By Bankers Draft – If you are familiar with this system it is easy and quick. Simply pay £12 (or £24 for two) to Ampleforth and District Gardening Club, our Sort Code is 09-01-53 and our Account Number is 09375487. Use your Initials and Surname as your Reference so we know who has paid, e.g. B Jones or B&S Jones. Also please email Sue Shepherd on as soon a you have paid so she can check the bank statement.

By Post – Pay your subscription(s) by cheque and please enclose your Name and Address then send to Sue Shepherd. A&DGC, Hillside, West End, Ampleforth, YO62 4DY DO NOT SEND CASH BY POST

Deliver by Hand with Cheque or Cash in a sealed envelope and please enclose your Name and Address To Sue Shepherd, Treasurer A&DGC, Hillside, West End, Ampleforth
or Pamela Staton, Membership A&DGC, Bagshot House. Back Lane, Ampleforth
or David Badham, Chairperson A&DGC, 1A Manor View, Oswaldkirk.

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Ampleforth & District Gardening Club Programme 2021 (Covid-19 permitting)

Wednesday 3rd March at AVH- Pat Inman – Plants that Earn their Keep

Wednesday 7th April at AVH – Paul Turner – Garth Cottage Herbs, Chillies and Garlic

Wednesday 5th May at AVH – Don Witton – Euphorbias

Wednesday 22nd May – Plant Sale at AVH

In June – Garden Outing – date, time & place to be confirmed
In July – Garden Outing – date, time & place to be confirmed
In July/August –Garden Party in place of our January Festive Lunch–date, time & place to be confirmed

Wednesday 1st Sept at AVH – John & Gail Summerfield – Ornamental Gardens

Wednesday 6th October at AVH – Mike Kinnes – Ponds for all Places

Wednesday 3rd November at AVH– Peter Rogers & Ian – Burnby Hall Gardens

Wednesday 1st December at AVH – speaker/event to be confirmed

(AVH = Ampleforth Village Hall – Wednesday events start at 7.30pm). Our*Affiliated RHS Membership Card allows A&DGC members reduced entry for 2 persons to RHS Harlow Carr at reduced admission throughout the year (except show days) can be borrowed from David Badham 01439 787046 or