Summer News

The members of our Flower Club have had a busy time this Summer.


Our June meeting saw over 20 of our members visiting the beautiful garden of Sue Robinson's at Timbers in Dean Street, East Farleigh which is open by appointment under the National Garden Scheme.


We started our evening with tea and home made cakes sitting in the sheltered and exotic courtyard. Delicious scones, Brownies or shortbread set the visit off to a good start. We toured the garden with Sue past a series of mixed herbaceous beds with a backbone of shrubs, unusual trees and interesting sculpture in several places. Exiting from the main garden we entered a valley which was the result of a Roman quarry. We had timed it right as the Oxeye daisies were at their best.


After climbing back up the hill we passed the chickens and vegetable garden and entered the recently planted Morrocan/ Moorish style garden with its central pool and formal shape beds with informal planting in shades of bluey purple, orange and bronze.


Everything was a delight and an inspiration. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.


Several members entered the competition at the Kent County Show and many prizes were awarded to us.


Please see the photos and awards on the gallery page along with the Judge’s comments.  These may help you to understand how prizes are awarded.


Well done to you all!


Many of us are involved in Church Flower Arranging all through the year. It always adds something special to church services, weddings and funerals .


Why don’t you see if your local church needs any help?  If you make use of your skills it is such good experience.


7 past and present members provided some magnificent displays for the Flower Festival at St. James the Great, East Malling. The theme was Noah’s Ark so we had to use our imaginations to depict the story. We worked together with the church flower arrangers and we all had great fun.