Oakley Gardening Club

Oakley Gardening Club
Oakley Gardening Club
Programme for 2018

Membership open to all in the area

Subscription just £10.00 per year

Come  and join us at one of our informative

and friendly meetings (£3).   Guests always welcome (£4).



(unless otherwise stated in the programme below)

        CONTACT TED DEEPROSE edwardideeprose@yahoo.co.uk Tel.01844 237270

  See our website – Also on Facebook    http://www.oakleybucks.co.uk/oakley-gardening-club    

Club Aims

   To promote

   the love of gardening

   in Oakley and the surrounding area.

  To encourage all ages of our local community to care for

   the environment and our local wildlife.


Welcome to all New Members to our Gardening Club in Oakley.

          At our last AGM in 2016 we made the decision to increase

 prices and to try to encourage new

     Members/Visitors from villages near by which has been quite 

successful as we tend to communicate

     our events to other local clubs such as coach visits and high

 profile speakers. One such example is 

     that Long Crendon have Chris Beardshaw speaking in January and we

 are invited for a fee of

     £10 pp. This all helps for the clubs to achieve good attendances

 so we are able to search for new

     speakers from further away.

         Whilst I am on the subject of members I mentioned at the 2017

 AGM how important is is that

    we encourage the younger generation to join the club to maintain

 the momentum we have achieved.

    Please do all try and encourage all who show an interest in

 allotments and their gardens to come

    along to our meetings and all the other visits and  events we

 organise for the village which we will

      continue to do in the future as the club progresses.


         This year we are visiting Rockingham Castle (June 5th) by

 coach and the local visit; Chris is


    now looking at some of the options available and we shall know more

 by the time you receive this programme in 2018


        We have made donations this year of a £100 each to the VC day

 and the local Scout group after

   their horrific hut fire earlier in the year as a commitment to the

 village. The club have also purchased

   a radio microphone for meetings for those have a problem hearing. In

 addition to this we are looking

  at a poly tunnel to house all those plants for the May sale, (site

 arranged) Will keep you informed of

 the progress at our  meetings as we investigate the possibilities  and

 sizes to suit.

      Many thanks for all our helpers and members who commit so much to

 the events we run in

 particular the Flower Show and the Plant Sale as once again they both

 were a great success and, lest I

 forget, a huge thank you to YOUR committee members who have continued

 to run a great club for

 many years.

Your Chairman,

 Ted Deeprose


Subsidised meetings with guest speakers on a variety of gardening and related topics.
Good social atmosphere with raffle prizes and light refreshments available, gardening help and advice.
Organised trips to gardens or exhibits (some subsidised)
Associate membership of R.H.S. (No 19594090)
Subsidised Christmas social evening.
Plants for sale at some meetings and at annual club sale (May).

Bargains galore.
Annual village flower and produce show in September.


   Position  Name          Telephone Number

  Chairman:  Ted Deeprose            01844 237270

 Treasurer/Press:  Bill Slade                 01844 237483

 Vice Chairman:                         VACANT

 Secretary:  Angela Eely              01844 238461

 Outing Secretary:  Christine Petty          01844 237776

 Catering Secretary:  Eileen Slade             01844 237483

 Oakley Show Co-ordinator:  Alison Turton          01844 238518

 Speaker Secretary:  Rod Ellis                  01844 237006    

   If you can spare some time

do come and join our


Come and help to keep

this super club on track for

2018 and beyond. Be a part of it

and tell us what you would like to

see the club focus on for the future .

We always need NEW ideas.  


 Date;            Speaker or event Details

January  16th  Katherine Crouch  & New tricks for old gardeners

February 20th  Tim Walker         & Colour in a small garden

March     20th  Anita Unwin       & Veg. growing in small spaces    

April      17th Margaret Easter   & Bulbs throughout the year

May       13th  Annual Plant Sale*  Village Hall.11am.

May      15th   John Tyler           & The world of plants

June.    5th   Coach Outing  ROCKINGHAM CASTLE

June     19th Brian Fisher         & Plants for cut flower arranging 

July     17th Michael Brown      & Many a sundry flower   

August 21st   TBC.  LOCAL VISIT(own cars)

Sept.     2nd   *Flower and Produce Show.*Sunday 1.30pm.

Sept.   18th Peter Richardson from Preston Bissett Nurseries   

with Plants for sale for a colourful winter garden

Oct.   16th           Our A.G.M. and QUIZ in the Village Hall 

Nov.   20th  Robert Manton     &  The Womens Land Army

December 18th     Christmas Party for members + 1 guest at Oakley Village Hall.