Mickleton Gardening Club held their AGM and Annual Supper at the Three Ways Hotel on Wednesday 29th November. The Treasurer, June Haycock, reported on the Club’s finances and the Chairman, Jonathan Collins, gave an overview of the Club’s activities during 2017. Committee members who were standing down were sincerely thanked as was the Show Secretary, June Howse, who is also standing down this year and will be a hard act to follow. Jonathan Collins, retiring chairman was thanked by the new chairman, Janet Walmsley. The officers and new committee were elected with Susan Ward remaining as secretary and June Haycock continuing as treasurer. Following the conclusion of the AGM members and guests enjoyed dinner and drinks and had time to peruse the mottos which had been submitted for the competition to choose the motto for the 2018 membership cards. The winning motto was ‘Where flowers bloom so does hope’ submitted by June Howse.

Pam Govier was the winner of the Mickleton Gardening Club’s silver salver as the person with the most wins in the monthly competitions.

The program for the club in 2018 promises to be interesting and varied. It includes outings, open gardens evening, spring and summer shows, speakers and demonstrations. The club has a friendly and informal atmosphere with new members warmly welcomed.

The first meeting of 2018 is on February 21st at the King George’s Hall 7pm for coffee and 7.30pm for a talk by Glyn Jones about his work on the Shakespeare Gardens.