Our gardening club, the Oulton Broad and Lowestoft Horticultural Society, is a friendly association of gardeners and horticulturalists local to the surrounding areas of Suffolk and South Norfolk. Members’ interests range from simple gardening through to the science of horticulture, from general garden interests through to specialism in particular plant groups or even single species. Members raise their plants in every kind of setting -gardens, allotments, greenhouses and polytunnels. Our combined expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm means there is something for everyone to learn, something for all to share and enjoy. This is a gardening club for everyone.
The Society holds its meetings at St Luke’s Church Centre, Homefield Avenue, Lowestoft NR33 9BX. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from January to July and September to November. Meetings start at 7.30pm and there is a small entry charge to help defray the cost of hiring the hall; a raffle is organised and refreshments are served mid-way through the evening. The monthly meetings usually feature an outside speaker talking about gardening related subjects. Past talks have included bee keeping, companion planting and local wildlife. For information about this year’s meetings see the Future Events page.
During the summer months we arrange a number of outings and visits. These have included Kew Gardens, the RHS Bicentenary Evening at Somerleyton Hall with a guided tour by the then head gardener Mr Bob Coutts, RHS Wisley, Hyde Hall in Essex and Wottons of Wenhaston.
The Oulton Broad and Lowestoft Horticultural Society is a non profit-making organisation, but the committee arrange various fund-raising activities throughout the year in order to cover expenditure. Through the generosity of many businesses and individuals within the East Anglia region, we have sponsorship of events and storage of equipment.