All meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 19.15 for 19.30 at Thorpe Morieux Village Hall unless stated otherwise.   Admission, including refreshment and raffle, is £1 members and £2 visitors.

For more information about the membership and activities of the Club, please email

2019 Programme  
February 18thGrowing Vegetables
Mike Abel

Competition - TMGC Cup for Winter Botanic Display from your garden, maximum size 10”x10”, including vase.
March 18thGardening QuestionsCompetition - Home Pride Trophy, to given recipe, to be advised.
April 15thHanging BasketsCompetition - Spring Botanic Display from your garden, maximum size 14”X14”, including vase
May 20th
6.30 pm
Visit to Holm House Garden, DrinkstonePlaces must be booked in
advance, £8 incl. refreshments.
June 8th
Plant SaleDonations from 9.00. Open to the public 10.00 – 11.30. Entrance £1.
Shrubs, perennials, annuals, tubs, hanging baskets, veg. plants, herbs, garden wares, cakes, tea and coffee.
June / July / Aug
To be confirmed
Outing by coach
To be confirmed
July 15thGarden PartyBring and share plate of food. Raffle.

Competition - Wyevale Trophy for Potato Growing, supplied potato grown in 14l black bucket or similar.
August 19thCompanion PlantingKaren Kenny

Competition - Strutt and Parker Rose Bowl for Collection of up to 5 different kinds of Vegetable and/or Salad plus bunch of herbs, if desired, all from your Garden.
September 16thThe Fragrant Garden Throughout the YearMatt Tanton Brown

Competition - TMGC Dahlia Cup for 3 Dahlias.
October 21stAGMBring and share plate of food.

Competition - Hardingham Trophy for Preserves - Jam, Marmalade, Chutney etc.
November 18thQuiz v Lavenham
at Thorpe Morieux
To be arranged
Christmas Dinner
Date and venue to be arranged
January 20thTBACompetition - Bottle of Homemade Wine, Liqueur etc.

The Club & Its Philosophy

There was a time, when on a quiet stroll through a country village, vegetable patches could be viewed over garden fences with vegetables growing in neat rows proudly maintained and displayed provided food for the family. Sadly perhaps the same stroll today would reveal mechanically mown lawns with beds of pretty flowers imported from a local garden centre and family food obtained from the supermarket. This does not mean that the population of England no longer care about gardens. A plot of land is still a great asset and its appearance is very important tending to display the owners love of the countryside so much enjoyed by all of us. Gardening programmes on the media and family outings to the garden centre or to the nations open garden schemes have become popular pastimes.

Today’s garden club reflects these changes .Some gardeners love a life in wellington boots, back ache and dirt under the finger nails while others love looking at gardens discussing layout, form and colour whilst seated enjoying a cup of tea. Townspeople love their allotments which can cover all aspects of gardening and provide shared joy of a quiet weekend in summer. Club members can enjoy learning from the skill of others whilst proudly displaying the results of their own labours.

Thorpe Morieux Gardening Club has changed over the years to follow gardening trends yet maintained many traditions such as having an annual plant sale and enjoying a quiz with our neighbours of Lavenham Gardening Club. The regular activities include Talks from well known experts on the many aspects of gardening as well as other interesting countryside lovers’ topics. Club trips to well known gardens are included. An annual garden party in one of the member’s gardens adds to the experience. Competitions still exist but are of a smaller member’s only style which conclude each meeting. Friendship and enjoyment through love of a shared interest form the core of the clubs existence.

The programme for the coming year illustrates all that can be currently enjoyed.

For more information about the membership and activities of the Club, please email