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AKS Garden & Social Club


Summer Activities

Invitations to all Averham, Staythorpe and Kelham Residents

Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe Parish Council AKS Garden & Social Club

Don’t forget the A.S.K. About Big Jubilee Tea Party on June 5th.

Our garden club will be contributing to the Scarecrow and Doorstep Planter competition with vouchers for the winning entries, kindly donated by Southwell Garden Centre.  We will notify entrants when we will be viewing and taking photographs of entries during the week prior to the event so have your entries in your gardens early. 

If anyone is able and would like to they are welcome to take their scarecrows and/or doorstep potted plants along to display at Kelham House on June 5th where photographs of all entries will also be displayed.  Please have them at the venue prior to 12 noon.

The competitions will be judged by our very own local celebrity Roger Merryweather (known to most locally for his family connection to the famous Bramley Apple). Roger will also be presenting the prizes on the day to winners at the event.

Please don’t worry if you are unable to make the event but would like to enter the competition we will notify any winners not at the event.

On June 21st we're off to 5A High Street Sutton-on-Trent to see Kathryn & Ian Saunders garden.  Their garden was featured on Gardeners' World, October 2021.  Admission is £5pp to include tea/coffee and cake.  There is a minimum of 15 visitors allowed so you are interested in this evening garden visit, please let me know ASAP or before Friday 10th June.

Then as a special treat, our Judith contacted her friend Philip Jones (volunteer guide) and has organised an exclusive tour of Newstead Abbey's gardens, see below:  

A tour of Newstead Abbey's gardens Thursday 21st July in the afternoon.

The tour usually takes about 1½ - 2 hours, so I suggest meeting in the cafe courtyard about 1 pm or 1.30 pm.

Site entry charges will apply, i.e. currently £6 per car (regardless of how many people you squeeze into each car!). Car sharing encouraged. There will also be a tour charge of £5 per person, which can be paid on the day, either collectively or individually (both charges are card payment only).

We need to have approximately 20 people for this tour.  Priority will be given to Garden Club members, but it will also be open to anyone interested in joining our group.  If you are interested in attending, please reserve your place ASAP or before Thursday 14th July to avoid disappointment

Contact – Nigel Britton on: 01636 700023 or 07377 085888

Or Janet Emeny: