Temple Sowerby Gardening Club

Meetings Currently Postponed

This is a NEW group meeting in the Victory Hall, if we are not out visiting gardens. We all have a common interest in gardens, the environment and growing flowers and/or vegetables. We have guest speakers, visits to local open gardens, as well as our own gardens. Meetings will usually be on the first Tuesday of the month, but join the email list as dates may alter.

In 2019 we have enjoyed two garden visits and two talks as an introduction to Temple Sowerby Gardening Club, and based on their success, we have planned a programme of talks and garden visits for 2020.  It will be important to establish a core membership in order to fund future events, but at the same time we would like to appeal to non-members who might be interested in some of our talks.  Most speakers make a charge and we have the cost of hall hire to factor in too, so we will need to build up a ‘nest egg’ to support the programme we have organised.

We are proposing the following:

Annual membership

There will be an annual membership fee of £10 per person, payable in the New Year and prior to the first meeting in February. This will entitle members to:
• Free entry to all talks organised by the club

• Priority access to garden visits where there are restrictions on numbers

• Regular updates on events and outings (this will apply to all those on our mailing list)

Membership fees should be paid to Jenny Higgins from January, £10 cash please. Do use the attached form or provide your details on an envelope and return to Bark Mill, Temple Sowerby.


We would welcome suggestions and comments to help us with further planning.
Jenny Higgins sandjhiggins@hotmail.com
Angela Stretton neilandangela@live.co.uk

Click here for Membership Form


  • 4th February 🌻 Community Gardening – A Subversive Plot – Joan Robinson
  • 3rd March 📷 Some Favourite Northern Gardens and Hints on Photographing them – Val Corbett
  • 7th April 🌻 Harnessing the Power within your Compost Heap – Cumbria Master Composters
  • 6th October 🐞 Creating the Lost Words Garden for Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Tips on how to make your own garden a haven for wildlife – Kate Jackson
  • 3rd November 🌼 Dalemain Gardens – Jane Hasell-McCosh

Garden Visits

  • 5th May 🌷 Deer Rudding, Hesket Newmarket
  • 2nd June 🌺 Hazel Cottage, near Armathwaite.
  • 7th July 🌼Larch Cottage Gardens, Melkinthorpe
  • 4th August 🌱 Chapelside, Mungrisdale