AGM - Wed 13th March 2019
Everybody is welcome to the AGM at Leek Wootton Village Hall at 7.30pm.
To read a copy of the Chairman's 2019 report please click here.
The Horticultural Society donates much of its profits to local charities and organisations. In 2016 we donated £350 to local village organisations. To date £2,625.00 has been awarded.
Welcome to Leek Wootton & District Horticultural Society website. 2018 was our 150th anniversary of our Annual Show. Leek Wootton Local History group passed on a transcript of the first Flower Show to be held in Leek Wootton in 1868. Click here to see the transcript - copyright: British Library Board.
After a wet start to the day the sun managed to appear for the afternoon, which added to the enjoyment of the day. Many thanks to all that entered produce, flowers, cake, jams and handicrafts into the show.The Dahlia's and garden flowers were beautiful and many visitors bought them in the auction at the end. Kenilworth Honey stall, Mark Gregory plants and the Warwickshre Wildlife stalls all added to the atmosphere. The tea tent was kept busy all afternoon. Our thanks to all that helped to make the show a success.
Leek Wootton Horticultural Society
Annual Garden Visit 2019
On the 8th June the Horticultural Society took 30 garden enthusiasts to Spetchley Park Gardens in Worcestershire. During the afternoon the Head Gardener took us on a tour. He gave us a detailed insight to the history & development of the site from its Tudor origins, through the 1800’s, to the present day. He explained that this was originally the Berkley Familys’ private gardens. They were avid plant collectors from all over the world and brought them back to plant a Spetchley. As successive generations added to the collection, the plants have been progressively planted into the site even spilling over into the kitchen garden. He explained the family had amassed over 6000 species of plant . With only 4 gardeners trying to manage the grounds and care for the huge and important collection meant the garden was more of “a romantic ruin”.