Our first major event for 2023 was the Spring Show, which, despite the difficult weather conditions, was a success. We were down on entries in Flowers, Vegetables and fruit, however Photography, craft and cooking classes were well-supported. Our continued out-reach with local schools helped to increase the Photography entries (thanks to Astor College) and art-work from local primary schools (thanks to Temple Ewell Primary School, Elms Primary School, White-cliffs Primary and Lydden primary school.) We also had exhibits from a local Cub-scouts group. If your school or club would like to get involved and showcase their work at our shows (It’s FREE), please contact our Show Secretary (Bev) on: [email protected]
“Back by popular Demand” – We held our fun, family friendly Quiz on 22nd April, which was well attended. The winning team chose to donate the proceeds of £100.00 to the Dover RNLI. We are hoping to host another quiz in the near future – keep an eye on our website (or our Rivall newsletter) for details.
Figure 1: some of RGA committee presenting proceeds to RNLI Dover representatives
Figure 2: Quiz Winning Team
Upcoming River Gardeners’ Events
All events held at River Village Hall. We hope to see you at some of these events.
- Summer Show – 08 July 2023 – public entry 14:00
- River Fete – 16 July 2023 – RGA stall
- Autumn Show – 16 Sept 2023 – Public entry 14:00
We are also planning to host our first Wine & Cheese evening, details to follow shortly. (pre-booking will be essential)
Events from our Friends
We are also supporting other local Gardening Clubs:-
TEDPA – Summer Show – Saturday 22nd July 2023 opens at 2pm in Temple Ewell Village Hall
Whitfield Gardeners – Summer Show – Saturday 15th July 2023 opens at 2:30pm in Whitfield Village Hall