Welcome to the
website of Garstang and District Gardening Club. The club is based in Garstang, a small market town between Preston and Lancaster in Lancashire, United Kingdom. For more details about the club please scroll down and also explore the website by clicking on the various dropdown tabs at the top of the page.



Several visits to gardens locally, nationally and regionally either have, or are to take place this summer. For details of these hover over the News, meetings and gardens visits tab, then click on the sub-tab Garden visits 2016.


Christina and Bob Sutcliffe at our 2011 spring show

Bob (far left) with officials and judges at our 2013 summer show.

It is with sadness we record the death of our former committee member Mr Robert (Bob) Sutcliffe, who died on March 18, 2016.
Mr Sutcliffe stood down from the committee recently. He was a first class committee member and gave unstinting support to the club.
He will be greatly missed. The club extends its condolences to Mr Sutcliffe's widow, Christina, and the family.
The funeral service was held at St Luke's Church, Winmarleigh, on Wednesday, March 30th, at 12.30pm, followed by committal at Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium at 3.30pm. Donations in memory of Bob may be given to 'St Lukes Church Yard Fund' c/o and all enquiries to A.J. Wainman, Funeral Director, Cockerham LA2 0EF. Tel: 01524 791347.

St Luke's Church, Winmarleigh


Report and photos from the SPRING SHOW and the annual meeting held on Monday, March 14th, 2016
at The Crofters Hotel, Cabus, Garstang

Some of the winners at the 2016 Spring show: June Gornall, Richard Kellett and Mary Thornber

Blossoms were bursting out all over at Garstang Gardening Club's spring flower show.
Scores of spring blooms - daffodils, hyacinths, hellebores and irises - were entered for the show.
The popular event took place at The Crofters Hotel, Cabus, on Monday evening (March 14) immediately after the club's annual meeting.
Retiring chairman Mr Ray Pearson, who has held the post for 10 years, paid tribute to retiring committee members Mrs Nancy Cowell, Mr Bob Sutcliffe and Mrs June Gornall.
Mr Pearson was thanked for his decade-long service by club president Mr Ben Andrews and vice chairman Mrs Hilary Hine.
The club's new chairman is Mr Roger Broadbelt, a retired Myerscough College lecturer who has in earlier years served as the gardening club's secretary and treasurer.
Other officials elected were: vice chairman, Mrs Hilary Hine; treasurer, Mrs Jennifer Westcott; programme secretary, Miss Ruth Cowell; publicity officer, Mr Anthony Coppin. Committee:
Elisabeth Bertenshaw and Ian Budgen.  Mrs Ruth Wiseman volunteered for the post of secretary.
Winners in the various categories of the spring show were:
Class 1, three daffodil bulbs provided by the club: 1 Patricia Collins, 2 Mary Curwen, 3 Ben Andrews
Class 2, miniature daffodils in a pot: 1 Patricia Collins, 2 Carol Worthington, 3 Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Class 3, any other bulbs (not daffodils): 1 Richard Kellet, 2 Elisabeth Bertenshaw, 3 Carol Worthington
Class 4, three standard daffodils, cut stems in a vase: 1 Hilary Birtwistle, 2 Richard Kellet, 3 Patricia Collins
Class 5, three miniature daffodils - cut stems in a vase:  1 Richard Kellet, 2 Hilary Birtwistle, 3 Patricia Collins
Class 6, Spring arrangement - flowers and foliage (up to 12 inches): 1 June Gornall, 2 Carol Worthington, 3 Hilary Hine
Class 7, Spring arrangement - flowers and foliage (12 to 24 inches): 1 Mary Thornber, 2 Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Class 8, Hellebore bloom floating in water: 1 June Gornall, 2 Hilary Hine, 3 Janet Sharp
* This report also appears on our shows tab.


Welcome to the website of Garstang and District Gardening Club. The club is based in Garstang, a small market town between Preston and Lancaster in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The club has a current membership of around 110 people drawn from the town and surrounding villages of Wyre, Fylde, rural Preston and Ribble Valley.
This site's purpose is to publicise the club's activities among members, visitors, and fellow gardeners worldwide.
We meet for lectures, talks and demonstrations on gardening, horticultural and related topics from September to April and organise trips to gardens locally and nationally during the summer months.
We hold two shows a year - a summer show in
early September (flowers, fruit, vegetables, photography, homecraft), and a spring show (which coincides with the annual meeting) in March.
We hope you enjoy browsing through this website.
If you have any questions or queries, or would like to contact any of the officials, or would like to be put in touch with the garden visit organisers, contact us via the "contact us" sub-tab.