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Cornards & Chilton Horticultural Society

This horticultural society is a very relaxed and friendly society with a general interest in gardening, but we do also have a social element within the society. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Stevenson Centre at 7-30pm. Each meeting consists of either a speaker or a slide show. We hold two shows a year and we try to arrange three coach trips each year. Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.


The local contact is Robin Weavers on (01787) 373750 or click here to email.



Great Cornard Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Society

Allotment holders at the Blackhouse Lane site have formed the Great Cornard Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Society (GCA&LCS). The Great Cornard Society is affiliated to the National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners (NSALG), which is owned, managed and funded by its members to protect, promote and preserve allotments for future generations to enjoy. NSALG is the national voice of the allotment movement and will always try to help its members to enjoy the pleasures of allotment gardening.


Membership to the Society costs £5 per year (£3 membership plus a £2 contribution to the Great Cornard Society).


The benefits of membership include:

  • Discounted seed scheme

  • Quarterly magazine

  • Insurance scheme

  • Advice and guidance


Anyone wishing to join the Great Cornard Society should contact Mrs J Ripper at suffolk.allotments@btopenworld.com or leave your details at the Allotment Association webpage www.cornard-allotments.btik.com/ .


In the coming months, the Committee hope to arrange a summer BBQ to raise awareness of the GCA&LGS.

Look out for posters at the Blackhouse Lane allotments for details of forthcoming events.


Cheryl Turner - GCA&LGS

26 Apr 2009