Welcome to the Clays Horticultural Society.

Please note that, as from 17th March 2020, the monthly meetings in the village hall will be cancelled until such times as the current virus outbreak is controlled. Members will be advised personally as and when we get back to normal.

Also note that our annual excursion – originally planned for June 25/26 – has been cancelled due the Corona virus situation. Hopefully it will be held at some time in the future.
Contact Ted Pasley if you have any queries.

If you wish to submit an article or information to be displayed on this website please Contact any of the committee

Chairman:  Mrs Pauline Pasley
St. Peter’s Cottage, Middlefield Road,
North Wheatley, Retford DN22 9DA
Tel.: 01427 880916

Committee Secretary: Christine Crowther
Fountain Lodge, Middlefield Road,
North Wheatley, Retford DN22 9DA
Tel No:- 01427 884882

Hon Treasurer: Alan Ryder
“Brendon”, Top Street, North Wheatley, Retford DN22 9DB
Tel No:- 01427 884752

Outings & Holiday Secretary: Ted Pasley
Tel No:- 01427 880916

Programme Secretaries: Jean Johnson / Dawn Wilson
Tel Nos:- 01427 880571

Press Secretary:- Judith Goacher.
There will be a Green Top Table  at meetings for the disposal of  plants / gardening tools / books etc. Proceeds will be  donated to charity.

PROGRAMME FOR 2020 (Subject to alteration)

January 20th
”First Aid in the garden”

Speakers: Alan Ryder & Jean Johnson

Tea Hosts: Steph Cullen, Jo Dawson, Anne Denny


February 17th

“Alpines in the wild & cultivation”
Speaker: Howard Drury

Tea Hosts: Nigel & Sylvia Emery, Maureen Hayward,
Celia Jones


March 16th

“The world of owls – Brillo & Eric – their habitat”

Speaker: Annette Mackenzie

Tea Hosts: Jennifer &Coli Keyworth, Carol Kirk

April 20th

“Happy house plants – the indoor jungle” & plant sale

Speaker: Geoff Hodges

Tea Hosts: Sue Ledger, Brian & Angela Marchant,
Beverly Messon

May 18th

“Ornamental grasses” & plant sale.
Speakers: John & Gail Summerfield

Tea Hosts: Sarah North, Barbara Ogley, Isobel Robinson
June 15th

“Flower arranging” Workshop, groups of 4/6, bring your own flowers.
Competition foe best arrangement.

Demonstrator: Jennifer Keyworth

Tea Hosts: Sharon Rowland, Jane & Sandy Sanderson


July 20th
An evening visit to Binbrook Fern Nursery
Leaving at 6pm.   Details to follow Host: Neil Tim.


No meeting

September 21st

Members’ Produce Show & Competition

Prizes for each group: Flowers, fruit & vegetables.

Tea Hosts: Brian & Joan Shead, Chris & Rose Sharpe

October 19th

Annual General Meeting. 7pm start.

Taster buffet meal from members own recipes .
Details to follow

Tea Hosts: Lesley Smith, Susan Sole, Nona Stockdale

November 16th

An evening visit(6pm) to “Scrumpy Wasp” at East
Markham –
Talk and tasting of cider – bring your own picnic supper.
There will be a subsidised charge to visit and taste.   Host: Tim Needham


December 15th

Christmas Lunch at The Olde Bell, Barnby Moor