Past Events

An Archive of Events from 2022 onwards

Old Hall Farmhouse Visit

11 May 2023

We had a delightful visit to the gardens of  Old Hall Farmhouse in Swanton Novers.  The garden, which is noteworthy for its collections of Camassia and Auricula, has previously featured in Country Living magazine.

Camassia sp.

Gardening for Wildlife

A talk by Simon Harrap.

16 March 2023

Mileham Village Hall. 7:30pm. £3 on the door. 

Simon is an accomplished speaker, photographer and author. His books include Harrap's Wild Flowers and the Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland.  He runs Natural Surroundings in N.Norfolk with Anne Harrap.

Everyone is welcome.

Picture of a common spotted orchid
Common spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)Image by Betty Stewies

Snowdrops and Winter Garden Treasures

26 January 2023

A talk by Guy Barker, Head Gardener from Shropham Vicarage.

Mileham Village Hall. 7:30pm. £3 on the door. 

Guy is an excellent speaker who will bring plant material to illustrate his talk. 

Everyone is welcome.

Edgeworthia chrysantha flower

Hardy Exotics

27 October 2022

A talk by Richard Clarke, proprietor of Panache Plants.

Mileham Village Hall. 7:30pm. £3 on the door. 

Richard has a background in horticulture, as a College Lecturer in Plant Science and as a Plant Breeder for a commercial grower.  He is holder of the National Collection of Eucomis.

Richard is an entertaining speaker who will bring examples of hardy exotic plants, some of which may be more unusual. 

Everyone is welcome.

Eucomis flower

The Wonderful Medlar, Our Forgotten Fruit

21 September 2022

A talk by Jane Steward. 

Mileham Village Hall. 7:30pm. £3 on the door.  

Jane is holder of the National Collection of medlars (Mespilus germanica) and owner of Eastgate Larder, makers of award winning medlar preserves.  Jane will talk about her passion for reviving the medlar and the Norfolk orchard they have planted.  She will bring samples of her medlar cheese and other medlar produce.

Copy to my Calendar.  Everyone is welcome.


Exhibition Dahlia Growers Visit

30 August 2022

Two members of the British Dahlia Society who live in Mileham have kindly offered to let us see what is involved in growing dahlias to show standard;  the different stages that one has to go through to get the plants in perfect condition, and how to present them on the day. 
Limited to sixteen places.  UNG members only.

Mileham Open Gardens

3 July 2022

We were lucky to have fine weather for our fourth Open Gardens event.  Fourteen gardens in Mileham opened and we had around 160 visitors.  Mileham WI did a sterling job of providing tea and cake.  

A very successful day, and we were able to make a substantial donation to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Natural Surroundings

12 May 2022

We have organised a private late-afternoon visit to Natural Surroundings, Norfolk's Wildflower Centre.  The visit includes a guided tour and tea & cake. Details to follow via email.

10 March 2022

Our March event is a talk entitled 'A Little Bit of Chile' by Kathy Gray.  Kathy will illustrate her talk about the flora, fauna, landscape and history of Chile with photos taken on her visits to the country.  

10th March at 7:30 pm in Mileham Village Hall.  £3 on the door. 

Everyone is welcome.

Photos: © Tony Gray