Quorn Garden Club
We are an active club for gardeners and those interested in gardening living in or in the surrounding area of the village of Quorn, near Loughborough, Leicestershire. The Club was formed in 1996.
A varied programme of talks, outings and activities is organised throughout the year. For talks and gardening demonstrations we meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm in the Church Rooms, Quorn, LE12 8DP (map). All indoor meetings are free to our members; visitors are very welcome for a charge of £3 per meeting. We have a refreshments/social break midway through each talk/presentation. In the summer months we have visits to local gardens and places of horticultural interest, for which an additional charge may be made. In June we hold an annual Plant Swap.
You may join us as a new member at any of our regular indoor meetings or, alternatively, print & complete a membership form and send to our Membership Secretary.
Quorn Garden Club is an affiliated member of Tendershoots, www.tendershoots.uk, a national collective of independent garden clubs sharing resources, joint zoom meetings and events. Through Tendershoots we can offer our members a 50% discount off Suttons seeds and 15% on other Suttons items.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in January when we appoint the Club's Officers and when subscription payments are due (£20 for individual membership). Subscriptions run for the calendar year. Members joining in the period September-December are credited with membership for the following year.
Features a number of significant garden/parkland sites including The Memorial Garden, Sensory Garden, and Church View Meadow. Quorn won a gold award and best overall in the Small Town category in 2022.
Information on the Parish Council, community groups, business directory and ‘What’s On’. Also includes Stafford Orchard and Tom Long’s Meadow.
Contains historical and genealogical information, including postcards and census returns for the Village.
Eight acres of beautiful gardens originally laid out in 1903. Winner Best Hotel/Pub Garden, East Midlands in Bloom 2016.
Britain's only mainline steam railway running from Loughborough to Birstall (just north of Leicester) every weekend. The Station here features floral displays and a 1940s exhibition. Received a Judges Award, East Midlands in Bloom, 2016.
Every year (June 25-26 in 2022) over 20 private gardens in Quorn participate in an Open Gardens Weekend, in aid of LOROS (Hospice care for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland). A passport can be purchased at local shops or at any Open Garden giving access to all participating gardens.
Highthorne Allotments are situated off Flesh Hovel Lane, Quorn. Vacant plots are occasionally available.
Apply to: John Stirling, 82 Mill Lane, Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8LH.