The Lorn Garden Club is composed of a vibrant collection of garden loving individuals that has been meeting since the 1960’s.
With member numbers fluctuating between 20 and 40, the club interests vary from raised beds to rhododendrons, from organic gardening to vegetables and health. During the year there is a varied choice of talks, presented monthly from October to April. Club members themselves help to decide on the subjects covered, which, in the past have included plants that can cure or kill, those that have been used dramatically in history, to those that look good all year round in Argyll’s petulant weather – or even the fascinating life of plants that don’t like this climate at all – such as cacti.
Following the evening talk there is time given for discussions, chat and delicious home baking, tea, herb tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Many of the club members are professional gardeners and are on hand to help out with plant queries or give advice. Sometimes there is a plant or seed swap or plants for sale from the visiting speaker.
The LGC organises garden fetes and coffee mornings to raise the profile of the group and welcome new residents – and potential members young and old – to the area.
The club also organises regular garden walks throughout the year within Argyll but sometimes further a-field.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Hall, Oban (just off George Street). Entrance is at the rear of the cathedral. Doors open at 7.15pm, talks begin at 7.30pm, the evening closing around 9.00pm
Membership costs £15 per annum but you can come along to a talk as a non member for a small fee to see what its like!