Friendly group from the Isle is blooming marvellous

Club members enjoy a trip to Scampston Gardens during the summer.
Club members enjoy a trip to Scampston Gardens during the summer.

In the silver jubilee year of a green fingered group from the Isle the focus falls this week on the Isle of Axholme garden Club.

Known by most as the Garden Club the organisation’s official name is the Isle of Axholme Horticultural Society, because of its RHS membership registration. Its chairman, Janet Canning, has been a member for 21 years.

She said she was proud to have been such a long serving standard bearer for the club, but she was by no means the mainstay as Joyce Spavin, at 91 was the oldest member and had been there almost from the outset.

She added: “The committee is very proactive. We encourage new input but the makeup stays constant, which shows how we all get on. And BBC Gardener Christine Walkden is visiting in April.”