The Milton Gardener


pastedGraphic.pngOur Annual Show will be held on Saturday August 25 2018 at The New Beaconsfield Hall SHIPTON UNDER WYCHWOOD.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. The Milton village hall kitchen is due to be refurbished over the summer and will not be available .

We hope to have lots of entries and visitors and will certainly have more space The extra space and the need for an update has prompted the Committee to rethink the Schedule which will be available at the beginning of August .

We need your help to encourage more entries from children. Who can you encourage to enter? Grandchildren? Neighbours? Pupils at the School? Brownies? Rainbows? Pre School?

For those who like to forward plan and practise advance information may be helpful.

Flower Arranging: An arrangement of herbs for the kitchen table,  Fireworks, ” Votes for Women” and Crown Jewels  (men only). 

Photography: 3 classes -Huts and Sheds, Serenity and Wildlife in the Garden.

Cookery: Lemon Curd, Cheese Scones, Banana Loaf, Tarte Tatin, Speciality Bread.

Children : Note Different Age Categories 0-9 and 0-15 with identical classes in each Something I have Grown Myself, My Favourite Cake, Treasure Island.

There will be new cash prizes in the Childrens’ sections and cups will not be awarded.

NEW CLASS FOR 2018   A Scarecrow for the Garden . Individual and Family entries with a special prize. Let your imagination run wild.

MUWAGA members have benefitted this year from the generosity of others willing to share/give away unwanted items either free or for a small cost. Flower pots, seed trays, seed potatoes and plants have changed hands along with kilner jars, a shed, a cold frame and a rotavator.

If you have any item that you would like us to advertise on our members e mail group please let us know . Please bring any surplus plants/seeds to meetings to help raise funds for MUWAGA.

DATA PROTECTION legislation changes in May 2018 has led us to review what we do . 90% of our members use e mail which saves the Committee time and the Association paper costs. To comply we will be contacting you to advise of our privacy policy and asking you to confirm that you are happy for us to hold your e mail address in order to communicate with you . 

SUBSCRIPTIONS  are due – and the good news is that we have decided to again delay the increase agreed at the 2008 AGM and hold subscriptions at £5 per person for the next year. If you do not pay at the AGM please pay your subscription to Di Fletcher at Forest Lodge, Frog Lane. The new card will be available from the beginning of May. We currently have 155 members and can welcome more. So if you have new neighbours or friends who would like to join please bring them along to a meeting.      


SEED ORDER We will again be ordering seeds from Kings as we are very satisfied with their service and value.  We will supply catalogues to those who have ordered seeds in the previous year, to new members and to those who ask David van de Poll for a catalogue. Catalogues will be delivered to those members in the above groups during October/November 2018.

AGM 2018 


  • Our AGM will be held in the village hall on Wednesday May 23 at 7.30pm.  The formal part of the evening will be followed by a cheese, pate and wine buffet with raffle and an easy quiz – this will be FREE to members (£6 per non member, so friends welcome). Bring seeds to swop and any surplus plants. Raffle prizes too please.
  • Membership at £5 per person brings you discounts at local garden centres, 50% seed discount from Kings, speaker and social evenings, trips and the Show. 
  • Officers and Committee Members will be elected at the AGM. Currently they are:

Chair – Tony Lewis: Vice Chair: Joanna van de Poll: Secretary Di Fletcher: Treasurer David van de Poll.    

     Committee – Maureen Hunt, Nicky Pratt, Mary Edgington, Sue Cunningham, Dawn 

     West, Carolyn Innes-Wilson, Lesley Dunstone and Brian Morphy. All members are 

     willing to stand again although new nominations are welcome.      

    Nominations will be invited at the AGM or may be submitted before (with a proposer 

    and a seconder) to the Secretary Di Fletcher – tel 830255   


  1. Apologies for absence
  1. Minutes of 2017 AGM
  1. Matters Arising
  1. MUWAGA Report – Chair
  1. Financial report 2017/2018 – Treasurer
  1. Adoption of Accounts
  1. Election of Officers/Committee

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