Shaw-cum-Donnington gardening club closes after more than 70 years
A long-standing gardening club has closed.
The Shaw-cum-Donnington Gardening Club, founded in 1952, decided at a recent annual meeting to close down due to declining membership over recent years.
The club has staged many seasonal flower, fruit and vegetable shows grown by the members, along with homemade produce and handicrafts.
At the same meeting in December, members agreed that the remaining club funds should be used to purchase a commemorative bench and plaque at Donnington Recreation Ground, with approval from Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Council.
Any leftover funds would be donated to a local charity.
The club hosted its meetings and shows at Shaw-cum-Donnington Village Hall and was affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).