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The society meets at 8pm, usually on the second Thursday of each month, in the Old School Rooms in Chew Magna, BS40 8SH. Visitors and new members are welcome.

The NEWS page gives more details of future society meetings, with a link to the speaker's website, where available, and other local events.

Links to websites associated with speakers, organisations and visits can be found below for speakers this year and also on the LINKS page.

Programme for 2018

11  Jan.     Arts & Craft Gardens
                  John Addison  

8 Feb.        Annual Delights
                  Mary Payne

8 Mar.       Colours of India
                  Neil Ross

12 Apr.      Fragrance in the Garden
                  Don Everitt

10 May     Plant Sale in the  Old School Room &
                 Gardeners' Question Time with Mary Payne

14 Jun.      The Life and Times of an Horticultural Judge
                  John Tucker

12 Jul.       Italian Gardens
                  Hilary Little

25 Jul.       Outing to Buscott Park & Aston Pottery

2 Aug.       Evening Visit to Dormers, Stowey Bottom
                  Drinks & Canapés at 7.00pm - Members only

16 Aug.     Evening Visit to Parish House, Timsbury
                  with Drinks & Canapés- Members only

13 Sep.      Plant Life in Australia
                  Hilary Little

11 Oct.      Holly, Ivy & Mistletoe
                  Roy Cheek

8 Nov.       Buddleias
                 Martin Young

8 Dec.        AGM & Xmas Party   


After the talk we have tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat to Members.  At each meeting we have a friendly competition - see Competitions page for details. 


There is also a sales table if any Members have plants or garden produce  or garden equipment which is surplus to requirements.


The Gardening Society is managed by a small voluntary committee, drawn from the membership, who are always delighted to hear from potential new members, and to hear of new ideas for activities.

Each year a day outing is arranged to a notable garden or gardens. We have visited RHS Garden at Rosemoor, Highgrove, Barrington Court and Compton Acres.

Evening outings are also arranged and in recent years the Society has visited the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Kilver Court (Shepton Mallet), Holt Farm Organic Garden (Blagdon).

The Society is a member of the Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs.


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