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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 2017

12  Jan.     The Herbaceous Border
                  Mary Payne   

9 Feb.        New Zealand Gardens
                  Neil Ross

9 Mar.       Vegetables without Tears
                  George Alway

13 Apr.      The Cottage Garden
                  Don Everitt

11 May      Sweet Peas - a short talk by Graham Nicol
                  together with a Plant Sale in the
                  Old School Rooms, Chew Magna

15 Jun.      OUTING to Meadow Farm Garden Nursery
                  & Morton Hall Gardens

13 Jul.       The Winter Garden at the Bishop's Palace, Wells
                  James Cross

3 Aug.       Evening Visit to Dormers, Stowey Bottom
                  Drinks & Canapés at 7.00pm

14 Sep.      Edible Garden - Perennials to Eat
                  Chris Smith, Pennard Plants

12 Oct.      Lust & Loveliness in the Garden
                  Roger Turner

9 Nov.       Dare to be Bold - Architectural Planting
                  even for the smallest garden
                  John Tucker

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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