Collett Park 2017

We had a fantastic day at Collett Park, with a huge number of superb plants to sell, all grown by our members.  The quality of our plants was better than ever and we even had comments asking us which garden centre we were from!  Colour plant labelling continues to be very important and Denise produced some lovely labels for her donated plants.  Even more important I noticed that members confidence in actively selling and helping customers has grown too.

We sold most of the plants and those few that did not sell were donated to Field House in Shepton Mallet for the residents’ gardening group.  Our plant stall is one of the highlights of the year in our calender and money raised goes towards running our club and subsidising the cost of visits and speakers for our members.

We also had a separate Snowdrop Festival gazebo selling our lovely personalised bags, post cards, poetry books and a raffle, the raffle prize was a gardening hamper donated by Dobbies garden centre.  Money raised here goes towards buying snowdrop bulbs to plant in Shepton Mallet.