Our Programme
Meetings are held 7.30 – 9pm at the The Dusthole (in the coffee shop spaceat the back). The Dusthole / The Kings Arms, Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN

All welcome, members £2, non members £3 (your first visit is free). (Annual membership January – December £6).

Feel free to bring ‘surplus quality garden produce’ to sell & donate proceeds to our club, we aim to promote enthusiasm for gardening and quality produce!

 

Saturday 9th June
Collett Park day
We will have our usual stand selling quality perennial plants.  Please bring along your labelled plant donations 8-8.30am.  Please also volunteer for a slot to man the stall!

Weds 4th July

Bake Off 2018” returns! To be held at the allotments adjacent to Shepton Mallet Bowls and Tennis Club, 3 Frithfield Walk Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 5LY
Bring along baked goodies (sweet and / or savoury) from your garden harvest.
Categories a) Best looking sweet b) Best tasting sweet c) Best looking savoury d) Best tasting savoury (people’s choice voting system).
6.30 set up for 7pm judging  £2 members £3 non members.

Weds 1st August

Visit to College Barn, Benter, Oakhill BA3 5BJ
A delightful compact garden with prairie grasses.  We will also visit the beautiful neighbouring garden.  Refreshments provided
Meet outside the garden 6.50pm for 7pm tour.  Very limited parking so car sharing is essential
£5 members  £7 non members

18/19th August
Allotment Open Weekend and Art Trail to coincide with the Mid Somerset Show.
The allotments are adjacent to Shepton Mallet Bowls and Tennis Club at 3 Frithfield Walk, Shepton BA4 SLY

Tuesday 28th August
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘How does your garden grow?’ Social group discussion
7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN 

Wednesday 5th September
Tour of Wraxall Vineyard followed by tasting.
Meet at 6.50 for 7pm at Yew Tree Farmhouse, Wraxall BA4 6RQ
£10  per person, this includes tasting a glass of sparkling wine and 4 still wines. The tour of vineyard takes 45 minutes and tasting 45 minutes.

Tuesday 25th September
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘Companion Planting’ by Stephanie Hafferty
7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN 

Weds 3rd October
Harvest Show
a ) 3 fine tomatoes
b) 1 lovely flower in a vase
c) 3 hen or duck eggs
d) bunch of labeled 4 herbs
e) 3 delicious apples or pears
f) a basket of garden produce
g) vegetable animal or beast (flowers & fruit can be used also)
7.30pm at The Dusthole,Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN 
(Please check our website to make sure the venue has not changed) www.sheptonhortsoc.org.uk
£2 members, £3 non members

Saturday 13th October
We need a lot of help to do a mass planting of snowdrops in the town centre.  Meet 10am outside Highfield House, bring gloves, something to kneel on, a snack & hot drink if you require, please dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.    We will move onto planting at the church yard and then Rectory Road if you can’t meet us at 10am, we will be planting all day long so come and find us and join in.
Please email Angela to let her know you are coming.  We look forward to this next community planting event – transforming Shepton Mallet in honour of James Allen the ‘snowdrop king’!

Tuesday 23rd October
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘Wicked Plants’ by Marion Dale
7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN 

Wednesday 24th October 
Potting up snowdrops for the Festival planters 2019, many hands required.
7pm at Chrisi’s.  Please bring gardening gloves and dress warmly.

Weds 7th November
Speaker: Stephanie Heffarty Make your own Garden Potions’ . Steph will tell ushow to make different natural, eco-friendly and thrifty gardening potions to feed the soil, plants and keep bugs away, using plants you can grow or forage for, without harming wildlife.
7.30pm at The Dusthole,Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN (Please check our website to make sure the venue has not changed) www.sheptonhortsoc.org.uk
£2 members (£3 non members)

Tuesday 27th November
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘Going wild in the garden’ by John & Anne Bebbington
7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN

Weds 5th December
Christmas Social – chips &  Christmas games. Prize for the best Christmas crown (make your own using garden greenery, paper chains, vegetables…)
7.30pm in the back room at The Thatched Cottage 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF 

Tuesday 11th December
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘AGM & Christmas party’
7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN