Our Programme
Meetings are held 7.30 – 9pm ish at the The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF

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

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 

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)
Set up from 6.30pm, judging at 7.45pm at  The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF  (in conference room)

£2 members, £3 non members

Saturday 6th October
Snowdrop bulbs for sale in Tesco foyer, supporting Shepton Mallet Festival

Saturday 13th October
“Many hands make light work”
Sponsor and plant your own patch of snowdrops in town OR just help us plant the 20,000 snowdrops we have to plant.  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 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 

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 Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF  (in conference room)
£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.
7.30pm The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF  (in conference room)

Tuesday 11th December
East Mendip Gardening Club
‘AGM & Christmas party’

7.30pm, Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN 

Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Speaker (to be confirmed)

Wednesday 16th & 17th February
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival at various venues in Shepton Mallet
www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk

Wednesday 6th March – Dahlia share & swap and propagation demonstration

Saturday in March (date & venue to be announced)
Dahlia focus with speaker Naomi Slade Dahlia & propagation demonstrations

Wednesday 3rd April – AGM & seed share

Wednesday 1st May – tbc
Wednesday 5th June – Visit to be arranged 


Saturday 8th June – Collett Park day – Plant stall selling quality plants grown by members