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!

Wednesday 4th January 2017
Speaker: Chris Smith from Pennard Plants will be talking about “The Edible Garden” A talk featuring edible berries and roots you can find in the garden. 7.30pm at thje Dusthole, Members £2 (non members £3)

Wednesday 1st February
Snowdrop Festival planning meeting at the Dusthole 7.30pm

Friday 17th February 2017 – Sunday 19th February
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival 2017
Visit www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk &
“The Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Project” Facebook page

Wednesday 1st March
Speaker from Castle Gardens Garden Centre: Propagation – a practical guide to propagating your own plants.
7.30pm in the back room at The Dusthole
Members £2 (non members £3)

Saturday 25 March
A spring walk in the woods courtesy or Christopher and Lindsey Bond
10.30am meet in the car park at East Burford House, Pilton BA4 4PA
There is no charge to members (£3 non members)
Burford Directions 2 

Sunday 26th March 2-4pm
Kapunda Plants, Kapunda, Southstoke Lane, Bath, BA2 5SH
This is not a club visit, this is the garden open day for charity. We did visit this Hellebore garden a couple of years ago and I know some of our members would like to go back.

Wednesday 5thApril
AGM (& chocolate brownies!)
at Allways, West Shepton BA4 5UH (follow sign to ‘The Barn’, park on the main road)
7.15pm-8pm tour of garden; AGM 8pm
Members £2 (non members £3) 

Saturday 8th April
Snowdrop planting ‘in the green’
Meet 10.30am in the Market Place. Bring snowdrops, gloves, a trowel and a kneeler
We will divide up into groups to plant in different areas around the town.
Members £2 (non members £3)

Friday 14th April
Open day 10.30am Pennard Plants, The Walled Gardens, East Pennard BA4 6TP
This is not a club event

Wednesday 3rd May
Midney Gardens, Mill Lane, Midney Somerton TA11 7HR
Meet in car park 6.35pm for 6.45pm start.
Members £5 (this is a subsidized price for members and(includes admission, tea/coffee and cake) (non members £10)\
Please email Angela to let her know you are going   (or not) 

 Wednesday 7 June
Tintinhull Gardens, Farm Street, Tintinhull, Nr. Yeovil BA22 8PZ
Meet in car park 6.50pm for 7pm start
Members £5 (this is a subsidized price for members) (non members £9). We need a minimum of 15 people to make this visit viable
Please email Angela to let her know you are going   (or not) 
Saturday 10thJune Collett Park day - we will have our stand selling quality hardy perennials
 

Wednesday 5thJuly
Rugg Farm, Church Street, Limington, Nr Yeovil BA22 8EQ
Meet outside at 6.50pm for 7pm start
Admission £4, plus £3 for tea/coffee or glass of wine and savoury nibbles
PLease email Angela to let her know you are going (or not) 

 

Wednesday 2ndAugust
Bishops Palace – a guided walk through the gardens
£5 
(this is a subsidized price for members)(non members £9) minimum of 15 people required
Meet at the Palace entrance 6.70 for 7pm
Please email Angela to let her know you are going (or not) 

Wednesday 6thSeptember
Harvest Show – A fun event. The categories will be:
a) 3 Fine tomatoes (can be mixed varieties)
b) 1 Beautiful beetroot
c) 1 Lovely flower in a vase
d) 3 Hens eggs
e) 1 Best squash (or overgrow courgette)
f) Bunch of 4 labelled herbs
g) The heaviest potato
h) 3 Delicious apples (or pears)
I) A basket of harvest produce
j) Vegetable animal (flowers, fruit can be used too – see great picture for inspiration online)
Set up 7-7.30pm Dusthole, Members £2 (non members £3)

Wednesday 4th October
Speaker: Greg Morter – ‘From seed to fork’ – How plants have evolved and man has adapted them.
7.30pm Dusthole, Members £2 (non members £3)

Wednesday 1stNovember
Speaker: Sally Gregson will speak about ’21st Century Cottage Gardens’- This talk is an examination of how our concept of cottage gardening has changed over the centuries and how it seems to be developing in the 21st century
7.30pm Dusthole, Members £3 (non members £5).  
We need a minimum of 15 people to attend

Wednesday 6thDecember
Christmas stars – Use willow, flax and rush to make small festive stars. (run by Wendy)
7.30pm Dusthole, Members £2 (non members £3)