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 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)

Saturday 6th January 2018
Rose pruning in Lizzie’s garden
10.30am £2 members, £3 non members .Address to be circulated nearer the time.
Wear warm clothes, sturdy footwear & bring gardening gloves.

Weds 7th February
Speaker from Castle gardens “Patio gardens”
7.30pm at The Dusthole,Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN
£2 members, £3 non members

Friday 16th / Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th February
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival

Weds 7th March
Speaker: Penny Richards “The importance of wildlife gardens and how best to go about creating a wildlife refuge”
7.30pm at The Dusthole, Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN
£2 members, £3 non members

Weds 4th April
AGM & talk by Ben from Shepton Chiropractors “Preventative back care”
7.30pm at The Dusthole,Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN
£2 members, £3 non members

Weds 2nd May 7pm
Visit TBC

Weds 6th June 7pm
Visit: Carymoor Environmental centre, Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary, BA7 7NR
This is a wildlife haven, we will visit the tip face, see wildflowers, wildlife … Hort Soc will provide a cake, the centre will will provide tea for a donation
Visit £5 members £7 non members, min 15 people
Directions to Carymoor: The post code for the Carymoor Environmental Centre is BA7 7NR and here is a Google map of the location. The Centre is based next to the landfill site at Dimmer near Castle Cary. Coming off the B3153 you’ll see a sign for the Dimmer landfill site and Recycling Centre. Follow this road until you come to a farm on a left hand bend and turn immediately right. You’ll see the signs here for the Dimmer site and for Carymoor. At the end of this road you’ll pass the recycling centre on your right and come to some traffic lights at the main gate of the landfill site. If the traffic lights are operating please obey them but we will arrange for a member of staff to meet you at the gate. If the gate is open go through and turn left before the weighbridge (ignore the wooden building and car park by the weighbridge – this is the landfill site operator’s offices). Follow the green arrows with Carymoor marked on them to direct you. Keep going up over the hill, past a large compost operation on your left, and at the bottom of the hill you’ll see the centre and the car park on the left hand side.