Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

Plants & Gardens Society

This society organises talks on gardening topics, and some excellent expeditions.

It also provides annual catalogues from seed merchants and nurseries, and by ordering through the society, substantial discounts (30%) can be obtained.

The Society meets on the second Wednesday of every other month in winter - 7.30pm at the Community Hall.

(Trips usually leave Station Road Car park at 9am, although some more local ones may leave at 9.30am - check with Wendy)

You can see a Slideshows of the Garden Visits we carried out in the last few years - here! ENJOY.

2017 PROGRAMME:

Download a printable copy of 2017 Programme here.

February: Wed. 8th

“Herbaceous Plants for Shady Areas” - Chris Birchal Community Hall  7.30pm

April:  Mon. 3rd  9.30am

Whitstone Farm - NGS -Bovey Tracey http://www.whitstonefarm.co.uk/whitstone%20farm%20bed%20and%20breakfast%20garden.htm
Greenway (NT) – Agatha’s Christie’s home by the river Dart. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

May:  Wed. 17th 9.00am

Forest Lodge, Wincanton NGS http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=19976
Wincombe Park , Shaftesbury NGS http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=8516

June: Wed. 14th 9.00am

Cottage Row,Tarrant Gunville NGS http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=21795
Cranborne Manor http://www.cranborne.co.uk/shop-visit/the-manor-garden.html

July:  Wed. 12th 9.30am

Elder Farm ( our last Dec. speaker’s herb farm ) http://elderfarm.co.uk/
Little Yarford farmhouse , Kingston St Mary NGS http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=15247

August: Wed. 18/19th

Rosemoor is having its first RHS flower show. Tickets cannot be bought in advance but I suggest members interested put their names down and we share transport or possibly book a bus if there are enough interested.

Sept.: Wed. 13th 9.00am

Bishop’s Palace, Wells https://bishopspalace.org.uk/attractions/gardens/  

October: Wed. 11th

Annual General Meeting. Talk:  Andrew Tolman – stumperies and ferns

Dec.:  Wed. 13th

Christmas Meeting:   James Cross - Head Gardener at Wells Bishop’s Palace- talking about past/present/future of the gardens

 

Except  for  March (Mar 9.30 )  ALL  VISITS  WILL  LEAVE  AT 9.00AM.  Most visits will be £30 but May’s visit will be £40 as Pentillie charges £16.50 per head for entry /refreshments. May’s trip is also the one which involves the most walking over uneven paths. If you have a National Trust card, please bring it to all trips as we may call in to properties. 

Trips include entry, guided tours, and transport (we do not aim to raise any surplus, but simply cover costs, and if costs are lower, the trips could be charged a lesser amount). Of course, the more people who book seats to fill a coach or minibus, the cheaper it is! In order to help our administration and to avoid problems with the coach company, please book well in advance – please find a substitute if for some reason you have to cancel.

 

 


 

Shown on the right are some members of the Society being given an introductory talk at an excellent trip to the National Gardens of Wales (September 2006).

Nat. garden of Wales

 

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