Gardening Club

The first thing you need to know is that you don’t have to be a gardening expert to join the club, just have an interest in plants and gardens. 

The gardening club meets on the first Wednesday of most months in the village hall. For a small fee of £15 per year you will receive a programme of speakers and organised visits. Our speakers are of good quality and cover a range of gardening topics usually based upon their own extensive experience. 

Most years we hold a show which is open to everyone.  There are 5 sections -vegetables, flowers, fruit (including jams), cookery, crafts and a section for children. Exhibits are judged by experienced outside judges and points awarded. The entrant with the most points for each section is awarded a cup which they keep for a year. After judging, the show is open for viewing. There is always a great atmosphere and refreshments to enjoy.    

We also challenge entrants to grow a seed potato in the great Potato Challenge. The winner is the entrant with the highest weight of potatoes on the day of the show.

The club has a mix of experienced, enthusiastic members or those who just enjoy being in their garden.


Chairman: Stephen Pearce

Secretary: Chris Martin

Treasurer: Wendy Berry

Committee Members: Officers named above plus Fiona Pearce, Richard Currie, Mandy Boyd.

As can be seen from the 2023 diary of events, Sampford Brett Gardening Club is a flourishing club within the village that offers a wide and varied programme from February through to November. Unless specified otherwise, meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall. Members and non-members are most welcome as well as those from within the village and surrounding area.

For more information, please contact Steve (01984 633391)or Chris (01984 248618).

2023 Programme

February 1st         A World under our Feet                                Sally Nex

March 1st             Cornish Seascape Gardens                         Richard Harvey

April 5th                Lavender - the forgotten herb                      Carole Hamblin

May 3rd                Glorious Gardens, a gardener’s choice       Andrew Tolman

June 6th (Tuesday)    Garden visit to Post Box Cottage, West Bagborough

July 5th                 Something old, something new and some weird bits too!!! Paul Green

July 15th (Saturday) Flower Show

August  (Date tbc)  Afternoon tea in a member’s garden.

September 6th        The Seed Detective                                  Adam Alexander

October 4th            Steart and the Somerset Levels         Nigel Phillips

November 1st         AGM and speaker tbc

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