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.

Officers

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 2022 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).

2022 Programme

 2nd February           English Wines and Vineyard.   Susannah Applegate

 2nd March                Introduction to Arts and Crafts and Edwardian Gardens.  Marion Dale

 6th April                   Garden Pruning – How, Why, When?  Gilly Hayward

 4th May                    Somerset Gardens and the Genius of the Place.  Abigail Willis

 6th June (Monday)   VISIT Little Yarford, Kingston St Mary

 6th July                     Dark and Desirable Plants.  Paul Green

 7th Aug (Sunday)     TEA PARTY  in member’s garden

 10th Sept (Sat)         GARDEN SHOW

 5th October              Avon Bulbs.  Mickey Little

 2nd November         AGM plus talk tbc

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