Garden Society

The Society was formed many years ago and currently has 30 members.  We meet in the village Memorial Hall on the second Wednesday  most months of  the year.  Meetings start at 7.30 pm and after a presentation by a guest speaker refreshments are served.

Guest speakers cover all aspects of horticulture and nature and recent subjects have included roses; camellias; clematis;  carnivorous and herbaceous plants; organic gardens;  vegetables and many others.  Owls; other birds; bees and garden worms have also been featured.

In addition there have been ‘garden’ talks including Lukesland; Torre Abbey; Dartington and The Keukenhoff.    Coach trips have included Rosemoor; Kilver Court; Wells Priory and Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Swannery among many others.

There is a Mini Garden Show every August which is combined with a Dutch Supper and an annual New Year’s Lunch usually held at Dainton Golf Course.

New members and visitors are very welcome.   Annual membership is £4 per person and there is a £2 entrance charge (£3 for visitors) to each meeting.

For more information please contact:-

Christine Ashton  (Secretary)                  01626 364543  or

Richard Fitzgerald  (Chairman)             01626 337814


OGWELL GARDEN SOCIETY PROGRAMME FOR 2018

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP £4pp   ENTRANCE FEE £2pp or £3pp non members

7.30pm in OGWELL MEMORIAL HALL

WED 14TH FEB      A.G.M followed by a talk on ‘EXPLORING TURKEY’ by

NORMAN MAUDSLEY (donation to air ambulance)

WED 14TH MARCH   ILLUSTRATED TALK BY JEREMY WILSON ON ‘THE SCENTED GARDEN’

WED 11TH APRIL      ANGELA DODD-CARTER ON ‘THE NEW DISCOVERIES AND DEVELOPMENTS AT THE ITALLIAN GARDENS AT IPPLEPEN

WED 9TH MAY            ROGER AVERY SPEAKING ON ‘WORMS IN THE GARDEN’

WED 13TH JUNE         PETER BURKE OF FERMOYS ‘HERBACEOUS PLANTS’

SAT 23RD JUNE         OGWELL FETE   – PLANT STALL

WED 11TH JULY       COACH TRIP TO ABBOTSBURY TROPICAL GARDENS AND SWANNERY FULL DAY

WED 8TH AUG         MINI SHOW FOLLOWED BY a DUTCH SUPPER

WED 12TH SEPT     DENNIS BALSDON ON ‘CARNIVOROUS PLANTS’

WED 10TH OCT       MANDY BARBER ON ‘INCREDIBLE   VEGETABLES’

 WED 14TH NOV     PAULA STEER ‘FROM LILYWARNE WOOL’

WED 12TH DEC       SUSAN HARLE  ‘TALK ON BEES’ + PRODUCE FOR SALE

WED 9TH JAN          NEW YEAR LUNCH AT DAINTON

DETAILS ON  01626 364543

You will find the most recent updates and information posted below!

Report of 8th August Meeting

The members gathered on Wed 8th Aug for our Mini Show and Dutch Supper. It was a very good turnout with good variety of flowers on show. The evening started with a warm welcome from Richard Fitzgerald who went on to say what a great success the coach trip had been to Abbotsbury gardens and …

11th August 2018

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