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 2019

WED 13TH MARCH ‘THE WONDERS OF SPRING’  7.30pm BY TERRY UNDERHILL

WED 10TH APRIL ‘THE GREEN HEART PROJECT IN COCKINGTON’ 7.30pm BY HANNAH WORTHINGTON

WED 15TH MAY  ALL DAY COACH TRIP TO MINTERNE HOUSE AND GARDENS 8.30am

WED 12TH JUNE  ‘LILIES AND MORE’ BY JULIAN SUTTON  7.30pm

SAT 22ND JUNE    OGWELL FETE   PLANT STALL  NOON.

WED 10TH JULY EVENING VISIT TO QUARRY FARM – SEE HOW AQUAPONICS WORK  7pm

WED 14TH AUG   MINI SHOW FOLLOWED BY DUTCH SUPPER  7.30pm

FRI 6TH SEP.  AFTERNOON VISIT TO CADHAY MANNOR AND GARDENS INCL AFTERNNOON TEA 1.30pm

WED 9TH OCT  ‘THE IMMORTAL GARDNER’ BY ALI MARSHALL 7.30pm

WED 13TH NOV    ‘THE SLAVE TRADE’  BY JEREMY WILSON 7.30pm

WED 11TH DEC       ‘CHRISTMAS PLANTS BY PETER BURKE 7.30pm

WED 15TH JAN 2020 NEW YEAR LUNCH AT DAINTON 12.30pm

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

MEETINGS START 7.30pm in OGWELL MEMORIAL HALL (UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE)

ALL ENQUIRIES TO CHRISTINE ASHTON (SECRETARY) on  01626 364543

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

OGWELL GARDEN SOCIETY  REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019.

On Wed 14th August the society met for their annual mini show and Dutch Supper. There was a good turn out of exhibits considering the dreadful weather we have been having and a wonderful buffet put on by the members.

The competition winners were; a) Single stem rose – Jim Holme. b) Vase of garden flowers; Laura Stinchcombe. c) Single stem any flower; Richard Fitzgerald d) 3 tomatoes; Margaret Hadley (see photo) Each winner won a £5 garden voucher and there was also a garden quiz and a raffle, a very enjoyable evening all round.

Richard Fitzgerald reminded the group of our forth coming trip to Cadhay Manor and gardens on Friday 6th Sept at 1.30pm. A self-drive trip with requests taken for anyone wanting a lift at a cost of £12pp to include a guided tour of the house and gardens and a cream team. Anyone wishing for more information please contact Chris sec. on 364543.

He also told the group about our participation in the Village Celebrations taking part on Sunday 8th SEPT. We will be represented at the church service and will hold a mini show table for anyone to enter in the Marquee on the green from 12noon. The categories are 1) VASE OF GARDEN FLOWERS 2) SINGLE STEM ANY FLOWER 3) HEAVIEST MARROW AND 4) FOR CHILDREN– A FRUIT/ VEGETABLE ANIMAL. There will be prizes.

Contact Richard Fitzgerald on 337814 for any further information

 

The Annual membership fee is due still at £4pp a great bargain, so come along and meet a very friendly group of fellow gardeners. For more information contact Christine Ashton sec.  tel 364543 or Richard Fitzgerald chairman tel. 337814.

 

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