Our Programme
Winter meetings are held 7.30 – 9pm ish at the The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF
Garden visit times are detailed below

All welcome, members £2, non members £4. (Annual membership January – December £6).

Feel free to bring ‘surplus quality garden produce’ to sell & donate proceeds to our club, we aim to promote enthusiasm for gardening and quality produce!

Wednesday 9thJanuary 2019
Speaker: Malcolm from The Gardens Group  ‘Medicinal Plants
7.30pm at The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF
£2 members (£4 non members)

Wednesday 16th& 17thFebruary 2019
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival at various venues in Shepton Mallet
www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk

Saturday 9th March 2019
Dive into Dahlias” – A lecture and book signing by Naomi Slade plus Dahlia propagation demos
10.30 coffee, 11am Lecture, 12-12.30 Questions & book signing, 12.30-1 Propagation demonstration
St. Paul’s School hall, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LA   £4 to members and EMGC  (£8 non members)

Saturday 16th March 2019
Propagation practical for Collett Park plant sale.
10.30-11.30am Whitstone Allotments.  Bring warm clothes, a garden fork, a clump of herbaceous perennials you would like to divide and a few 2-3 litre pots.  And a flask of hot drink!
£2 members (£4 non members)

Wednesday 3rdApril 2019
AGM & seed (or seedling) share
7.30pm at The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF
£2 members (£4 non members)

Wednesday 1stMay 2019
Visit to Miller’s House at Nunney - Mostly a perennial garden, terraced borders, rockeries, large romantic mill pond and wild area designed for butterfly attraction and perfume, areas to sit and enjoy views of garden. Also a terraced veg patch and small modern sculptures. Caution needed around mill pond steps and paths, stout footwear advisable.
The Miller’s House, 17 Horn Street, Nunney BA11 4NP.   3m SW of Frome off the A361
£3 members (£5 non members)  Tea and coffee on arrival

Wednesday 5thJune 2019
Visit to Westbrook House. 
4 acres comprising 3 distinct gardens with formal layout around the house, leading to meadow and orchard with spring bulbs, species roses and lilacs.
Westbrook House, West Bradley BA6 8LS. 4m E of Glastonbury
£5 to members (this is a subsidised price) (£8 to non members), includes a glass of wine.

Saturday 8thJune – Collett Park day – Plant stall selling quality plants grown by members
We need volunteers to donate quality plants and help man the stall through the day please, it is a good social day and a good opportunity to learn more about plants

Wednesday 3rdJul2019
Visit to  Elmcroft garden.  Stunning views, series of rooms, winner of Glastonbury in Bloom 2017.
11 The Roman Way, Glastonbury BA6 8AB
£3 to members (£5 non members)  6.50pm for 7pm

Deadline for submissions to Mid Somerset Show 2nd August.  Entry forms are available from the Tourist Information Office, Shepton Mallet

Wednesday 7thAugust  2019– Flower crowns & refreshments on allotments by Bowling Green. 7pm
Please bring a bunch of flowers from your garden, we will provide the rest of the materials for crown making
£2 members (£4 non members)

Mid Somerset Show – enter the horticultural section – your cut Dahlia stems and your white Pelargonium
Shepton Horticultural Society are proud to announce that they are sponsoring two cash prizes in the Dahlia under 18 and over 18 categories

Wednesday 4thSeptember 2019 – Autumn Show 

People’s choice judging of:
a) 3 fine tomatoes
b) 1 lovely flower in a vase
c) 1 oversized vegetable or fruit (e.g longest bean, biggest potato, giant courgette…)
d) 3 delicious apples or pears (or other top fruit)
e) a small basket of garden produce (less than 3 different types)
f) a basket of garden produce (more than 3 types)
g) vegetable animal or beast (flowers and fruit can also be used)
h) home baking and preserves (these will be judged on visual appearance and taste)
i) White Pelargonium in a pot (prize for best and prize for least loved !)
Set up 6.45pm for 7.30 judging at The Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF
£2 members (£4 non members)

Tuesday 24th September 2019
Eve Tigwell: ‘Garden Birds’
This is an East Mendip Gardening Club event, 7.30pm Oakhill Village Hall

Wednesday 2ndOctober
Talk by Alan Eason “Water in Gardens”
7.30pm The  Thatched Cottage, 63-67 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF
£2 members (£4 non members)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Katherine Kear: ‘Flower arranging from the garden’
This is an East Mendip Gardening Club event, 7.30pm Oakhill Village Hall 

Wednesday 6thNovember – We will join East Mendip Garden Club in Oakhill for their talk on 26th November (see below).  Contact us should you wish to arrange a lift there

Tuesday 26th November 2019
Talk by Micky Little*: ‘Bulbs and their selection with a touch of Chelsea’
This is an East Mendip Gardening Club event, 7.30pm Oakhill Village Hall
* Micky Little was on our GQT panel at the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival 2019, a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker