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Shepton Horticultural Society

July 3rd

    Chrissy’s Garden A visit to the garden of a local member. A Summer Social for members in her beautiful garden in Shepton . There will be refreshments, a talk and bee safari with bee expert and author Jean Vernon. addictedtobees.com Members £5

    Lady Farm Garden

    August 7th

      Garden Visit to Lady Farm Gardens, Chelwood, Bristol, BS39 4NN Members £5 Non members £10 plus £4 extra if you would like tea and cake www.ladyfarm.com 12 acres of gardens planted with trees and shrubs, Lawns were sown and naturally undulating landscape. Also ‘prairie’ and ‘steppe’ style plantingprovide an array of striking colours along with the Hosta walk, cottage garden and wildflowermeadow. The accidental discovery of spring water triggered the creation of the lakes, dramatic ravine andwaterfall inspiring the innovative planting and plethora of colour throughout the seasonsThe garden is home to wildlife and many species of birds; our local ornithologist hasrecorded 125 to date. The lakes provide a sanctuary for the resident swans.

      September 4th

        Harvest Festival – The Thatched Cottage Sharing our successes (and commiserating over failures) in the garden this year. A fun evening. Classes will be listed nearer the date.

        October 2nd

          Sally Nex – A WORLD UNDER OUR FEET We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about what goes on in the soil under our feet. Yet your garden soil underpins everything you do: it governs how your plants grow, which plants will thrive in your garden, and what pests and diseases you’re most likely to come across. Learn to look after it and treat it with the respect it deserves, and your garden will thrive. This talk is a peep into a magical world in which plants ‘talk’ to each other and ants are giants. I’ll also let you know how you can best look after your soil so it can look after your plants. Following the slideshow, I can also demonstrate how to carry out a basic soil test – with the chance for club members to get their soil tested, too 7.30 The Thatched Cottage

          November 6th

            Stephen Fry ‘Slightly Naughty Plants’ 7.30 The Thatched Cottage