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June 2019

Perennials with Peter Cantrill

20/06/2019 @ 7:30 pm
Otterford Parish Hall, Bishopswood, Bishopswood Somerset TA20 3RS + Google Map

Peter runs the wholesale nursery Dayspring Plants near Exeter, which supplies  plants to National Trust gardens, amongst others.  With a lifetime’s experience in the business, his horticultural knowledge is second to none, and the plants he brings to sell have been known to cause a rush to buy at the end of his lectures. Plants for Sale

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July 2019

Midney Gardens Visit (self-drive)

18/07/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Midney Gardens Somerton, TA11 7HR + Google Map

Opened for the first time in 2012, Midney Gardens is a lovely garden in the heart of Somerset. Its creator, Dave Chase has taken inspiration from some of the great garden designers of the past (particularly Gertrude Jekyll and Sylvia Crowe) and at the same time he has brought to it an approach which is all his own. It is a garden full of interesting and unusual planting combinations, lovely colour themes and some quirky/fun touches. The main garden comprises…

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August 2019

Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet

15/08/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kilver Court, Kilver Street
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5NF
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The visionary design influences of Mulberry founder Roger Saul can now be seen coming to fruition in his garden here at Kilver Court gardens. His unique planting schemes using colour and texture are evident in his newly redesigned 100m colourist herbaceous border, formal parterre and subtropical island. This eclectic garden is also home to one of the largest sculptures in the world, a breath-taking 15-metre-high Victorian viaduct. Explore the garden nursery which is a treasure trove of garden gifts, plants…

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Buckland St Mary Flower Show

18/08/2019
Buckland St Mary Village Hall Buckland St Mary, TA20 3SP + Google Map

For full details and schedule click  here

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September 2019

Brimsmore Garden Centre (self drive)

19/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brimsmore Garden Centre, Tintinhull Rd
Yeovil, BA21 3NU
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A bit of a mix up with our Gold Membership meant that our September meeting was at Brimsmore Garden Centre instead of as advertised. Many apologies to anyone who had been looking forward to the advertised talk. The good news is that this will now take place on November 21st (see end of article). Due to the late notice, there was only a small turnout at the Garden Centre, but the earlier starting time meant that we had the opportunity…

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October 2019

Organic Gardening and Pest Control

17/10/2019 @ 7:30 pm
Otterford Parish Hall, Bishopswood, Bishopswood Somerset TA20 3RS + Google Map

Our October meeting was about organic gardening and pest control and we were very pleased to welcome Paul Hending as our speaker. A quick show of hands proved that most members were already trying to garden with the least impact on the environment, but we are always ready to learn more. Gardeners today are much more likely to be organic and to avoid adding inorganic chemicals to the soil. We lighten up our heavy clay soils with well-rotted farmyard manure…

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November 2019

Shrubs for Flower Arrangers

21/11/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Buckland St Mary Village Hall Buckland St Mary, TA20 3SP + Google Map
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December 2019

**CANCELLED ** Quiz and Social Evening (due to General Election)

12/12/2019 @ 7:30 pm
Otterford Parish Hall, Bishopswood, Bishopswood Somerset TA20 3RS + Google Map

Sadly, because a general election has been sprung on us, we are having to cancel our meeting in December and with it our eagerly anticipated seasonal social and quiz. I wish all gardening readers a very Happy Christmas and a productive New Year.   Pauline Bartlett

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January 2020

Attracting Wildlife to your Garden

16/01/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Buckland St Mary Village Hall Buckland St Mary, TA20 3SP + Google Map

Join retired agricultural scientist and keen local gardener Julie Steed for an evening talk about wildlife and the fascinating creatures that inhabit our gardens. Learn about the growing importance of gardens for British wildlife and how we can increase the wildlife value of our gardens still further.

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February 2020

Planning a Border

20/02/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Otterford Parish Hall, Bishopswood, Bishopswood Somerset TA20 3RS + Google Map

The principles behind designing a border with practical tips and a live demonstration of putting together a border*   *and don't miss our Brimsmore Garden Centre visit in April where you can purchase all the  plants for your new border - 25% discount on all full price purchases with free delivery

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March 2020

**CANCELLED** Ponds and Water Features with Jenny Short……We hope to reschedule in the Autumn

19/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Buckland St Mary Village Hall Buckland St Mary, TA20 3SP + Google Map

     

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April 2021

Brimsmore Garden Centre visit

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brimsmore Garden Centre, Tintinhull Rd
Yeovil, BA21 3NU
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Well it’s here; the moment we have all been waiting for................. Members of the Yarty Gardening Club will at last be able to meet up on the 15th of April! Brimsmore Garden Centre will be open for an ‘after hours’ exclusive shopping experience. Sadly, we will not be able to have a talk this time, but from 6pm until 8pm we will be able to meet up with our gardening friends again, while we browse the lovely spring plants at…

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May 2021

Forde Abbey Visit – CHANGE OF DATE!

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Forde Abbey, Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
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Due to the adverse weather forecast on Thursday 20th we are changing the date of our visit A great opportunity to catch up with your gardening buddies and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Forde Abbey.  Join us on May 27th at 2pm for a breath of fresh air and some gardening inspiration. Home to the highest powered fountain in the country, the award-winning gardens include topiary lined vistas, colourful herbaceous borders, an arboretum, a bog garden, which together with swathes…

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June 2021

An afternoon visit to South Wood Farm, Cotleigh

June 17 @ 1:20 pm - 4:00 pm
South Wood Farm EX14 9HU, Cotleigh
Honiton, Devon EX14 9HU United Kingdom
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  Designed by renowned Arne Maynard around a C17 thatched farmhouse, this country garden exemplifies how contemporary design can be integrated into a traditional setting. Herbaceous borders, roses, yew topiary, knot garden, wildflower meadows, orchards, lean-to greenhouses and a mouthwatering kitchen garden create an unforgettable sense of place. Rare opportunity to visit this garden in all its glory.   Meet at 1.20pm in the car park. Cost £6.00 per person  South Wood Farm Cotleigh Honiton Devon EX14 9HU  

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July 2021

Afternoon visit to Goren Farm

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Georgian house and walled gardens, with 50 acres of natural species rich wild flower meadows. Open through the NGS scheme  @ £5 per person. We will have a guided tour of the gardens and wildflower meadows followed by the opportunity to enjoy a Devon cream tea (extra charge)  This is a self drive event. Meet in the car park at 1.50pm Goren farm. Stockland, Honiton. EX14 9EN A Brief history Goren Farm has been in the family since 1955 and…

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