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August 2019

Buckland St Mary Flower Show

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

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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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September 2021

Burrow Hill Cider Farm

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday 16th September will find us touring the orchards, watching the cider apple harvest at Burrow Hill Cider Farm The farm in Somerset sits among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider for over 200 years. In 1989 they were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license. They have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since. In the autumn over forty varieties of vintage…

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October 2021

Wilder Buckland

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Otterford Parish Hall, Bishopswood., Bishopswood Somerset TA20 3RS + Google Map

Jolyon  Chesworth from the Wider Buckland Group will be talking to us about the Wilder Buckland community group. This group, for the Parish of Buckland St Mary, aims to carry out local practical actions to support wildlife and the wider environment in the area. You may have seen the recent article in the CBO News talking about their acheivements so far and their plans for the future. Do come along to learn about this relatively new group and how you…

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November 2021

Christmas Wreath making demonstration with Angie from Cottage Flowers

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Buckland St Mary Village Hall Buckland St Mary, TA20 3SP + Google Map

Everyone is welcome at our Christmas Wreath making demonstration with Angie from Cottage Flowers in Ilminster.  As well as a Christmas Wreath, Angie will show us how to create some beautiful festive table decorations and other items to adorn your house and home over the Christmas  period. There will be an opportunity to purchase wreath making supplies from Angie or order one of her wreath kits  https://www.cottageflowersandmore.co.uk/  

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