Newsletter - Spring 2024

Plant Growing Competition

We will be running a plant growing competition for fun, this year, The Gold Club are kindly supplying some plug plant Fuchsias, for us to grow.  These will be available at our April meeting. 


Monday 8th April 6.00pm – Brimsmore Garden Centre – Tintinhull Road BA21 3NU

  • Discount shopping night, short talk, tea and coffee.
  • 25% discount
  • Sign up tonight
  • Make own way or car share

Wednesday 1st May RHS Rosemore

  • All day visit by coach
  • Few places left
  • Cost approximately £20

Friday 2nd August Taunton Flower Show

  • Sign up now for discount tickets
  • £18.00 per person – non group £25 per person
  • Make your own way there or car share

Wednesday 7th August  - Burrow Farm Gardens

  • All day visit with coach

The Garden Patch Afternoon Bash – Sunday 19th May

So please get propagating for this to help us raise funds.


Our aim is to run this again at the Baltonsborough show, so please bring any items that will be suitable for the tombola.

What’s app group

For convenience of communication, we have a Garden Club What’s App group, I know that many members use this phone app.  If you would like to be added to this group, put your name and mobile number on the sign-up sheet. 

This will be for Garden Club Members and can be used for the following:

  • Checking on meeting times and speakers
  • Asking Garden Questions that other members will be able to answer
  • Leaving feedback about meetings or speakers
  • Leaving suggestions for future speaker.

If you do not use What’s app there will still be a Newsletter and information on the village hall web site

2024 Programme




7th February

Chris Smith

Pennard Plants

Natural Pest and Disease Control

6th March

Dave Usher


Herbaceous Plants

3rd April

Speaker from Gold Club

Castle Nursery Sherbourne

Container Gardening

8th April


Discount Shopping and Talk

6.00 pm Brimsmore Garden Centre Yeovil

Make your own way

1st May

Visit to RHS Rosemoor

All day - Coach

19th May

The Garden Patch Afternoon Bash

Plant Sale 1.00pm – 5.00pm Village Hall

5th June

Micky Little


3rd July

Nigel Hewitt - Copper

RHS Gold Award Winner

An Introduction to Carnivorous Plants

2nd August


Visit to Taunton Flower Show

We will purchase tickets as a group

Make your own way or Car share

7th August

Visit to Burrow Farm Gardens

All Day by Coach

4th September

Julie Haylock

Garden Design

2nd October

Jane Lyndsay

RHS National Collection Holder

Climbing Plants

6th November

Howard Burnett

Growing Orchids

4th December

Christmas Social and Quiz

Discounts for members

  • Sweet Acre Nursery: Glastonbury

This nursery at both their sites, Glastonbury and Street will be offering our members 5% discount, you will need to show your Garden Club membership card, (ask Iris if you have not got one) on the following:

Plants, compost, Hanging Baskets, Sundries etc


Club Chair