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NEWS

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TRIP TO RUDGE

June 13, 2024

Members enjoyed a trip out for our June meeting - for a fantastic tour of Carrie Packenham's herb garden.  (Further photo on Trips tab.)

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IT COULD BE YOU....

17 May, 2024

We are excited to announce two new awards at this year's show.  We are now affiliated with the National Vegetable Society and will be awarding a certificate and medal to the best exhibit.  We also have a Worshipful Company of Gardener's Diploma to award.  So do get growing and enter the show!

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SUCCESSFUL PLANT SALE

May 11, 2024

It was a hectic morning at the Market House.  Lovely sunshine, lots of plants and happy customers!  Thanks to everyone who made it such a great event! (more pictures on plant sale tab)

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE PLANT SALE?

May 11, 2024

Our annual plant sale is only a week away - held at the Market House on Saturday 11th May, from 9 until 12 noon.   Our members are getting their plants ready to bring along to sell.  Do come along to buy a few bargains, and donations of plants are always welcome.  All proceeds go to help run our club.

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MONTHLY MEETINGS

May 1, 2024

Just a quick reminder that our monthly meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month, 7pm, at Caryford Hall.  We recently had a fantastic talk by Derek Dexter on fuschias.  Some fabulous plants were available to buy.  And we had our usual 'flower of the month' competition table for members, and free plug plants were available to members (grow on and bring to our summer show).  We also launched our 2024 Show Schedule.

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ANNUAL SHOW

3 August 2024

Our 2024 schedule is now available.  So you can plan what you want to grow to enter the show!  Click on the show links at the top of the page for details of the classes and how to enter - it's fun and free!  Children bringing their entries to the show will receive a free packet of seeds.

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PLANT SALE AT THE MARKET HOUSE

11 May, 2024

It's time to start planting and lifting your plants to bring them to our fabulous plant sale in May.  All proceeds help us run our annual show and monthly meetings.  Loads of fantastic plants are usually on offer at very reasonable prices, and all grown by members and friends of the club.

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AGM AND CHRISTMAS WREATH DEMO

Nov 1, 2023

We held our annual AGM on 1 November.  As well as the usual club formalities, we held our seed swap and were treated to a demonstration of how to make a Christmas Wreath by Joy Payne.

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ANNUAL SHOW

June 25, 2023

Just a reminder that our schedule is now available.  Please do enter, we'd love to see what you have grown/made!  Click on the show links at the top of the page for details of the classes and how to enter.

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FLAG DAY!

May 30, 2023

A picture of the flag we had made as part of the Cary celebrations for the Coronation.

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PLANT SALE SUCCESS!

May 14, 2023

We had another very successful and enjoyable plant sale at the Market House on 13 May.  The proceeds will go a long way to running the club's events for the year.  So thank you to everyone who brought plants and bought plants.  Now all we need to do is get them planted!

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PLANT SALE AT THE MARKET HOUSE

13 May, 2023

It's that time of year again - time to get some plants divided and seedlings pricked out - bring them along to our annual plant sale on 13th May.  Your plant donations are always welcome, and you can grab a bargain while you are there.  The prices are very tempting!  A wide range of plants are usually available, grown by our members and friends.

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FESTIVAL OF BELLS

December 8-11 2022

With many thanks to Cas Sandy for putting together our contribution to the Cary Festival of Bells - at  All Saints' Church & Community Space.

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NEW YEAR LUNCH AT THE ORCHARD INN GALHAMPTON.

3 November 2022

The New Year Lunch will be held at the Orchard Inn, Galhampton on 21 January 2023. 


Fiona will be in touch shortly to provide all the details.  Tickets are limited, so please respond promptly if you are interested in attending.

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2022 AGM

3 November 2022

We held our AGM, Seed Exchange and Quiz night.  After a short bit of AGM business, Erica ran one of her fabulous quizzes, with a particular highlight being the identification of around 20 seed heads that she had brought along.   One lucky member won the member's prize draw for a £50 voucher.   And congratulation to Joy Payne, who won the trophy for most points in the 2022 Flower of the Month Competition.

Next month we renew our membership for 2023, and the draft programme is now on available on the drop-down menu above.


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2022 SHOW

7 August 2022

Thanks to all our exhibitors and helpers for another fantastic show at Caryford Community Hall on Saturday 6th August.  It was great to be back with a full show this year.  For details of cup and prize winners see the tab on the drop-down  menu, where you'll also see a link to photos from the show.

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2022 SHOW SCHEDULE

20 March, 2022

The Schedule for the 2022 Show is now online!  See the show tab for details and to download the schedule, or see the classes.  Entries can be made online via the website, by emailing the garden club, or giving us a paper copy!  We don't mind how you enter, but please do enter!

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MAY UPDATE

May 22, 2022

Our last meeting was a visit to the gorgeous Westbrook House in West Bradley on one of those early May evenings that fills your heart. The light and the gentle warmth held such promise of the joys to come. The garden was lovely too – with an almost adventure when we were nearly joined by the heifers next door! It's an NGS (yellow book) garden and has really earned this status.

Our next meeting is Wednesday June 1st at Caryford when Bridgit Wadey’s talk is ‘Gardening and Wildlife’. She is well qualified to talk on this subject so its promising to be a great evening.

We are having another plant sale on Jubilee Friday, June 3rd , from 2-6 at Cary Place on North Street in Castle Cary. Its part of the 15 ‘Hidden Gardens’ that are opened on that afternoon with monies raised for the Caryford Hall extension fund. There are tiny private courtyard gardens along with the larger ones. It should be a lovely afternoon so if you want inspiration or just a rest from doing your own, come along and see for yourselves.

Our August 6th Annual Show schedule is available. Its open to everyone and has a HUGE variety of classes so there really is something for everyone. Do take a look and see.

Wishing you all Happy Gardening and remember: There’s no such things as a weed, its just a wild flower that growing in the ‘wrong’ place. It doesn’t rain in pots, use a saucer and water from below. And finally that gardening is not meant to be a torture, its your garden so garden it for you. Enjoy! 

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MAY VISIT TO WESTBROOK HOUSE, WEST BRADLEY

April 27, 2022

May's meeting is no longer as stated in the printed programme because the speaker needed to change the date. So we have swapped May for June and next week is to be a garden visit instead.

We have a private visit on Wednesday May 4th to Westbrook House, West Bradley.  We will need to be there at 6.45pm to allow enough daylight to get a good hour and more to look around. Full details have been emailed to members.

See Trips page for details and photo.

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