TRIPS AND VISITS

The club has occasional trips and visits

 
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TRIP TO BLACK SHED FLOWERS

June 26, 2019

On 26th June the Garden Club had an afternoon trip, kindly arranged by one of our members,  to the Black Shed Flower Farm. The sun came out for us at 2pm and shone ever after!  The owner, Paul Strickland, gave us a couple of hours tour of their astonishing fields of flowers and then tea and biscuits in their drying shed/grain silo/office. The energy of the couple who run it was extraordinary. A couple of acres of flowers and expanding to fulfil the orders from florists and weddings and passers-by. He is now booked as our speaker for February 2020 when he can explain to all of us his whole project and vision.

 
They are open to passing trade should you wish to get a beautiful bunch of seasonal, locally grown flowers. They are just outside Sherborne in the same site as the Toy Barn. Highly recommend.

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OPEN GARDEN

August 11, 2019

Two of our members opened their garden to fellow members of the garden club on 11th August.   Members were able to enjoy a walk around the garden and see over 300 dahlias in full bloom.  We had heavy downpours during the afternoon - the first heavy rain for three months!  But this didn't dampen our enthusiasm, and simply gave more opportunity to drink tea and eat the delicious cakes baked by our members!