2022 PLATINUM JUBILEE YEAR – 70 YEARS AS A SOCIETY SINCE 1952

The Society is planning on holding a 70th Jubilee celebration at Beckminster Church Hall on Saturday 12th between 11.00 and 1.00. If any current or past members who have some memorabilia such as Show schedules, old photographs, newspaper cuttings then we would like to see them.


Our next event will be a talk by Samantha Hopes on “Plants with a story” to be held at Beckminster Church Hall on Weds May 11th at 7.00pm. Further information on the Progamme page.


At the April AGM the Society chose the occasion to award Phil Healey the title of Honorary President in recognition of his 50 years membership of the society. During that time Phil has served on various committees over the years and helped the Society out in many ways, including on three separate instances when it was necessary to find new premises.


The Tender Shoots Garden Network have decided not to hold any further talks over the summer period but have announced preliminary details of talks from September onwards. Details on the Tender Shoots page.


Time to start planning for the Annual Show on Saturday 10th September. Specifications for the shows are on the Annual Show page.

Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted a couple of Society trips have been arranged for the summer. Full details on the Society Trips page.

Membership for 2022 is now due for payment. Payment can be made at Beckminster Church Hall at the April meeting but alternative arrangements are also still in place. Please refer to the Contact us/Membership page.

ONLINE COMPETITIONS The winners of the April competition have now been announced and details of the May competition released. All details are on the ONLINE COMPETITION page.

Summer’s on its way

As bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can take softwood cuttings. It’s also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures this month brings ….. The Royal Horticultural Society and BBC Gardeners World website give reminders of jobs that need doing this month.

We are an active society promoting a range of different activities for everyone interested in gardening. We normally host monthly talks provided by gardening experts. Details of talks for 2022 are under the Programme page. Details of any visits arranged will be found under Society Trips .

So if you enjoy gardening or simply interested in it- It’s fun and inexpensive to join us. Membership details are on the Membership page along with details of member discounts available at local retailers/nurseries. A map showing how to find us at Beckminster Church Hall and meeting times are shown on the Find us pages.

The Gallery and Links page also has some tips for gardening and links to the Plant Hunters Fair and Shropshire Historic Churches open gardens website for gardeners looking for plants at reasonable prices and with expert advice available. The 2022 calendar for plant fairs can also be accessed through our Gallery and Links page for anybody interested in buying more specialist and unusual plants.

New members and visitor are always welcome. Talks are free to members and £4 to non members.

Get in touch today!

For all general enquiries, Telephone: Caroline 01902 713970 or email: wolverhamptonhortsoc@gmail.com

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