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 last event was a talk by Samantha Hopes on “Plants with a story”. This was Samantha’s first visit to the Society and she gave a wide ranging and fascinating talk on the stories behind many plants. Ranging from pre-historic plants to plant hunters various calamities and an insight into dangerous plants – with an eye opening revelation that carrots are the UK’s most dangerous plants.
The next event to be held at Beckminster Church Hall will be on Weds July 13th at 7.00pm. When an old favourite, Don Witton, returns to the Society to give a talk on People, Places, Pleasure and Passion. 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 monthly meetings but alternative arrangements are also still in place. Please refer to the Contact us/Membership page.
Summer has arrived
This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you’ll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using grey water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.
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.
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