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 an old favourite, Philip Aubury. Philip has delivered a number of talks in previous years on a wide range of subjects based on his years of experience at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This month’s topic was “Keep them in shape – Pruning” where Philip detailed the Why, When, How and What of pruning. Philip accompanied his talk with a range of the tools he uses in pruning with practical examples of how to use them. Pruning of all types of plants from fruit to decorative shrubs were covered with clear and informative explanations. The talk was to his usual very high standard with plenty of interesting facts and information interspersed with his usual humour and enthusiasm.

The next event to be held at Beckminster Church Hall will be the Annual Show on Saturday 10th September with staging on the day from 9.00am to 11.30am and then open to the public at 2.00pm for refreshments and viewing at 2.30pm. 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.


ONLINE COMPETITIONS The winning entries for the July Border competition have now been uploaded and the details of the August competition announced. All details are on the ONLINE COMPETITION page.

Late Summer

August is usually one of the hottest months of the year – making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they’ve finished flowering.

. ….. 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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