The Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society is arguably the longest running club in the village, albeit with several name changes over the years.
The Society meets on the last Friday of each month at 7.15 for 7.30 in the Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall. At most meetings there is a guest speaker covering subjects such as vegetables, flowers, bees, plants, wild flowers, gardens, etc. – look out for our posters around the village. If you want to know more about what when, where and how to grow fruit, veg, flowers, shrubs and trees and how to beat the rabbits, pigeons, foxes, slugs and snails why not come along to our friendly group for tea, coffee and a chat to like-minded fellow gardeners in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. We also organise trips to places of interest and the Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, giving us, amongst other benefits, access to personalised advice and concessions for entry to the gardens at Wisley.
We have a very interesting programme for 2015 including talks on hanging baskets, modern fruit & vegetable production, fungi, etc. We also hold Spring, Summer and Autumn Shows (at which several of the classes are open to villagers) together with a very popular plant sale on May 9th in the village hall – get some real bargains here!
For further information please call Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All this and more for an annual subscription of £8 – you really can't go wrong!
Latest news from the Society
Autumn Show: The Show was very successful, with 19 exhibitors and 107 exhibits; the Society was pleased to see an increase in visitor numbers compared with recent years. Congratulations to the prize winners, space limitations prevent us from including photos of winning entries but we rather liked David Smith’s pumpkin – fortunately we didn’t have to strengthen the village hall floor to accommodate the weight!
Church Hobbies Exhibition: Following a request from the church the Society provided a striking display at the Smeeth Church Hobbies Exhibition in September, showing fruit and veg., including a collection of badly shaped, diseased, etc., items; the exhibits attracted a great deal of attention!