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The aims of the society are to promote all aspects of gardening from the smallest of front gardens, to the largest of plots, kitchen garden or allotment. Gardeners who also have a wish to show the results of their efforts in the twice yearly village shows are encouraged to do so. Help and support is offered to those who need advice. We as a society also organise some events, which are not directly connected to gardening but are fun.

The society has been going for a very long time, about one hundred and twenty years in fact, with breaks only during the time of the two world wars. Like all organisations it needs new faces and ideas, to keep it thriving and vibrant. If you have a love of gardening in any form please join and take part in the activities on offer.

 


 

 

Every year two shows are held, one in spring about the first Saturday in April and the other on the first Saturday in October. There are classes for flowers, vegetables, fruit, cookery, handicrafts and photography; these depend on the season of the year.

Two plant sales with coffee mornings are also held, one in spring and the other in the autumn, the money raised from these events is used to support the two shows.

 


 

 

 

A garden walk is arranged, during summer, to a local garden within about twenty miles of the village, with members making their way to the venue in their own transport.

 If any entry money is asked for on these visits, this then goes' to charity.

 


 

 An all in garden themed holiday is arranged every year, with visits to gardens arranged on most days and also with spare time for sightseeing

 


 

 

  Membership secretary Trina Butcher tel 01245380532.

 For any information regarding the society please contact.           Mr C Emberson            cliveemberson@tiscali.co.uk

 

The 2017 Yearbook has been completed, and is now available online by clicking here

 

To join the society please go to Upsons Farm Shop, at Ivy Barns Farm.

Fill in the form available at the counter, and after paying the joining fee you will receive a Year book and membership card.

After reading through the book please come to the events, and also enter something in the flowershows to keep the shows going.

  

The Spring Show is on Sat 1st April at the Village Hall

Please be aware that the entries are being taken at the Library in The Street.

Wednesday 29th March 7pm - 9pm

 

 

 

 

Website last updated 18/3/2017

 

 

Contact Information

48 St Andrews Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 2EL

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