Sedgemoor Gardens Club

Sedgemoor Gardens Club is a club for all those in the Langport area who are interested in growing plants and gardening. During the autumn/winter months (September - April) we meet once a month, on the second Tuesday, in All Saints Hall in Langport.  We have a speaker every month (except in December when we have our Christmas buffet party and quiz) and they usually start talking about 7.40 pm. Before the talk we gather from 7pm onwards to chat and take part in monthly competitions. We also have regular  seed swops and plant sales. After the talk there is time for a further chat over tea/coffee and biscuits and often a chance to buy plants from our speaker.

In March we hold our Spring Daffodil Festival in Long Sutton Village Hall. This is always a feast for the eyes, with the hall full of beautiful daffodils, tulips and sweet smelling hyacinths, as well as cakes and preserves. Although only members can enter the show, our judges are always impressed by the standard of our entries and have commented that some of our entries which fail to win prizes would in fact be prize winners in some much larger shows!

 In 2020 our discount evening at Brimsmore Garden Centre, with 25% off everythi ng) will be in June.  We are members of the Gardens Group (Brimsmore is one of their garden centres) Gold Club and as such get discounts and special offers  on many plants and gardening items during the year. We have changed this event from our usual May slot as we are planning a coach trip to Exbury Gardens in May, to catch the wonderful rhodendendrons and azalias there in full bloom. A get-yourself-there trip is yet to be organised for July 2020, but we are thinking of The Newt Garden near Bruton as a likely venue.

 

Our AGM is in September, followed by a short talk. We are a friendly bunch and would love to see some new faces so if you are interested, please contact our Secretary to find out more, or, from September to April, just turn up at All Saints Hall on the second Tuesday of the month between 7 and 7.30pm. 

The cost of a year's single membership, payable in September, is £15, (£25 per couple). Members also buy a lucky ticket, which then goes in the draw for a £5 garden token, at each of our meetings, and these fees allow us to pay for a wide range of interesting speakers. Non-members/visitors - £3 entrance fee.

 

COMMITTEE

Chairman:   Dr. Peter Goodenough 

Treasurer:    Mr David Geach

Secretary:    Mrs Jean White 

Committee:    Mrs Elaine Douglas, Mrs Barbara Elliot,  Mrs Sylvia Goodenough, Mrs Anne Geach, Mrs Joan Tipping, Mr John Tipping

CONTACTS:

Secretary:    Mrs Jean White  email: jeanmariewhite@hotmail.co.uk