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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Mid Devon Show Planning Meeting

Ideas are now being gathered for the Club's annual exhibit in the Garden & Flower Marquee at Mid Devon Show on Saturday 24th July.

The theme of the show and the marquee is Grassland. Anyone who can help or has any ideas please use the contact us feature at the top of the page.

There is a planning meeting on Tuesday 6th April.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

March talk - A Victorian Walled Garden

Chris Smith from Pennard Plants, near Shepton Mallet visited the Club to give an interesting talk about Tales from a Victorian Walled Garden. His nursery is based in the walled garden of Pennard House in the village of Pennard, Somerset.

He told of how the garden would have been run in Victorian times, how it was run by the head gardener and a large team of staff. He told tales of how they used to get the best produce, fruit, vegetables and flowers and amusing stories of how they used to catch mice and prolong the life of a bunch of grapes. He also stated how he had discovered the garden after many years of neglect and transformed into a working nursery.

He brought plants for sale and chatted to members and answered questions.