The Somerfords Garden Club is a friendly and sociable club covering both Great and Little Somerford. We also welcome anyone from the surrounding villages and Malmesbury.
We meet in Little Somerford Village Hall at 7:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month and enjoy a wide range of speakers on all aspects of gardening and related topics.
We hold a very popular Club Show in July, plus a Summer lunch and Winter social.
We also organise an annual coach holiday, usually a short break of 3 – 5 nights where we visit a wide variety of gardens.
We generally travel in the UK but have also visited France, Holland and Ireland.
Our annual membership subscription is only £8, and visitors are welcome to attend a meeting for £2.
Details of our meetings are published every month in The Signpost.
Please contact Diane Beverley (01666 824182) if you would like any further information.
Somerfords Garden Club Programme 2014
Thursday, April 17th
Annual General Meeting
followed by Local Folklore by Stuart Frayling
Thursday, May 15th
by Jenny Tidmen from Nurden’s Nursery
Saturday, May 17th
Brinkworth & Dauntsey Garden Club Plant Sale – Village Hall, Brinkworth
Thursday, June 12th (note 2nd Thursday not 3rd)
The Lavender Farm at Ashcroft Nurseries – Kingstcote, Tetbury
Self drive, talk and tour around the specialist Lavender and Buddleja nursery
Wednesday, June 18th
Club outing to Highgrove Gardens
Saturday, July 19th
Garden Club Show
Entries are anonymous unless placed
Sunday, July 20th
Club outing to Wisely RHS Garden – Woking, Surry
Saturday, August 23th from noon
Club Lunch at Street Farm
by kind permission of Diane Sharp
Thursday, September 18th
On our doorstep – local hidden gems
by Andrew Tollman
Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th September (tbc)
Club outing to Malvern RHS Autumn Show
Thursday, October 16th 2014
by Dan Brown from the Met Office
Thursday, November 20th 2014
Join us for “seasonal refreshment” and entertainment
There is no meeting in December
Somerfords Garden Club Programme 2015
Thursday, January 15th
by John Rippon our local apiarist
Thursday, February 19th
Hens in the Garden
by Charlotte Popescu – Gardener and author
Thursday, March 19th
The Kitchen Garden
by Jane Moore – Head Gardener at The Priory Hotel, Bath
Thursday, April 16th
The Annual General Meeting
followed by Herbs from a Wiltshire Farmhouse by Dorothy Whittle – Starveall Farm, Sheldon
Do you want to contribute to the content of this page?
Do you have an interest in Gardening or the Free Garden Allotments?
Do you want to pass on any Gardening tips to both the village and outside world?
Do you have any photographs of your flowers or veg you would like to see on the site?
Allotment Gardens Great Somerford – Arthur Scott – 01249 720598
Allotment Gardens Little Somerford – 01666 822382
Allotment Gardens Seagry – Derek Kemp – 01249 721335
Gardening Club – Diane Beverley – 01666 824182
If you would like a copy of both the BBC Gardener’s Question Time Recordings to celebrate 200 years of Great Somerford Free Gardens, then please contact Jon Bunston. Copies will be in MP3 format (80MB file) and can be burnt onto a CD.
200 Years Free Gardens -Daily Telegraph
200 Years Free Gardens – The Sun
200 Years Free Gardens -The Metro
Greenfingers web blog
Short History of Allotments
Gazette & Herald 8th May 2009
Malmesbury Gardening Club January Newsletter