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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.

We are back at 'The Barlow in October'  



We are a friendly and very active society in the North West of England, located in a small village between Bolton and Blackburn, but with members attending our meetings from a 20 mile radius.

We have meetings most months of the year (see Programme), together with day and evening visits to gardens large and small. Every summer, many of our members and friends take part in our long weekend mini-holiday, visiting gardens in other parts of the country.

Our big event of the year is the Annual Show, which takes place on the third Saturday of August. As well as the traditional horticultural classes of flowers, fruit and vegetables, we have classes for cookery, art and crafts, photography and flower arranging.  See our Show Schedule for full details.

Please have a look round our site, and if you have any questions or comments, contact our committee via the contacts page.

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Visit to RHS Garden Bridgewater
Saturday 25th September

Free to EHS Members

Meet outside the Visitor Centre at the Garden at 10am

Arrangements for our Visit (by Pat Whalley)
Either via St Peter’s Way/M66/M60 and leave at Junction 13 (Worsley). 
Take the roundabouts and follow the brown/yellow signs for RHS Bridgewater.  Turn left at the lights marked RHS Garden on the left
Go through Farnworth, then Walkden following signs for Worsley.
This journey avoids the motorway and brings you out at the same roundabouts as above.
Journey time – approximately 30 minutes. To arrive at:  10.00am

For those of us who have not been before, the car park is huge, so best to be early, rather than on last minute, as it could be a long walk.  I have opted for a 10.00am time slot as there should be fewer cars on the car park, enabling nearer parking.

Meeting point: 
At the right-hand side of the Welcome Building
I will check everyone has arrived, go to the office and Annie (our co-ordinator) will come and meet and greet us, give us badges and maps and take us through to the group entry point.

During the day:
Free to go in and out as we wish but to show our badges
Can take a picnic if we so choose
Food available in the café, but gets VERY busy
Lovely RHS shop

Tour – (now available) 12pm until 1.00pm
Cost £3.00 per person
I have asked for 10 places on the tour which will be of the Walled Garden

Please arrange your own transport and can you help:
If you have room in your car for three ladies who need transport, please could you let me know – that would be appreciated.  All that is left is for me to say, see you there and we will hope for good weather!

Contact Pat Whalley if you want to join us or to share transport.

Phone – 01204 853444

e-mail –


Wednesday 20th October 7.30pm 

Amazing Bats

by Steve Parker
from the South Lancashire Bat Group

Steve is the Batman, from the South Lancashire Bat Group.  Bat Groups are set up countrywide to keep a watchful eye on the habits of this protected species and their work includes conservation of existing sites and carrying out bat surveys to accompany planning permission
As 'covid' restrictions have been relaxed we are delighted to be back at The Barlow. We would ask that you are still careful and Do Not Attend if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of 'covid. Masks are not mandatory but please feel free to wear one. Sanitiser will be available at the door.
We will be serving refreshments after the talk.

Irene (our secretary) intends to continue sending out an email each month for the time being. She tries with all our help to fill it with news and articles of garden and local interest.

She is keen to receive  articles from everyone - all members! Have you read, heard, or know something that might interest or amuse others? Perhaps you have an interesting horticultural experience to relate?  Jot down a few sentences and send it to her  New ideas give variety and keep it interesting for everyone!
All the previous emails can be read here .
Contributions to the next ones are most welcome!
Include pictures if you wish or we will find some if you want

4-day holiday June 3rd to 6th 2021

We had a wonderful time!! Look out for articles written by our own journalists. Now to start planning for 2022, any suggestions please?

For details please see the website Please ring or email if you wish to book, contact Jean on (07792 761368) or Phil (300541)  

Feedback on what the Society does is really appreciated so please send us questions, suggestions, comments or offers to help. These can be about anything mentioned above,or about the Society in general..

If you know of anyone who isn’t on the internet or on email please try to help us to keep them in touch with what the Society is doing.  If members want, but are unable to see these reports and the subsequent AGM minutes please help if you can. Instead perhaps a friend or relative could print them. Otherwise members can ring Phil Broughton 01204 300541 or Jean Turner 01204 309394.

Have you looked at the "Plants and Tips" menu?  There are many recommendations from speakers covering a wide range of topics such as shade loving plants, herbs and carnivorous plants.. The latest to be added is Phil Dunnet's list of his recommended ferns and grasses from his talk this June..These are available at his nursery in Woodplumpton.

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