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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society 

The Garden Club. 



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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Irene (our secretary) intends to continue sending out an email bi monthly 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!

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.
An active committee is vital to our Society
Please consider joining us

Next Meeting at
The Barlow Edgworth
Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm

Young Designer of the Year 2023
Nathan Webster

Nathan has been awarded several awards for his Off the Grid Garden, including the Best Young Designer Garden award at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2023, Best Construction (Young Designer Garden) and a Gold medal and a People’s Choice award.

The garden comprised a contemporary lodge in a forest setting re using and upcycling many elements.

Edgworth and District Horticultural Society Grant Awards

Grants must benefit horticulture for a substantial part of the community.

The deadline for applications was the 31st May. There was a wonderful response to our invitation to apply for a grant towards the cost of horticultural projects that would benefit the community. A group of committee members visited all the sites before choosing 6 as listed below. A budget of £2,000 was available.
  • Belmont Community Garden, Belmont
  • Fairy Garden, Hob Lane, Edgworth
  • Eyrie Scout Hut, Bromley Cross
  • Walmsley Church Garden of Remembrance, Egerton
  • Woodland Edge, Chapel Grange/Greens Arms Road, Chapeltown
  • Edgworth Primary School, Edgworth 
The Society are pleased to announce that £100 has been awarded from the Geoffrey Nuttall Legacy to the Fairy Grden on Hob Lane for the purchase of 3 fruit trees.

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.
Some windows may be open and the hall's air sanitiser will be working.
 Sanitiser will be available at the door.