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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.

This month we have an 'Evening garden visit'



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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Wednesday 16 June at 6.30pm

We are visiting the garden of Maureen Sawer in Stretford

This garden which opens for the National Garden Scheme belongs to Maureen Sawyer, who came to give us a talk in 2019.  It is a garden which opens up from one area to another and yet another – full of surprises.  It has been featured in many garden publications and seen on television Maureen is looking forward to seeing us and since her talk was pleased to welcome some members of our Society to her     garden. Maureen's talk was about using scented plants so I am hoping for a sensory experience.If any one would like to or can offer a car share for this evening, please contact Pat Whalley  or Jean Turner 01204 309 . Details --Southlands, Sandy lane Stretford M32 9DA.

Irene (our secretary) intends to continue sending out an email each month whilst we are unable to meet.  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)  

Grant Award Offer

The Society received a Legacy which will be used to benefit horticulture in the district defined by a map on our Constitution which can be found on our website at 

Projects must benefit the Society and its members or a substantial part of the Community.

If anyone has a vision for such a project but lacks the money, the Society wishes to assist with good proposals which we may offer to fully or partially fund. Applications are invited and must comply with the following criteria:

·         A fully detailed description of the proposed project

·         What benefits it will provide

·         The location (address / postcode) of the project site.  If the project is in a small part of the site, identify its position.

·         A complete breakdown of the associated costs

·         A timescale for the completion of the project identifying the funding required,

·         All works to be completed within the time contained in any grant offer that may be made.

·         Receipts for all expenses will be required together with bank account details

·         The Award will normally be paid to the applicant on completion of the work though phased payments may be arranged.


Applications to be submitted to . Closing date is 30th June 2021 and successful applicants will be notified by 31st July 2021. The Committee’s decision will be final. The grant will not be available for commercial activities or to cover maintenance.

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.

Annual Show

Our Show for 2020 was postponed until 2021. 

                       Sadly this has AGAIN BEEN CANCELLED.

        We will be holding a PLANT SALE on this day Saturday 21st August instead

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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