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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.

We are back at 'home' this month with a talk about Viticulture.

Growing grapes to me and you



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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July 21st at 7pm

Growing grapes in the UK

By Ryan Mounsey, Velfrey Vinyard, Pembrokeshire

Like our first EHS meeting of 2021 this meeting will be held using Zoom. 

Many people have a grapevine in their greenhouse and have long wanted to know a bit more about growing grapes.  Ryan Mounsey is a Director at Velfrey Vineyard in Pembrokeshire and will tell us  the principles of viticulture in the UK. which climatic changes have made possible' His talk covers the history of his family’s vineyard which was planted in 2017 and which has had its first fruits harvested this year.  This should be very interesting. Ryan was keen to visit us personally and give a 'hands on' demonstration of techniques. Sadly we are not able to do this, but perhaps we can invite him back again!

No Annual Show for 2021
Mega Plant Sale
At The Barlow
Saturday August 21st
10Am -3Pm

There will be a mixture of  Hady Perenials [suitable for our soil and climate] and some Bedding plants for instant colour

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!! 

Have a look at the articles written by our own journalists. Lots of pictures! 

Now to start planning for 2022, any suggestions please?


If any members were growing on plants for the 2020 show or if any one has plants which they can contribute to our Plant Sale please contact us on the email below.
Thank you Jean Turner
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.

Advance Notice
We will be visiting RHS Bridgewater
Saturday 25 September

Entrance will be free for members[courtesy of EDHS] and a tour will be arranged.
Please arrange your own transport, more details later.


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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