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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.



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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Our Next meeting is an
Wednesday 18 May 2022

to the home of Susan and Neil Kinsella
The Old Vicarage Garden
238 Church Road
M29 7FS

Meet at approximately 6.30pm,
Cost £5-00, includes tea/coffee and a biscuit, proceeds to charity.

Our Evening Visit this year takes us to a beautiful restoration and renovation project by the present owners Neil and Susan Kinsella. The garden opens under the NGS scheme and is open to the public at other times by appointment.

The vicarage itself is a grade II* listed building with the earliest part dating back to around 1590.  Further additions were added in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

The gardens comprise of both formal and informal planting and various statues.As you venture further into them, the gardens narrow to follow the woodland stream which runs through it. There are six separate areas which gradually merge into the surrounding trees ending several hundred yards from the frontage of the property. 

Pat has prepared the following directions, hope to see you there.

Find out more about this ancient interesting property.

Join our Holiday 

We are off to Lincolnshire this year an area of the country which we have not yet explored. We will be visiting 2-3 fantastic gardens on each of the 4 days, based for 3 nights in the Lincoln hotel - right in the centre.
Our lists are open for reservations to be made and will be available at meetings
Members may invite friends to join us. They do not need to be members.
Holiday dates:Sunday 26-Wednesday 29 June 2022
Full details are on the link below.
A Few Places are still available and Open to Non-members!
Let your friends know! 
Directions for our Evening Visit 18 May 2022
  • Drive along St Peter’s Way and leave at the last roundabout (Farnworth).
  • Take the 3rd  exit (right) and then keep Left into Longcauseway.
  • After passing Tesco turn Left at the traffic lights into Worsley Road (A575.)
  • In approximately 1.5 miles take Left filter onto Manchester Road (A6) and take the next Right at the traffic lights (back onto the A575).
  • In 0.75 of a mile turn Right onto the East Lancs Road (A580).
  • After 1.75 miles “effectively turn Right” to join the A572, Chaddocks Lane, which then becomes Manchester Road.
  • In about 1 mile, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, that is turn Right into Church Road.
  • The Old Vicarage is in about 400m on the Left, just after Astley Hall Drive*
*Church Road is fairly narrow and quite busy, but on Astley Hall Drive is the Dam House (Postcode M29 7TX) a large white-painted building, which is the location of the easiest parking, then walk back round the corner to The Old Vicarage.

Hope the above is OK – we meet there at around 6.30pm – it should take about 35/40 mins
THE MONTHLY EMAIL An evening with Bunny Guinness
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at 7.30pm
“Highgrove and Mygrove”

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.
We invite all Horticultural Society members, and anyone with a shared interest in listening to Bunny Guinness, our guest speaker, who will be with us at our special meeting at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth.

Bunny is known to many of us as one of the voices of the much-loved Gardeners’ Question Time.  She also writes a weekly page in the Daily Telegraph and runs a very busy landscape-architectural practice with her daughter Unity.

She lives in Cambridgeshire in a stone-built house with approximately half an acre of garden and a further eight acres of woodland, farmland orchard and kitchen garden.

Entry for this evening is by ticket only, at £15.00 each
Available at our June meeting or from: Pat Whalley  01204 853444

An active committee is vital to our Society
Please consider joining us
Bunny Guinness, a Chartered Landscape Architect, studied horticulture at Reading University and following graduation went on to complete a post graduate diploma in Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University. She was awarded a Doctorate by the University in 2009..

In addition to her design work which is very much the core business, Bunny has been a panelist on BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time since 1998.nd since 2000 Bunny has also written a weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph. In addition to this she regularly answers questions for BBC Gardeners' World magazine, BBC Gardens Illustrated and has contributed to Country Life, House and Gardens and many other magazines and newspapers. In her own Cambridgeshire garden, Bunny Guinness demonstrates all the principles that have guided her career as a garden designer as well as imaginative plantsmanship. At Chelsea Flower Show she has designed six gold-medal winning gardens as well as serving as a judge and assessor of the large show gardens.

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.