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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

Its August and

Annual Show 2022
Saturday August 20th at 2pm
 The Barlow, Edgworth

Staging of exhibits, Friday evening 6.30-8.40 pm, Saturday morning 8.00-11.15 am
See the Show Schedule on line or from local shops.

Bring along your prize dahlias and roses or your tomatoes and cucumbers, are they bigger or better than your neighbours?? Dare you ask?
What about those lovely photos you took of that old bit of machinery could your photo win aprize?
Or how about testing your culinary skills by making a cake, some bread or jam.
Are you a 'crafter' or an artist how are you at arranging flowers? Go on, show us what you can do!
There are classes for children to entre as well, craft, cookery.
photography and of course gardening.

Dont forget our cafe will be open from 2pm with drinks and home made cakes.
 See you there.

Sunday 4th September

To THE Gardens OF 

melbourne hall and the Dower house

Melbourne, Derbyshire

We will visit the ornamental gardens of Melbourne Hall with a streamside border and a large lake.  There is a cafe at the garden.

The Dower House, is the home of Griselda Kerr a well known garden writer and a very knowledgeable plants-woman.  Her garden is packed with many rare and unusual plants and has fine views across the lake. She will be there to show us around or to let us explore  independently, as we wish.

Between the two gardens is a large early twelfth century Norman church thought to have been constructed by a Bishop of Carlisle who wished to have his seat away from border skirmishes. There are shops and a cafe in the Hall courtyard and the village is suitable for a Jane Austen film set.

Details of both gardens are to be found in the RHS Yellow Book for 2022 and associated website, and we will put more details on the E&DHS website.

Or contact Sue Brohi: 01204 304 686

Next meeting
Wednesday September 21st
7.30 pm The Barlow. Edgworth
Happy, Healthy House Plants

By Geoff Hodge from Peterborough
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.