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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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From the Chairman

Hello to you All, it seems so long since we have all met together. I do miss the friendliness of our monthly meetings chatting together over ‘tea and cake’ as well as the interesting topics which Pat provides. I hope that you are all safely isolating or ‘socially distancing’ from the world and keeping well. It is very hard being told what to do!! We are so fortunate to live close to open country and many of us have gardens to occupy us for our daily exercise. Don’t forget that you can order plants by post either by telephoning the companies or using their mail order services on line. We have the added bonus of a 10% discount on orders from Suttons using our discount code [more discount for seeds]. 

My chief delight this week has been the flowering of daffodil ‘Ice Follies’ in my new front garden [they were only planted in pots the week after Christmas!] 


Sadly a strong gust of wind broke several of them but they look nice in a vase.

Warmest Regards to you All,

Jean Turner 

While we are unable to meet, Irene (our secretary) is sending out a an email each month full of news and articles of garden and local interest. You will find this here .
Member's contributions to this are most welcome!

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.

To find out when you are listed on the tea and cake rota,
Go to
    * Contacts and information
    * Get involved
    * Rotas and volunteering information
    * Evening meetings tea and cake rota.

Thanks Heather  

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