REDLYNCH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Society was formed in 1980 to cater for the gardening needs of the local community and from small beginnings has grown to a membership of over eighty people. Between October and April we hold monthly evening meetings at Redlynch Village Hall with a variety of interesting and entertaining speakers on horticultural, natural world, and local interest topics. Plant sales are held during April and May and the Annual Show is held on August Bank Holiday Monday.
 
To encourage those who wish to grow vegetables and flowers to show we have a Vegetable Club in the Village that meets between October and August at Newland, Lodge Drove, Woodfalls under the guidance of David Shergold.

 Committee & Officers:

 Chairman:  David Stock
 Secretary:  David Shergold
 Treasurer:   Janet Mogg
 Show Sec:  Valerie Warner
 General Committee:
     Alison Clarke
     Martin Harrington
     Ros Holton
     Mick Lennard
     Phil Mogg
     Mary Postlethwaite

Programme of Events 2017-18

All Meetings and the Annual Show are held at the Redlynch Village Hall. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month. The Annual Show is held on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

2017
17 Oct   Steve Austin         The Beth Chatto Gardens, her plants and me
21 Nov  Terry Heard           Traditional Woodland Craft practical demonstration
2018
16 Jan   Members Supper Evening
20 Feb   Ray Broughton      Greenhouses and Vegetables
20 Mar   Dominic Couzens  The Secret Lives of Garden Birds
17 Apr    David Hurrion        Gardening in a changing climate
18 Sep   Annual General Meeting
 
 
 

The Annual Show gives everyone an opportunity to exhibit Flowers and Vegetables and some of our growers have gone on to exhibit at regional and national shows.  But the Show is not all about competition more a celebration of what we have grown and cultivated during the year and beginners can find a class to enter as leisure gardeners (of which most of us are), in addition we have classes for arts and crafts, cookery, photography and wine; so there really is something for everyone whatever your ability or age and plenty of people to help when needed. Also, in recent years the Society has exhibited as a group at the Dorset Federation Show with notable success.
 
As a Society we also organise an annual weekend coach holiday and an annual coach day trip.

New members are always welcome. The annual member’s subscription is £8. 

If you are interested in joining us please contact the Secretary, David Shergold, on 01725 511404 or come to see us at one of our meetings (there is a nominal £2 fee for non-members at meetings but you can join on the day for £8).