The Club is now in it's 82nd year, until the start of 2012 it was known as Slimbridge Horticultural Society, it has been over twelve years since it changed to Slimbridge Gardening Club. It started life as The Slimbridge Home Food Production Club - formed about 1942 as part of the Dig for Victory campaign. From their earliest days, they had an annual produce show. Even through the Pandemic years of 2020-21 the Club has kept going with Virtual Events, Shows and Talks. We got back to some sort of normality in time for the 2021 Summer Show and a few Tuesday meetings, we were be back to our usual two shows per year - one in March/April with the emphasis on Spring flowers and a Summer Show in late August with a full range of vegetable, flower, flower arranging, cookery and photography classes. We are particularly keen on encouraging our younger members and both shows have children's gardening and handicraft sections with cash prizes and cups. Please note that our shows are open to all. We do look forward to welcoming visitors in the afternoon from 2-4pm in the Village Hall opposite the Church. Why not call in on your way to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre?
We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, which has enabled us to offer members coach trips with free entry to Wisley and Rosemoor. Members may also receive a circulation copy of the RHS magazine "The Garden".
In 1999 we entered the Chelsea Flower Show hanging basket and window box competition and were awarded a bronze medal. We repeated this success the following year when the competition transferred to the Hampton Court Show.
Come and join us
We are a friendly group, with members ranging from absolute beginners to enthusiastic specialists in Geraniums, Cacti, Chrysanthemums, Vegetables, Narcissi and Garden Design.
Meetings - usually with a guest speaker - are held on the second Tuesday of the month from September through to May at the Village Hall from 7:30pm. (Opposite the Church)
2024 PricesVisitors are most welcome, there is a visitor's charge of £4 which includes light refreshments which are free to all.
Full membership is £10.00 per person
Or £15.00 per Household.
We have a Spring and Summer Show open to all.
In late May we hold a members' plant sale open to the public at 10:00am(Check on the Calendar). No entry charge but come early to snap up the bargains.
We also run a coach trip in June or July.
Other benefits of membership include discounts from a local Pet shop and on Suttons and Marshalls seeds, potatoes, onion sets etc.
How to Join
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