The Club has survived this strangest of years and kept in touch by holding meetings on Zoom and two virtual shows online. We also managed to meet in person, keeping our social distance, with two actual visits to members gardens in the summer. The future is uncertain but hopefully after a virtual start to the year the situation will improve and we shall be able to resume our usual programme as soon as possible. The Club is now in it's 79th year and was known as the Slimbridge Horticultural Society until the start 2012. 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. Nowadays, we have two shows each year - one in early 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. Meetings are usually with a guest speaker, held on the second Tuesday of the month from September through to May at the Village Hall from 7:30pm. (Opposite the Church) Visitors are most welcome, there is a visitor's charge of £3 which includes light refreshments which are free to all. Full membership is £10 per person or £15 per household, per year. In late May we hold a members' plant sale open to the public at 10:00am. 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 substantial discounts from local garden centres and shops and on Suttons and Marshalls seeds, potatoes, onion sets etc. All information should be correct.
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All about the club, how, when it started where it's going. What's coming up, meetings, trips, shows. Photos, AGM minutes and Reports on old events. Club Rules and Constitution. Useful links Page. Our popular Out-Now photos page is back this time on FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/sgc.outnow/
We are now also accepting Videos, join the group and add your photos or Videos.
Nov 9th - A presentation from Robert Bryant on the Natural World of Gloucestershire. Live at the Village Hall. Our FaceBook Page - https://www.facebook.com/SlimbridgeGardeningClub.
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Nov 9th - A presentation from Robert Bryant on the Natural World of Gloucestershire. " LIVE "at the Village Hall. On TV Gardener's world Friday evenings BBC2 and repeated Sunday Mornings.
Beechgrove Garden Thursday 20:00 BBC Scotland(iplayer) and on Sunday mornings BBC2. ( in Eng. and Thursdays in Scot.)
Both are available on the BBC iplayer. This will return in the new year.
Dursley Pet Shop, 17 Parsonage Street, will give a 10% discount on all garden Product as well as bird food and related items on producing your membership card at the till. or type the address below to email us.
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