Experienced and beginner amateur gardeners

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The Kilmington Gardening Club brings together both experienced and beginner amateur gardeners in a convivial atmosphere and aims to provide a range of events throughout the year to enhance members’ gardening experience. What do we do? We:

  • organise the Kilmington Flower Show, in conjunction with the Annual Village Fayre this year on Saturday, 27th July. Check out the ‘Show’ page
  • have monthly meetings with talks on Plants, Gardens and Gardeners – see the Annual Programme page
  • visit gardens both in the area and further afield – details on the website and at our monthly meetings
  • have a Spring Plant Market
  • exchange plants and ideas
  • enjoy discounts at local nurseries
  • are affiliated to the RHS

All this for only £7 per person per annum – terrific value! More information on how to join can be found here.

We are also members of the Gold Club, a group of Garden Centres – Brimsmore Gardens, Yeovil, Poundbury Gardens, near Dorchester and Castle Gardens, Sherborne. For more information about The Gold Club click here: http://www.thegardeneronline.co.uk/the-gold-club

Halloween is behind us and the clocks have gone back and that can mean only one thing – the Gardening Club year is coming to an end. Of course, we still have our AGM and social which is coming up on Friday, 8th November – a chance to get together in a convivial atmosphere.

Next year’s talks programme is ready, so if you would like to renew your membership on Friday, please note that, as agreed at last year’s AGM, the annual membership fee has increased to £7. However, for the sake of convenience, we are keeping the cost of supper down to £3 this year, so please come armed with your £10 notes!

We have invited Mary Benger from Burrow Farm Gardens to bring along copies of her just-published book, A Compulsive Gardener, which she will sell after supper. The book tells the story of the development of her garden in Dalwood since she and her husband moved there in 1959. The price is £21.99, cash or cheque only. For more information, see the website www.burrowfarmgardens.co.uk/a-compulsive-gardener.

We very much look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Our speaker on Friday, 11th October was Andrew Hunt, Head Gardener at the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy. After 21 years working there, Andrew was highly qualified to take us through the changes which the garden has undergone.
For a full report of his talk, please click here.

After many years of reporting on the talks for our website and the village magazine, Postscript, our Honorary President, Sydie Bones, has decided to put away her trusty pen and notebook and hand over the task to another willing member.


We would like to thank Sydie for bringing her knowledge and humour and sometimes her wry commentary to the task! We are most grateful, Sydie. Enjoy your ‘retirement’!

Annual Membership

The cost of annual membership in 2020 remains at only £7 per person, which entitles you to free admission to our interesting monthly talks held in Kilmington Village Hall on the second Friday of the month. Application Form

Upcoming Visits And Events

Upcoming Talks


B. J. Lewis (President)


Gill Gibbs (Chair)


Jean Falconer (Secretary)


David Bromley (Treasurer)


Beverley Perkins (Membership Secretary)


Lesley Rew (Talks Organiser)