Experienced and beginner amateur gardeners
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
The New Year invariably invites a review of current practices and can often result in New Year Resolutions which are not always easy to keep! How can gardeners change or improve how they do things and can we make a difference? The Gardeners’ World magazine has 10 suggested resolutions, one of which is certainly a hot topic – how to reduce plastic use in the garden. For your information, the guidelines are reproduced under ‘Did You Know?’
At the turn of the year we look forward to welcoming members and visitors to our 2020 programme of meetings which is available now and can be viewed under ‘Annual Programme’.
We have another great programme lined up for you, starting on Friday, 10th January with everything you need to know about Home Grown Fruit Trees from our Gold Club speaker – always interesting and informative. We have a real treat for you on 14th February, when our guest speaker will be Nick Bailey of Gardeners’ World fame, who will speak about ‘365 Days of Colour’ focusing on achievable ways of growing plants of every tone through 12 months of the year. Be sure to book with Lesley Rew on 07900-827689 for this ticket-only event or email email@example.com.
Tickets for members cost £5 and non-members £10.
Nick Bailey is a garden designer, best-selling author, columnist and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.
He has worked in horticulture for 25 years and has created and managed gardens on four continents, including redesigning the gardens and diversifying the plant collection at London’s famous Chelsea Physic Garden. In 2016 he designed his first Main Avenue Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, receiving extensive plaudits from the press and judges along with a Silver Gilt Medal.
He began his broadcasting career presenting Gardens Wild and Wonderful in South Africa (1995-96) and spent four years as a panellist on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Garden Party.
Nick has since appeared on BBC 2’s Great British Garden Revival, Big Dreams Small Spaces, ITV News, The One Show, BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme, and presented RHS Flower Shows coverage for the BBC.
His horticultural media career spans some 15 years, and Nick currently has regular columns in Garden News and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for which he was awarded Property Press Awards’ Garden Journalist of the Year 2017.
Nick’s first book Chelsea Physic Garden – A Companion Guide was published in 2014, followed by 365 Days of Colour in your Garden in 2015 which has been an Amazon best-seller ever since.
His latest title Revive Your Garden was published in April 2018 by Kyle Books.
Please note that we have two meetings this year which unusually will be held on the first Friday of the month – namely 3rd April and 1st May.