Bridport Gardening Club

A Sprinkle of Swift stardust at Spring Show

Our Gardening Club Spring Show was a brilliant affair. The show, held on Saturday 23rd March, was well attended, demonstrating that the recent wet weather doesn’t deter the gardening community from displaying the best from their gardens and allotments. With over 50 entrants in the Hall showing spring flowers, pot plants, cakes, jams through to photography, paintings and artworks. Members had been told days before that a special guest would be handing out the prizes and there was a definite[…]

Read more

Our Harvest Show 2023 a great success

We held our Harvest Show on Saturday September 9th whichwas a great success both inside and outside the Hall. The Charity Plant Fair, ably run by Celia Evans and team raised almost £200 for the Beacon Church Kitchen. Inside the Hall there was a growing sense of anticipation as exhibitors set out their produce ready for the judging at 10 am. Paintings, photographs, pot plants, preserves, flowers, fruit, vegetables and baked products all competed for attention and admiration. Dahlias, Canna[…]

Read more

Daffodils, mimosa, primroses and more at the Spring 2023 Show

Photograph by Philip Grey Despite cold weather and an earlier than normal date, the Bridport Spring Show attracted over 175 entries with some magnificent daffodils and other spring flowers from Mimosa to primroses. Perhaps the most eye-catching flowers were the unusual lime green Hellebores exhibited by Kiera Roth. Other entries ranged from intricate sugar-craft figures, photographs, homecraft, vegetables and the decorated Easter eggs. Outside on East Street the plant stall raised nearly £220 from sale of plants donated by members[…]

Read more

Summer Show 2022 a Hit

After an enforced break of two years our Summer Show on Saturday September 3rd (the same day as the amazing Hat Festival) was a great success .Outside on East Street the proceeds from the plant fair were donated to The Living Tree charity on its 10th anniversary. Inside the hall, dahlias the size of dinner plates, roses with heady perfumes, luscious loganberries, pungent onions, delicious scones and enormous pumpkins were all on show with their proud producers enjoying the return[…]

Read more

2022 Spring Show – A Success

The club’s first show since September 2019 was a great success with over 260 entries across the range of spring flowers, herbs, artworks, preserves and cakes. As our club President, Monique Pasche said “It is brilliant to be back and to see the fantastic work everyone has been doing in their gardens and kitchens.” Although it was late in the season, the six different classes of daffodils show-cased the diversity of the form, size, and colour in this flower which[…]

Read more

Virtual Spring Show 2020 – Children’s Classes – A miniature garden

The St. Mary’s school children’s entry for the miniature garden is, of course, unfinished, because there were no children in school! The week before, the gardening club had made the ‘people’ by sowing cress seeds into an egg case. They then  placed them on the ‘football ground’ made of moss. If they had had time to finish it they would have grouped them together in a crowd adding faces and hats/scarves to the cress faces. They were also working on[…]

Read more