Let’s get together

It is no surprise that our meetings are so well attended. Not only are they interesting and informative, they are also enjoyable social gatherings.

As always, our Programme Committee has worked hard to invite speakers with very different skills, knowledge and experience and you will see below that their subject matter is not always gardening related.

So, if you are thinking of joining us, come along to a meeting and you will be made very welcome.

All meetings are in the WI Hall, North Street, Bridport and start at 7.30 pm.
Tea and coffee is served, and non members are welcome, on payment of a small entry fee.

Contact details for officers of the Bridport & District Gardening Club are available on the Membership Card.

Development of a Dorset Garden – Postponed until 17th November 2022 - Thursday January 20, 2022 7:30pm

WI Hall, Bridport Speaker Paul Atterbury

Dahlias and Chrysanthemums - Thursday February 17, 2022 7:30pm

Bridport WI Hall Speaker Bryan Madders

Dahlia and chrysanthemum expert Bryan Madders is a National Dahlia Society judge and Chairman of the New Forest & District Dahlia & Chrysanthemum Society. His illustrated talk will tell us how to successfully grow and propagate these plants that have such a profusion of colour, type and size. Bryan’s been growing dahlias and chrysanthemums for forty years.

These are just some of them:








Fuchsias - Thursday April 21, 2022 7:30pm

WI Hall, North Street, Bridport Speaker Derek Dexter

Gardening on Clay and Gardening in Shady Spaces - Thursday May 19, 2022 7:30pm

WI Hall, North Street, Bridport Speaker Martin Young

Martin is a horticultural speaker based in Weymouth. Formally in the RAF, he is a keen plantsman with a keen interest in butterflies, moths and plants which attract them.

He is also an active member of Plant Heritage and takes a keen interest in plant conservation and the National Collections of Dorset.

The Hedgehog Predicament - Thursday June 16, 2022 7:30pm

WI Hall, North Street, Bridport Speaker Colin Varndell

Colin is a well-known and award winning Dorset wildlife photographer and ecologist.

This presentation covers the natural history of the hedgehog, its diet, its decline and the reasons for it and what we can do in our gardens to help hedgehogs survive.

The Making of a Dorset Garden - Thursday November 17, 2022 7:30pm

WI Hall, North Street, Bridport Speaker Paul Atterbury

This talk was originally scheduled for 20th January 2022 but postponed due to Covid precautions.

Paul Atterbury will be talking on ‘The Making of a Dorset Garden – Don’t be Afraid of the Digger’