BETTER GARDENING WITH
Charing Gardeners' Society
The society had to cancel its events over the first few months of the pandemic but going forward and with the gradual easing of the lockdown, we are now pleased to say that we can resume some of our events – not as before maybe, but doing things differently. The health and safety of our members has been our prime concern during the Covid-19 crisis and will continue to be until we feel it is safe to meet again in greater numbers under government guidelines.
We were looking forward to the possibility of having a physical Autumn Show in September but sadly after much thought and planning the government changed the guidelines and we had to cancel. On a more positive note we enjoyed a second webinar talk by Geoff Hodge from Cambridgeshire entitled 'The 12 month garden - Colour all year Round.' Our third webinar talk is scheduled for the 14th October - 'Bulbs that should be better know' by Katherine Crouch from Somerset.
Further updates will be posted here on the website but also see our newsletter page for monthly news updates.
We run around eight talks across the year. Some of the winter talks are in the daytime for easier attendance when nights are dark and cold. From spring talks take place in Church Barn on a Wednesday evening and this year some are online using webinars. Those are recorded for viewing for those who missed it.
We also run three main shows a year for Spring, Summer and Autumn and take part in the annual Charing fete with a floral marquee on Clewards Meadow to show what our members produce.
Charing Gardeners' Society was formed 125 years ago. During the early years of our society we had just one main event run in a marquee at the Summer Fete.
We are now a thriving society of over 150 members with friendly people of all levels of abilities and we welcome new members at any time of year at any of our events. We are really pleased to report that there has been a great uptake in membership over the last 3 years and we are especially keen to encourage more children and families to take up gardening and participate in our programme of events.
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Charing Gardeners mainly uses two venues in Charing: Church Barn for talks and The Parish Hall for our shows. See the map for locations.
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