Mrs Theresa Knight – Secretary
Phone: 01233 758319
Mobile: 07771 960402
Venue: Appledore Recreation Ground Pavilion, Appledore, Kent
Day(s): Last Wednesday of month, twelve meetings per year
Dates: January to December
Shows & Plant Sales
Please see the Federation Shows and Sales Calendar page for further details.
June 2 Plant Sale
March Quiz Night – Cheese & Wine
April Visit – Hole Park, Rolvenden. Garden & Bluebell Walk with option for lunch at The Bull Inn, Rolvenden.
May Belmont House & Gardens, Throwley, Faversham.
June Visit – Godinton House, Delphinium fortnight
July Visit – Himalayan Garden, Riverhill, Sevenoaks. Private Tour bring a Picnic.
August Visit – The Orangery, Chartham ( NGS ).
September Visit – Great Dixter, Northiam.
October Speaker – Michael Watcher, senior gardener at Dixter.
November Speaker – Steve Clark , General Manager od Chilstone Cast Stone Makers. Talk to include a behind the scenes trivia, facts & figures of Chelsea Flower Show.
December Christmas Lunch, at The Bull Inn, Rolvenden
January Annual General Meeting
Although there have been several horticultural organisations in the village over the last hundred years or so, the current Appledore Gardeners’ Society changed its name back to the original of 1906. The club operates as a typical village horticultural society and, of course, is as much social as it is technical.
The Gardeners’ Society has talks on a wide variety of gardening subjects, quizzes and discussions. The Society also holds fund raising events for both its own needs and for other charities, both local and international.
We also have visits to gardens, and garden events as well as a summer garden party, an end of season lunch and a Christmas party.
The annual subscription together with fund raising, gives us sufficient funds to pay professional speakers. The AGM is at the end of January each year.
The Society has a Committee of seven members who organise events. These events (and the Committee) are chosen by members at the AGM.
All interested villagers are most welcome however small their plot of land. Indeed the only qualification required is that you like gardens, gardeners or gardening and may want to meet more village people in a social setting. This has enabled many new residents in the past to get to know a large number of people in Appledore, so we particularly welcome new residents
Annual subscription: £10.00 per person.