News from the Chairman

A visit to the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley on 7th May was made by 25 members and friends. Setting off at 7.45am for the three hour coach journey to Surrey they were rewarded with a fascinating day exploring the vast RHS grounds and greenhouses in glorious weather. Every border, lawn and walkway was a gardener’s dream of perfection – as was the enormous choice and quality of plants on sale in the garden centre. Arriving back in Uplyme at 7pm everyone felt it was a journey well worth making.

DIARY DATES

Monday 17th June – trip to Hidcote Manor and/or Kiftsgate Court Gardens departing by coach from Uplyme Village Hall at 7.30am. These two gardens are within walking distant of each other with entry charges of £8.50 to Hidcote (or free if you are a National Trust member), and £6 to Kiftsgate which is not an NT garden. These entry fees are to be paid direct by members on arrival. The cost of the coach is payable in advance: members £13; non-members welcome £15. To book a place on this trip please contact Brian 07831 533580.

Wednesday 26th June – talk Climbing Plants – Reach for the Stars by Jenny Short. 7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall.

AND THE BIG EVENT…

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Saturday 20th July
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society’s
84th SUMMER SHOW & COUNTRY FAYRE 12noon to 5pm (note the earlier opening time this year) at Uplyme village hall, playing field and marquee. Entrance £2.00, car parking free.

Exhibitors compete for trophies and awards in fruit, flower and vegetable classes, as well as floral art, home produce, craft and photography. And there are hotly-contested categories for home-made wine, eggs, ‘fun’ entries and those for juniors.

Local horticultural, craft and charity stallholders are there in force. Throughout the afternoon is a programme of games, competitions, music, dancing and the perennially popular family dog show. Special attractions include free steam train rides and, new this year, a falconry display.

For the hungry and those in need of a sit-down there is an outside barbecue and, indoors, sandwiches and Pam’s delicious cream teas.

We look forward to seeing you there for an entertaining and fun-filled afternoon. The Summer Show programme and schedule is available from local shops or download an entry form 2013 here and Instructions and Notes for entry form. Also the full Summer Show Schedule 2013 – warning – 19Mb so takes a while to download on a slow connection….