Autumn events coming up

This month’s regular event is a talk entitled ‘From Plant to Plate’ by Sue Applegate of Hurstbrook Plants

August 22nd 2018 (Wednesday) at 7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall

‘From Plant to Plate’ is an illustrated talk of the work within the UK Fresh Produce Industry to supply Farm Assured food to Farmers Markets and Supermarkets. Challenges of the future such as Food Security to provide for a huge increase in World Population Growth, Climate Change and Efficient Management of Water are also identified. A selection of seasonal, UK grown produce will be available for sale following the talk.

Our next Coach Trip is to Special Plants and Iford Manor

Departing at 9.00 from the village hall on September 12th (Wednesday)   

  • Special Plants nr Bath. On a steep hill at the top of an idyllic valley, the garden (designed by Derry Watkins’ architect husband Peter Clegg) is built on several levels with graceful flowing curves, and filled with Derry’s favourite plants.  Although the garden is on heavy clay, D’s love for Mediterranean plants meant that two gravel gardens were also created to satisfy her passion.  Along with ponds with trickling water between and a bog garden, there is a vegetable garden, orchard and woodland walk with a magic carpet bridge that ripples over a tiny stream. Guided tour included.
  • Iford Manor nr Bath is a Grade I garden designed by Harold Peto, who trained as an architect and had Edwin Lutyens as an assistant. After several visits to Italy, Peto became fascinated by Italianate gardens and combined his knowledge of practical gardening with an architect’s eye. In 1899 he bought Iford Manor (an 18th century house) where he transformed its grounds into his Italian ideal, where flowers occupy a secondary place amongst the cypresses, broad walks, statues, arcades and pools.

Cost £25 total includes guided tour from Derry Watkins.  Please ring Jenny Harding 01297 444034 or 33049 to book – there are just a few seats left so don’t delay!


The Great Terrace; image copyright Iford Manor

Dates for your diary for later in the Autumn:

  • September 26th 2018 (Wednesday) 7.30pm, Autumn Show and Harvest Supper
    Bring and Share buffet supper. Show schedule (PDF)
  • Coach Trip  October 9th (Tuesday) 7.45am, The Eden Project
    Cost £25 for coach & admission.  Please ring Gill Williams 01297 444927 or 34733 to book.

More details: Events and Outings