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Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Flower Show 2016 is on 3rd September

Thursday 1 September 2016, 17:51
By John Smith

Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Flower Show 2015

The Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. Judging of the classes takes place prior to the doors opening to the public at 2.00pm, with all winning exhibits clearly marked. The winners will receive their prizes at the official presentation at 3.30pm. Admission is £1 at the door with children under 16 free.

This will be the 61st show in the history of the Association, and there will be multiple competition classes including flowers, vegetables, fruit, flower arranging, homecraft, handicraft, baking, photographic and children's sections.

Handicraft entries were unusually popular last year, and will feature strongly again this year after encouragement for children's entries. Baking has also been popular this time. New for this show will be a Handwriting section featuring a four-line poem, hand-written and decorated, used as an exercise by two classes at Wincanton Primary School.

Check out some of the other WDGA articles to see what they've been getting up to, including last year's Flower Show: the show's 60th anniversary and Diamond Celebration.

Wincanton & District Gardeners Association

The objectives of the Association are the promotion and advancement of horticulture and friendliness. Although the flagship event is the annual flower show, monthly meetings are held in the Memorial Hall with activities including talks, slide shows, quizzes and entertainment, and summer outings to gardens and other places of horticultural interest.

The Association is affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society. Membership, open to all, costs £5.00 per year, payable from November 2016. Membership benefits include the opportunity to buy seeds, compost and other garden requisites at reduced prices.

Upcoming meetings, activities and trips

Friday 23rd September Annual visit to Castle Gardens for talk, tea and coffee, and 25% off shopping. Make your own way there to meet at 2.30pm.
Friday 7th October AGM in the Memorial Hall at 7pm. The society is looking for new committee members. The AGM will be followed by a talk on the National Garden Scheme.
Saturday 29th October Wincanton in Bloom – Planting the town containers. All are welcome from 8:30am, meeting at the Library planters.
Friday 9th December Bring & share supper with table-top decoration, and a talk about the Born Free Foundation.
Sunday 8th January 2017 Festive Lunch. Details to be announced.

New members are very welcome to any of the talks or events. For more information about meetings or membership contact Association Secretary Gill D’Arcy on 01963 33160.


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