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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.

Spring is Here, the snowdrops and crocus are open!



We are a friendly and very active society in the North West of England, located in a small village between Bolton and Blackburn, but with members attending our meetings from a 20 mile radius.

We have meetings most months of the year (see Programme), together with day and evening visits to gardens large and small. Every summer, many of our members and friends take part in our long weekend mini-holiday, visiting gardens in other parts of the country.

Our big event of the year is the Annual Show, which takes place on the third Saturday of August. As well as the traditional horticultural classes of flowers, fruit and vegetables, we have classes for cookery, art and crafts, photography and flower arranging.  See our Show Schedule for full details.

Please have a look round our site, and if you have any questions or comments, contact our committee via the contacts page.

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March 17th at 7pm

Like our first EHS meeting of 2021 this meeting will be held using Zoom. 

Potato Salad

by Mathew Smith

We first met Matthew at Tatton and he came to tell us all about Lilies (actually Zantedeschia) in 2014.  Although he still grows his summer flowering bulbs, he has become very well known for the dozens of different varieties of Potatoes available.  So for this talk he will look at the history, cultivation and the facts regarding potatoes and other vegetables.We can buy potatoes, vegetable seeds and onion sets from Mathew, he will arrange to bring them to Edgworth for us, so no delivery charge! Mathew is the founder of  BrighterBlooms and can be found at all the flower shows

To see and hear the presentation it’s best to use a device (e.g. PC or Tablet) with a reasonable size of screen and with a speaker (most laptops have one but not all desktop computers)

Register to join this meeting:
email We will then email you a link to use a few days before March 17th. 
Irene (our secretary) intends to continue sending out an email each month whilst we are unable to meet.  She tries with all our help to fill it with news and articles of garden and local interest.

She is keen to receive  articles from everyone - all members! Have you read, heard, or know something that might interest or amuse others? Perhaps you have an interesting horticultural experience to relate?  Jot down a few sentences and send it to her  New ideas give variety and keep it interesting for everyone!
All the previous emails can be read here .
Contributions to the next ones are most welcome!
Include pictures if you wish or we will find some if you want

Annual General Meeting - November 18th

As a stop-gap we have held a special Zoom committee meeting on the day planned for the 2020 AGM, 18th November.which we ran as though it were an AGM. 

As with our open meetings, it was impossible to hold our usual formal AGM in November due to the on-going Covid 19 pandemic. Because of this the next formal AGM will be in November 2021. 

The minutes of this "Stop-gap 2020 AGM" and the financial forecast for 2021 are now available..

In advance of this we published a Chairperson’s report and a Treasurer’s Report so that members could ask questions or make comments about them. These can be seen by using the links highlighted above. The 2019 AGM minutes can be accessed similarly.

Feedback on what the Society does is really appreciated so please send us questions, suggestions, comments or offers to help. These can be about anything mentioned above,or about the Society in general..

If you know of anyone who isn’t on the internet or on email please try to help us to keep them in touch with what the Society is doing.  If members want, but are unable to see these reports and the subsequent AGM minutes please help if you can. Instead perhaps a friend or relative could print them. Otherwise members can ring Phil Broughton 01204 300541 or Jean Turner 01204 309394.

Annual Show

Our Show for 2020 was postponed until 2021. The Show Schedule has been re-titled to 2021 and can be found on the web site. All entry classes except some in Floral Art will remain unchanged. We hope this allows for inspiration and extremely forward planning! The adverts and other parts which don't affect your planned entries will be updated before we produce printed copies in the spring.. Please scan through it – have you seen the new section on Society’s activities near the back?

Please check out these adverts for local businesses and try to support them. They  make it possible to distribute printed copies free.

Have you looked at the "Plants and Tips" menu?  There are many recommendations from speakers covering a wide range of topics such as shade loving plants, herbs and carnivorous plants.. The latest to be added is Phil Dunnet's list of his recommended ferns and grasses from his talk this June..These are available at his nursery in Woodplumpton.

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