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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to Edgworth and District Horticultural Society.



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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Also our 2020 Autumn Outing and our evening meetings until further notice

Sadly our show for 2020 has had to be postponed until 2021. We left open the possibility as late as we could but were forced to decide that the risks of such a crowded gathering would be too high and even if allowed by then, many would be reluctant to either enter or come to view.

We are keeping the Show Schedule on our web site. This has already been re-titled with the date changed to 2021 and the class descriptions will remain unchanged (except for Floral Art where the subjects usually reflect events in the year). Please scan through it – have you seen the new section on Society’s activities near the back?

We hope this allows for inspiration and extremely forward planning! It may be that during the ‘covid 19 lock down’ you have re assessed your outdoor space and will have changed your style of gardening and the plants which you grow, we would love to see the results next year.

Please check out the adverts for local businesses. Our thanks go to the advertisers who make it possible to distribute printed copies free and will not be charged for their adverts until we ‘go to print’ next year. 

Jean Turner


While we are unable to meet, Irene (our secretary) is sending out a an email each month full of news and articles of garden and local interest. You will find this here .
Member's contributions to this are most welcome!

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.

To find out when you are listed on the tea and cake rota,
Go to
    * Contacts and information
    * Get involved
    * Rotas and volunteering information
    * Evening meetings tea and cake rota.

Thanks Heather  

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