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Edgworth and District Horticultural Society

Meetings & Local Activities

Meetings are regularly attended by up to 90 people and providing tea and cakes is becoming a major operation. The committee provide the lead and make cakes for each meeting, but members also volunteer on a rota basis to help out.

Our Annual Show is also very labour intensive and members volunteer to help the committee with a variety of duties including stewarding, plant sales, refreshments, preparation of The Barlow and subsequent clearing up after the event and of course, making cakes.

We are also very active in the local community and have been involved in leading several initiatives. In 2019 we initiated "Flowers in Edgworth" for which we organised 50 planters full of flowers to line the main street and cross roads. These were jontly funded with North Turton Parish Council .

Since the late 1980’s the Society has from time to time carried out bulb planting to the approaches to Edgworth village. The first planting took place on land beside Bolton Road just above what is still known locally as ‘Loopy Loos’ and, more recently in October 2011 the area around the Waterwheel on Bury Road was also planted.

In Spring 1986 we established the Tebay Memorial Garden in the grounds of the local parish church, St. Anne’s at Chapeltown. The garden was redesigned and refurbished in 2009 and is maintained by members and the committee on a rota basis.

As part of the centenary celebrations at the Barlow Institute we organised a celebrity lecture on 18th March 2009 given by Roy Lancaster O.B.E. Roy is a very proud Boltonian and he helped the Society plant a commemorative tree and plaque near the children’s play area at the rear of the Barlow Institute.

At our 2012 AGM the members voted to allocate a substantial sum to a community project. After reviewing various options the Committee subsequently decided to approach The Barlow committee with a plan to replant the main flower bed near the front door. Work commenced by a group of volunteers in September 2013.

St Anne's Church Chapeltown and the Tebay
Roy Lancaster planting the commemorative tree
Daffodils planted on Broadhead Road
Bulb planting at the Waterwheel on Bury Road
Tebay Memorial Garden
Roy Lancaster planting the commemorative tree
Bulb planting on Broadhead Road
Bulb planting at the Waterwheel on Bury Road

                    Barlow flower bed before....
                    bed is almost fully planted
The Barlow flower bed before work commenced