Barrington & District Gardening Society

Meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments.

Our annual programme is designed to be both informative and entertaining.  

A copy of the membership application form can be downloaded here.

Schedule of classes for the Summer show

Please follow this link for a copy of the classes for this year's Flower Show on Saturday August 3rd

Speakers and events scheduled for 2019

Thursday June 6 Visit to Knightshayes and Tiverton Hospital Wildlife Garden

Tuesday June 18 Visiting Barrington Members’ Gardens with Roger Hirons

Tuesday July 16 Master Class in Pruning (with demonstrations) Neil Ross

Wednesday July 10 Visit to Pallington Lakes Sculpture Park

Saturday August 3 Flower Show

Wednesday August 14 Visit to Keyneston Mill Perfume Farm

Tuesday September 17 Helen Toon from Bradbury Farms “Cut Flowers and the Flower Industry”

Tuesday October 15 “Composting” with a Gold Club speaker and annual Plant Swap

Tuesday November 19 Guest night (Oriental theme) “Growing Orchids” with Howard Burnett

2018 Show Report

The show has been running under new management for three years. For each of those years we've been delighted with the number of entries, particularly as each year the weather has been less than ideal with challenging growing conditions.  Entries were slightly down on last year but the number of exhibitors was up considerably, boosted by entrants to the new Barrington Art Group classes. We were also pleased to see an increase in the number of young people who entered.  The craft classes were, as usual, well supported. This is the only category in the show that does not have its own trophy or award but this will change. In 2019 there will be a new award for craft, "The Barrington Pottery Trophy" sponsored by Paul and Marion at the pottery to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Barrington Court.

The Society's trophies were won by:

Barrington Gardening Society Trophy (men) - Eric Peadon 

Barrington Gardening Society Trophy (women) - Bobbie Clarke

The Barrington Art Group Cup - Felicity Murray

The Olive Willey Cup - Alison Manuel

The Childrens Cup -  Harry Singleton

The Perpetual Challenge Cup - Elouise Paul

The Barrett Cup -  Eric Peadon

The Highclere Trophy -  Alison Manuel

The Valley Farm Cup - Bobbie Clarke

The Country Wines Cup - Vanessa Wray

The Barton Cup -  Bobbie Clarke

The William Knight Cup - Eric Peadon

The Sue Ingham Cup -  Anne Wilkins

The Chairman's Cup - Gillian Webb

The Novice Cup (kindly donated by the The Gardens Group) -  Eric Peadon

The RHS Grenfell Medal - Alison Manuel

The People's Choice Award - Alison Manuel

Congratulations to all our winners.