Pluckley with Egerton Gardening Society
The village of Pluckley is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Pluckley Gardening Society does not go back quite that far — only as far as 1950! Back then the main stalwarts of the PGS calendar were the shows in Spring and Autumn and these are still very popular today. Although entries are judged by an RHS approved judge (no chance of favouritism or nepotism!) and prizes are given for exhibits, the emphasis on show days is on coming together in the village hall to admire and enjoy what everyone has brought. There is something for everyone on show days, floral or vegetable devotees, regardless of age and experience as can be seen from the Schedule below. Why not cast your eye over the classes and compare the contents of your garden. If there is a match — you have an entry and a possible winner! Winners of the children’s classes all receive medals and we have numerous trophies awarded at both shows for daffodils and dahlias or vegetables and fruits.
In addition to the shows PGS aims to organise an event every month. These include trips to gardens; some only open to groups, talks mainly about plants, evenings in a member’s garden and a photographic competition at the AGM.
Membership for this friendly, busy, and always informal society is £7.50 per annum for each garden. If you enjoy being in the garden, love plants and flowers, and want to meet like-minded people from Pluckley, Egerton and surrounding villages you need to do no more than contact [email protected] and a member of the committee will get back to you. Alternatively, read about future activities in the documents listed below and see how to contact the Chairman or Secretary by telephone (at the end of the Schedule of Shows) if that would suit you better. We want to hear from you and want you to join us!
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