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'There are 148 gardening clubs and societies in the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies.' Note the rolling section Gardening clubs meeting in the next week in the middle of the Home Page.

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'There are about 140 horticultural societies from Hampshire and the surrounding counties in the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies and these are listed in 10 areas around the main towns/cities.'

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'The Federation, formed in 1938, was originally based on societies from Kent. Since 2001 however, several societies from East Sussex, and more recently clubs from Surrey, have been welcomed, bringing our present membership to around 200 affiliated societies, clubs and organisations.'

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'Welcome to the one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866 ... One of our main attractions is our monthly Social evenings (and 2 very popular quiz nights). Guest speakers present garden related topics and everyone is welcome to these social evenings. They run from September to May ... every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 8 pm.'

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Winter monthly programme, Tuesday evenings: 'Meetings ... start at 7.30 pm, unless stated otherwise.'

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'We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of the month, Jan-Nov.'

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

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'Many village residents are members of the Beckford and District Gardening Club, a friendly, thriving and lively club which draws its members from a number of local villages. The Club holds monthly evening meetings throughout the autumn and winter, with talks or demonstrations about a wide range of subjects of interest to gardeners.'

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'The club meets at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday in the months of January to May plus October and November, with an outing in the summer and an annual show.'

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'The Gardening Club welcomes all villagers to take part in its programme of events ... We have around 60 members and are always happy to see new ones. You don’t have to be a plant expert in any way! There is something for every level of skill and interest.'

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'We meet on the first Tuesday evening of each month ... Our evening commences at 7.30 pm. At each Club evening we have gardening speakers who talk on a variety of subjects. Members have free access and visitors are charged £1.00 for the evening.'

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Meet 'at 7.30, second Thursday of the Month, interesting talks on gardening and other topics too, advice, library, raffle, tea ...'. Alert At the AGM held in November 2014 the Society was faced with closure after 54 years in existence due to falling active members and lack of Officers. Fortunately the Society was rescued. It has subsequently been re-named as the Catisfield Gardening Club.'

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'We are a gardening club of around 600 members in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire. Our aims are to enjoy gardening and to help and encourage others to do so too ... Members enjoy a programme of talks and slide shows with free refreshments'.

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'We have a present membership of 140 and an average attendance of over 50 at our monthly meetings ... on the second Thursday of each month.'

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'Meetings and talks are held every third Tuesday of the month from 7.30 pm ... and feature a wide range of topics from vegetables to design and wildlife. Visitors are most welcome - tea, coffee & biscuits are included in the entrance fee of £2 (only £1 when you become a member) and there is a licensed bar. We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2009 with a garden party, a recording of Gardeners' Question Time and talks by Matthew Biggs and Roy Lancaster.'

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Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month Jan - April & Sept - Nov. (the months in between are garden visits only).

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'In order to meet the objectives the society holds regular lectures and visits to gardens and shows within the county and beyond.'

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'The society organises regular events including talks on all aspects of gardening, visits to gardens and other places of horticutural interest and talks by guest speakers ... All talks, demonstrations etc are staged ... on Thursday evenings commencing at 7.15 pm.'

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'We meet on the first Friday of the month (except in January and August) ... We have a wide range of illustrated talks and demonstrations, accompanied by refreshments, raffle, plant sales and a table top competition for flowers, fruit and vegetables. We also hold 3 shows a year, an annual plant sale, and organise visits to gardens large and small ... We are all amateurs, learning from each other, so do come along and join us!'

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'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.'

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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings. Alert At Review, the Society's Website originally cited here was not accessible; cf its Entry in the Member Society List of The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies.

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'EHA has in excess of 2000 members and is thought to be amongst the oldest and largest Association of its type in England.' Monthly evening meetings.

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'We meet at 7.30 pm on every second Tuesday of the month ... Our 120+ members range from experts in their own subject matters to enthusiastic amateurs - all of whom are still learning and benefitting from our thriving society.'

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'All talks are held in the Village Hall at 8 pm. Coffee is served from 7.30 pm. Non-members are welcome to join us for talks ...'

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'We host a wide variety of speakers and social events. Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 pm.'

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'Talks on practical gardening and on beautiful gardens to visit are held monthly in the URC Hall except during the summer. These are illustrated and/or with practical demonstrations. Held mostly in the afternoon, but with a couple in the evening, this is a social event with a raffle, tea, coffee and biscuits plus a chance to chat, and is free to members.'

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'During the winter months from October to March we hold meetings on alternate Tuesdays starting at 7.30 pm.'

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'We meet every 4th Thursday (except December) at 7.30 pm ... Visitors are very welcome.' Enquire about forthcoming speakers.

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'Through regional groups, The Japanese Garden Society meets at various UK locations throughout the year. Meetings vary from informal evening lectures to weekend events, with exhibits from members representing both amateur and professional sectors ... Currently we have Regional groups in the: Southeast; Southwest; Northwest; Midlands; Yorkshire and Humber.'

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'Evening meetings are held during the autumn/winter months, which can include talks, slide shows, video presentations and demonstrations ... Everyone is welcome with admission being £1.50 per meeting which includes refreshments.'

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'KMIS lectures run on Monday evenings from September - March each year, and are open to the general public. They cover a wide range of topics of horticultural and botanical interest ... Tickets sold on the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take advance bookings.'

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'Meetings are held at 8.00 pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and August) ... Although we pride ourselves on our expert speakers, all talks are very informal and are followed by refreshments and a raffle. Visitors are always welcome - do come and try one of our meetings.'

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'The Lakeland Horticultural Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the art and science of horticulture and good gardening practice. Its lectures are open to all, free of charge unless otherwise stated.' Monthly meetings, Saturday afternoons.

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'We hold monthly talks, free to members, guests and visitors ... at 8.00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month (again except over Xmas/New Year). These are given by guest speakers and cover a wide range of topics and subjects of interest to gardeners and allotment holders.'

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'Club members meet on the first Thursday of every month ... and at many meetings a guest speaker gives a presentation on a gardening subject. Occasionally, meetings are held at other venues.'

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'The Club has monthly meetings ... during the winter and garden visits during the summer.'

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'A huge effort goes into organising the Talks and the Shows for members. But remember the talks are open to anyone who wishes to attend ... All talks take place ... from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are available in the interval. A Raffle is held.'

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Menheniot (Cornish: Mahunyes) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall.  The meaning of the name is “sanctuary of Neot” ... The village of Menheniot, lies about two miles south-east of Liskeard, close to the A38 and main railway line to the west of Cornwall ... This largely agricultural area has good, fertile soil. The area is also renowned for the quality of its slate.‘ The Garden Club ‘meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Parish Hall at 7.30pm’.

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'In the winter months we have illustrated talks on gardening, wildlife, travel and other topics of interest to the members as well as quiz nights organised by the Hampshire Federation.'

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Meet 'normally 3rd Wednesday of every month (check programme of events for exact details).'

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'Monthly meetings are held ... Sept. to May, usually 3rd Wednesday of the month (do check beforehand as this sometimes varies) with an outing in June. Meetings usually start at 7.30 pm.'

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Meetings 'will take place on the second Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm'.

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Meetings 'are held on the first Thursday of the month (not Jan, Aug or Dec) ... The meetings start at 7.30 pm and are free to paid up members, yearly membership fee is £3 at the moment, and guests are welcome for a small donation. Speakers talk on and/or demonstrate, with or without slides, garden or related topics with each one being an expert in their subject. During the break for tea and coffee there is a raffle and plant sales, also the monthly competition is judged by the speaker'.

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'Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm ... New Members are assured of a warm welcome as the Club has a reputation for friendliness.'

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'Monthly lectures or demonstrations on a variety of horticultural topics.'

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'Normally hold nine meetings and two shows each year. Meetings take place each month between January and November each year ... the two shows in July and August replace the normal meetings. Admission to the meetings is one pound, non-members are welcome. The meetings often include an outside speaker talking about gardening related subjects.'

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'Founded as the Oundle and District Sweet Pea Society, in the early twentieth century. A group of local sweet pea growers got together with the idea of putting on a show and introducing a little friendly competition into their hobby. Since then, shows have been put on in the town every year, except for a break during the war years ... In the 1980s, the Society began arranging evening meetings at which speakers were invited to give talks on a wide range of mainly horticultural subjects. With just a short break in the 1990s, these talks have continued to give our patrons and visitors a pleasant evening out, through the darker months, from September to May.'

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'The Society’s Annual General Meeting is held in October, the programme of events therefore runs from November through to October. All meetings ... commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Meetings are open to all members of the Society and accompanying guests.'

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'The society holds monthly meetings ... starting at 8.00 pm promptly on the second Thursday in the month. At each meeting we have an experienced and often well known speaker - subjects include gardening topics, natural and local history and travel.'

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'Monthly Meetings (1st Thursday at 7 pm): Guest Speakers on Gardening and General topics some illustrated with slides others by practical demonstration.'

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'We are one of the biggest horticultural societies with a very active committee. They work hard to provide activities of interest to all types of gardeners. These include the showman, the allotment holder, the plant enthusiast, or those who just like to potter round the garden. We host 3 shows a year with magnificent displays of flowers, vegetables, domestic and handicraft sections ... Club Nights are held once a month, with a wide range of topics to interest everyone.'

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'Meetings are held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings and commence at 7.30 pm ... Members are invited to bring specimen plants and other items of interest to show to fellow members for identification, advice or because they are unusual or exciting specimens. The main part of the evening takes the form of a talk by an expert on some topic of gardening or horticultural interest, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. We continue to be successful in attracting a succession of high quality speakers.'

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'Monthly Indoor Meetings held ... on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7.45 pm.'

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Fortnightly Winter Lecture Meetings normally held in Edinburgh. Additional Meetings occasionally also in Glasgow or elsewhere in Scotland.

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'In 1824 four men called a public meeting to form a Horticultural Society of Aberdeen and some 40 years later its work was recognised when it was given the right to use the word “Royal” in its title. Throughout its years it has remained a voluntary organisation whose aim has been to “advance knowledge and encourage the practice of horticulture in the community”. It does this by: Providing lectures and demonstrations; Organising and staging two flower shows per year; Organising monthly workshops on a variety of subjects for the newer gardener ... It has a programme of winter meetings with speakers on a wide range of topics and in Summer there are outings to gardens of interest and Gardening Scotland.'

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'Meetings - usually with a guest speaker - are held on the second Tuesday of the month from October through to May.'

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'From September to May (usually on the last Wednesday of each month) the Society holds its monthly meeting ... beginning at 8.00 pm. A variety of speakers talk on different horticultural topics often with films or slides and the meetings usually last two hours with a break for refreshments. Most of the monthly meetings cover general subjects connected with gardening, but for chrysanthemum enthusiasts specialised meetings are organised each year, usually addressed by growers who have attained national recognition.'

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'We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month except December and August ... at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the months of January, February, April, May, June, July, September, October, and November (our party night!). All meetings are held ... at 7 pm for a 7.30 start.'

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Lecture programme: 'All lectures/meetings to be held at 2.30 pm unless otherwise stated in the Tenants Hall, Tatton Park.'

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'We meet regularly in Torquay from autumn to spring for thirteen talks on plants, gardens and gardening. We also run coach trips and hold social events and a summer show. Membership £20 p.a. - which includes quarterly newsletters and free entry to the Society's talks. Non-members are welcome to attend the talks for a £5 entrance fee. Whether you live in S. Devon or are on holiday, we would be delighted to see you.'

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'WHS aims to offer members at least one activity per month throughout the year. Activities include talks, visits to local gardens, coach trips to great gardens and gardening shows, social events and Wansford Annual Show (held on the August Bank Holiday weekend).'

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Meetings are held ... at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday in each month (except August and December) ... Visitors are very welcome.'

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'We meet on the first Friday of every month, except January which will be the 2nd Friday ... to start at 8.00 pm.'

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'The club meets at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.'

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'We are a very friendly group usually meeting on the Second Thursday of the month ... starting at 7.30 pm and visitors are most welcome. Our aim is to provide informative and entertaining presentations on a wide range of gardening topics. It is an opportunity for visitors to meet members and discuss gardening issues.'

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'We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except August). A varied programme is organised using the best speakers available and visits are arranged to local gardens, nurseries and places of special interest ... Whilst the talks are mostly garden related, we also have occasional talks on some of the most beautiful parts of the world. We like to think that we are the friendliest club in Wotton under Edge ... and visitors are especially welcome (£2 for indoor meetings).'

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'We pride ourselves upon the friendly atmosphere at our meetings and other events. Members are able to hear and meet 11 or 12 top class speakers drawn from all over the U.K. As a bonus, within our ranks, we have a number of professional horticulturalists and experienced gardeners, who are always willing to offer advice to fellow members. Our society has its roots firmly in the gardening community on the western side of the Malvern Hills but has always attracted members from much further afield in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.'

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'Meetings and social evenings are held ... usually on the 2nd Monday of the month and start at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated).'

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