The Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society is arguably the longest running club in the village, albeit with several name changes over the years.
The Society meets on the last Friday of each month at 7.15 for 7.30 in the Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall. At most meetings there is a guest speaker covering subjects such as vegetables, flowers, bees, plants, wild flowers, gardens, etc. – look out for our posters around the village. If you want to know more about what when, where and how to grow fruit, veg, flowers, shrubs and trees and how to beat the rabbits, pigeons, foxes, slugs and snails why not come along to our friendly group for tea, coffee and a chat to like-minded fellow gardeners in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. We also organise trips to places of interest and the Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, giving us, amongst other benefits, access to personalised advice and concessions for entry to the gardens at Wisley. For further information please call Wendy Sanders on 01303 81 451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All this and more for an annual subscription of £8 – you really can't go wrong!
We have a very interesting programme for 2014 including talks on medicinal herbs, ponds and water gardens, herbaceous borders etc. We also hold Spring, Summer and Autumn Shows (at which several of the classes are open to villagers) together with a very popular plant sale on May 10th – get some real bargains here!