Snowdrop Time

Snowdrops are a welcome winter sight. These were found in Bincombe churchyard.









We are still unable to make any plans to resume our meetings. The vaccines have brought hope but we all need to be patient.

Happy New Year 2021

2021 and another lockdown, who knows when we will be able to resume our meetings?  Never mind, we can browse through the seed and plant catalogues and plan our growing season.

Winter bloomers!









There will be a national census in March and we have been asked to publicise this to all our members. Click here for full details.

Local Newsletter-census

Broadwey, Upwey & District Horticultural Society Spring Show

December Up-date

We are sorry to have to report that we will not be resuming meetings in February after all. With the virus not yet beaten, we will now hope to start again in April. The vaccinations will have rolled out by then and we may be able to go back to normal (hopefully).

This of course means that there will, sadly,  be no Spring Show..

The Gold Club list of composts, etc. and vouchers are available to members. Please contact Ros, 814887 or email

The Gardens Group now have an online shop. Deliveries are free within a 25 mile radius.

It would have been our Christmas meal this month, here are some pictures of previous years. We wish you all a Happy, but different, Christmas.


In-house catering 2018 ready for collection.

Autumn Colour

November already and another lockdown! Here are some pictures to cheer us up.  If you have any colourful plants, please send photos to For inclusion in our web-site gallery.

We have also received The Gold Club November newsletter to download;

November Newsletter 2020

Ros’s cyclamen are lovely.

John’s charm chrysanthemum, ‘Casablanca’.

October News

We are hoping to resume meetings in February if Covid allows. We also hope that all our members are well.

In the meantime, here are some more garden photos.

These charm chrysanthemums were from cuttings taken in February. They were intended to be sold at the plant sale in May. Maybe next year…….

The rudbeckia is still in flower, producing lovely autumn colour.

September News

Reminder – Autumn meetings have been suspended due to Covid 19. We hope to resume in February.

A few members attended the joint meeting at Dobbies. They were joined by Owermoigne and Lulworth gardening clubs and enjoyed a talk from a birds of prey expert. Then followed shopping around the garden centre.

Things we would have exhibited at our Summer Show;

These are from Meg





These are from John



Future Meetings

A few of our members will be going to Dobbies Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th August to join other societies for a talk and visit, we hope the weather is fine.

Unfortunately we will not be able to resume our meetings in September as the school is not available due to the virus. Understandably, they have to be very careful. We hope to resume in February, 2021.

As there is no show this month, we would like you to send pictures of things you would have entered. Please send to This could make a nice feature.

More pictures from our gardens.

Meg’s garden in May

…..and in July








John’s roses in full bloom.

Terry’s vegetable harvest

Dorset Echo Garden Feature

The Dorset Echo are looking for keen gardeners to take part in a new weekly feature. If you are interested in taking part, please go to ;

Joint Meeting and Virtual Open Gardens

Joint Meeting                                                                                                               Our society members have been invited to an evening meeting on August 5th at Dobbies Garden Centre, Owermoigne between 6pm and 8pm. It is being organised by Steve Jeffries, who has given us a talk. There will be two other societies attending with up to twenty members from each society.

Attendees will be split into two groups with one group having a talk/demonstration and the other group shopping. The garden centre has all social distancing requirements in place.

If you would like to attend, please phone Ros on 814887 by Tuesday 23rd June. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Virtual Open Gardens

Two local villages have had to cancel their Open Gardens events this year. However, both have put photos on-line for potential visitors to enjoy. Here are the links; and

Our 2020/21 programme can be found on the Calendar of Events link. These will take place subject to the Covid 19 situation and availability of venues. Please check the web-site for up-dates.

More of our own garden pictures; ( please keep sending them to


June Update


Just to remind you that all Society activities are on hold until it is absolutely safe to resume. The Summer Show, due to take place in August, has been cancelled.

In the meantime, please send your garden photos to so that we can put them on the website.

These were sent by Steve from Preston.

This hosta was bought at last year’s plant sale.

It has taken 4 years for this Rhodohypoxis to thrive.