November Report

Our November meeting was a real treat. The members who braved the weather were very well rewarded. Steve Groves, the Swanherd at Abbotsbury, gave us a really interesting talk on the swannery. He explained all about the swans and how they are looked after. Having worked at the swannery since 1989, he had a vast amount of knowledge. His talk was enhanced by some wonderful slides, including the birds, some rare, who have visited over the years. The whole talk was delivered without any notes, clearly a man who loves his job.

Our next event is the Christmas meal and quiz on December 7th. Members who wish to attend should book a place by ringing 813942 or emailing

Trophies won at the DFHS Show

Talks at other societies that are open to our members.

November 8th at 7pm Wyke Regis H.S. Rylands Lane. A history of Athelhampton House by the estates manager and the head gardener. £10 entry

Stourton Caundle H.S. 7pm at the Village Hall Trees for the Small Garden by Andy McIndoe, formerly of Hilliers Nurseries. £5 entry.

November 25th at 2.30pm at Colehill Village Hall. Dorset Hardy Plant Society Celebrity Speaker Developing the World Garden by Tom Hart-Dyke. Ring 07468 853009 to book a ticket.£10

December 2nd  2pm at Morden Village Hall. Nerines in the Garden by Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers. £5 entry.