Meavy Garden Society
First formed in 1962 the Society’s objects are to: “Extend the knowledge of, and encourage interest in, the cultivation of flowers, plants and vegetables” in a friendly atmosphere. We welcome all who are “interested in the objects of the Society” from a wide area around Meavy.
We meet on the third Monday evening of months February to November, at 7:00 pm, in Meavy Parish Hall (PL20 6PJ). Everyone with interests in gardening is welcome to join, be they beginner or expert. Annual membership is very modest at £10.00 for a couple or £7.00 for individuals. For most months, once light refreshments and chat have been enjoyed, we have an outside speaker to give us their expertise on a wide variety of topics, with time for questions afterwards.
The Spring Fun Show, where members display their results from the winter in garden and conservatory, commences at 7:00 pm in Meavy Parish Hall on a Monday in March. While the judges make their decisions, members – and welcomed visitors – will exercise their brains with competitions. There will also be a raffle and homemade cakes & biscuits to go with the tea. An additional class of "A Spring Hat or Cap", decorated with fresh, spring flowers and to be worn by the maker to put the fun into the show may be reintroduced in 2017. (Unfortunately this had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.)
There is a coach outing each Spring and a local outing, sharing private cars, in early Autumn. However outings in 2017 have not yet been confirmed.
The Annual Summer Show is on Saturday 11th August in Meavy Parish Hall. We welcome the public in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission £1. The Summer Show is where the public are the judges. Visitors are given a voting sheet in order to select their choice of the best exhibit in each class. The exhibit with the most votes is the class winner.
There are sixteen classes for cut flowers, shrubs, plants in pots and vegetables with a perpetual trophy for each, to be held for the year (Members only). The Gordon Cross Trophy, commemorating a past president, is awarded on a points system for the highest total in all classes.
In 2018 The Meavy Oak Fair will be on Saturday 16th June and once again there will be a stall manned by members of the Meavy Garden Society.
For more information about Meavy Garden Society: Tel. 01822 852672 or 01822 852984,or email .