Meavy Oak Fair
Saturday 17th June 2017
Meavy Garden Society had a marvelous array of plants for sale at Meavy Oak Fair. The MGS raised £387 from the sale of the plants, which was a fantastic result! A big thank you to MGS members who ran the plant stall. The photo below was taken after the stall had been set up in the morning, before any public arrived!
Meavy Garden Society Social Evening
Monday 5th June 2017
About twenty members braved the torrential rain to attend the social evening at “Byleat” Yelverton by kind invitation of David and John Stratford. Sadly, it had been raining hard all day and indeed continued to do so throughout the evening.
Even so, those who attended enjoyed a couple of drinks and nibbles and in between the showers, some managed to have a look at the garden which was looking fantastic, despite the rain! David made the best of a bad situation, leading members round the garden and providing information about the wonderful plants in the borders, the bee hives and the vegetable garden. Everyone was wearing rain coats and hats, and sheltered under umbrella’s – some even admitted to donning thermals!
David very kindly allowed members to go inside his house into a room, which allowed us to get out of the wet and cold. Annie presented David with flowers and wine as a thank you. She also gave Kay Moore a bunch of flowers and a card on behalf of the Society for Kay’s significant birthday due on the following day.
Everyone enjoyed the evening but it was such a shame that the weather marred it somewhat.
Visit to Thorn Garden
Wednesday 10th May 2017
See the Thorn Garden web page.
Outing to Coombe Trenchard
Wednesday 14th September 2016
Twenty members and guests of the society visited Coombe Trenchard, an Edwardian Arts and Crafts house near Lewdown on a beautiful warm and sunny afternoon in September.
The owner Sarah Marsh, gave us a most interesting tour and talk about the house and its fascinating features, including explaining the very clever mechanism of the ‘disappearing’ wall – a wall which can divide two rooms or be lowered through the floor. Everyone enjoyed wandering round the gardens which are being gradually restored and have lovely views of surrounding farmland.
Tea and delicious homemade biscuits were enjoyed in the glorious sunshine on the terrace. The weather was a real bonus.
Wild Flower Walk
Thursday 16th June 2016
See the Wild Flower Walk web page.
Summer Social Evening
Thursday 26th May 2016
This year’s social evening took place in a member’s garden near Yelverton on 26th May.
Approximately 27 members were present. The garden was beautiful with a sheltered planted area near the house full of colour and a variety of trees, shrubs, and plants with much variety and interest. There was a well-tended vegetable plot and greenhouse and then the garden merged into a delightful extensive grassy area with mown paths through the longer grass and lovely trees and shrubs; some in flower and with beautiful views of farmland across the valley. Our hosts had been working very hard!
A converted stable area with decking provided an ideal place for the enjoyment of drinks and delicious nibbles kindly provided by the committee. Eventually ‘rain stopped play’ but not before all had enjoyed a delightful evening.
Photos showing members having a good time.
Trelissick House & Garden and Pinsla Garden
Thursday 12th May 2016
See the Trelissick House & Garden web page.
Hidden Valley Gardens
Wednesday 16th September 2015
See the Hidden Valley Gardens web page.
Meavy Oak Fair
Saturday 20th June 2015
Three Society members (David Winter, Janet Jones and Kay Moore) manned the plant stall at the Meavy Oak Fair, again this year. We were once again given plants to sell by kind donation of Peter Argles from Champernowne Nursery and several members of the Meavy Garden Society also gave plants for the stall. Sales were good, with several members of the public remarking that they had bought plants from the stall on previous years and had been really pleased with the quality of them.
The Garden Society also took the opportunity to launch the Meavy Garden Society Calendar for 2016. These were sold for £5.50 each with 50p per calendar donated to the Meavy Oak Fair.
Members will have the opportunity to purchase their calendar at the next meeting on Monday 20th July for just £5.00 each.
Forde Abbey Gardens
Thursday 21st May 2015
See the Forde Abbey Gardens and Otter Nurseries web page.
A Very Beautiful Garden
Thursday 5th May 2015
A very enjoyable social evening was held on Thursday 5th May. Our host had a very beautiful garden which was full of colour and some unusual plants, one of which was a “Japanese Star Anise” (Illicium Anisatum) - see photo right. A trail had been set out for members to explore the garden and the weather was kind after all the recent rain, we had a dry evening. Members enjoyed nibbles,drinks and good conversation.