Recent Events 2016 & 2017

Events from previous years


Visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Thursday 7th September 2017

See the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens web page


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!

MGS at Meavy Oak Fair 2017


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.

social evening exploring the gardensocial evening I've had enough


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.

Coombe Trenchard

Coombe Trenchard, into the woodsBridge at Coombe Trenchard


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.

Garden Party May 2016

Garden Party May 2016

Garden Party May 2016


Trelissick House & Garden and Pinsla Garden

Thursday 12th May 2016

See the Trelissick House & Garden web page.


Events from previous years

Events 2015

Events 2014