We normally meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the Grove Building Mere.  This can vary so do check with the dates below.  We usually start our meetings at 7.30pm, with coffee & tea available from 7pm.

The Grove Building is situated in the centre of Mere opposite St Michael’s Parish Church.  For location map and other information goto Grove Building, Mere


April 10th, The Rev Engelheart lived at Little Clarendon in Dinton and was a famous Edwardian daffodil breeder.  The property is now owned by the National Trust and senior gardener Jess Usher has been researching the Engelheart daffodil collection.

May 8th, Sue Carter of Old Chapel Flowers in East Stour will talk about growing cut flowers including how to maximise the growing year.

June 12th, An evening visit to “Blooming Wild” a small herbaceous and wildflower nursey near Horsington, owned by Steven and Lindsay Lister.  After a talk and refreshments there will be a chance to purchase plants.  £5 per person.

June 15/16 Hidden Gardens of Mere weekend

July 10th Members forum.  Les Manwaring will be talking on how to present fruit, vegetables and flowers at a show.  Other topics to be included.  Please bring your petunia plug plants for judging.

August 14th  Summer Garden evening at Waterford House, Castle St (6.30pm start).  Bring some finger buffet food to share, wine and soft drinks will be provided.

Sept 11th Club Horticultural Show, see show page

Oct 9th  Members forum.  We will be discussing winter vegetable growing, winter pruning and over wintering tender plants.  Bring your knowledge, expertise and your questions and be prepared to join in.

Nov 13th  A Victorian Head Gardener.  Dr Francis Burroughes’ father started his career as a gardener’s boy on a large estate before the First World War.  Learn how to mow a lawn properly with a horse drawn mower, how to grow grapes and how to serve pears.  A fascinating insight into Victorian gardens.

Dec 11th Social Event, friendly quiz and social with mince pies and mulled wine.  Christmas raffle.


Jan 8th  Lyn Miles, owner of Westcroft Gardens, near Salisbury, will give a talk entitled “For the Love of Snowdrops”  Lots of stories, what Galanthopiles get up to during the season, events, garden visiting and of course some snowdrops.  There will be items for sale, cash only.

Feb 12th Martin Young will give a talk entitled “Look forward to the Spring” which will provide inspiration for future years.  A wide range of interesting plants which perform well during the first 4-5 months of the year.  How spring is changing, how some plants are adapting and how to get the best from them.

March 12th  AGM followed by Adam Wallis from Castle Gardens with a talk “From Grower to Garden Centre”