Milverton, Somerset

Gardening Club March update

Highgrove GardensThe meeting of the garden Club this month is on Tuesday 19 March in the Methodist Chapel at 7.30pm. The subject is ‘Vegetables’ with John Addison. We look forward to seeing you there. 

A reminder of the plant sale on 19 May, if you are splitting plants or sowing seeds, please think of us, further details next month.

The Garden Club is very pleased to advise you that we have the necessary interested 26 Members and villagers and have reserved a Group Tour of Highgrove Garden for Wednesday, the 29 May, 2024. The coach will leave from the Victoria Rooms at 9am  Further information from Sue Rotherham.

Ruth Beaumont

Garden Club February update

Gardeners are eternal optimists, so I hope we are all looking forward to an enjoyable and productive growing season.

The rescheduled Annual General Meeting will now take place on Tuesday 20 February at 7pm in the Methodist Chapel. This will be followed by the first talk of the year, with James Cross talking about the Bishops Palace Garden in Wells. It is a delightful garden and will be interesting to hear about the work involved. I look forward to seeing you all there.

New members are always welcome.

Peter Hutchinson would like to remind everyone that Suttons seed catalogues are still available and will be at the AGM.

Ruth Beaumont


Garden Club plan to visit Highgrove House

The Garden Club is hoping to arrange a visit to the gardens of Highgrove House, the home of King Charles III in early summer at the beginning of the rose season.

The Gardens are very special and popular. The journey takes approx. l hr 45 minutes. Guided tours are compulsory, each of 30 visitors, and cost £30 per person. There are restaurants that can be viewed online.

Due to the current economic situation to hire a private bus the cost of the day would be approximately £60 to include the entrance fee to Highgrove House. Booking a visit is open from the 1 February, and dates soon become fully booked.

However, we need to know if there is enough interest from the Garden Club Members, and indeed any non-members within the Garden Club District who would also like to join us for this special trip. If you are interested, please contact Sue Rotheram, Secretary, as soon as possible, either by phone on 01823 401512  or by email at

The next Garden Club plant sale will take place on Sunday 19 May 2024! Please think of us when you divide plants or sow seeds. More details later.

Garden Club December update

A date for your diary

The next Garden Club plant sale will take place on Sunday 19 May 2024!

Please think of us when you divide plants or sow seeds. More details to follow.

Annual General Meeting

The Garden Club AGM and party takes place on Wednesday 13 December at 7pm in the Victoria Rooms. Please bring a plate of savoury or sweet food. One of the things we will be doing at the AGM is electing a committee for the coming year. If you are interested, please let me know. The more the merrier!

Ruth Beaumont

Garden Club June update

We have had some very interesting speakers this year with a good attendance. We now have a break from meetings until October, when we will have our own ‘Gardeners Question Time’.

We are making preparations for the Flower Show on Saturday 15 July in the Victoria Rooms. The schedules will be available soon from the Post Office and the Shop. If you were lucky enough to win a piece of silverware last year, please return it to me at Hilltop, Buttsway.

We look forward to receiving your entries.

Ruth Beaumont

Garden Club news in May

We hope you have noticed the new planter near the school. It was discovered that the old one had rotted and a decision was taken to replace it. Milverton Sawmill were tasked with making a new one, which they did very promptly and at a discounted price as it was for the benefit of the Community. It was installed and planted up with pansies and daffodils supplied by Ray Sellick (who sells plants at the Victoria Rooms community market) who also gave a discount for the same reason. We thank both for their help and support.

We are planning to have a plant sale, with tea and cakes, on Sunday 21 May in the Victoria Rooms between 2pm and 4pm. If you have any plants and or seedlings to donate, please bring them on the day or deliver them to me (Ruth Beaumont) at Hilltop, Buttsway.

Ruth Beaumont
Phone 01823 400127


Garden Club March update

As I write this article, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, whilst the snowdrops and hellebores are looking stunning on this bright February day. Can spring be far away?

On Tuesday 21 March we look forward to welcoming James Crebbin Bailey who will be speaking about the art of topiary. It is a fascinating and skilful technique used in many formal gardens.

Please do join us, you will be most welcome.

Ruth Beaumont
Phone 01823 400127