Barrington & District Gardening Society

Meetings are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments.

Our annual programme is designed to be both informative and entertaining.  Talks, visits and shows for 2018 are as follows:

Tuesday November 20th: Guest Night and Quiz with Mike Short plus entertainment (to be advised)                   

We welcome new members, especially younger gardeners.  You will be sure of a warm reception, an interesting talk and refreshments.

We are part of Sutton's seed scheme which gives our members a discount of 50% off all seeds and 15% off everything else listed in the Sutton's catalogue or on their website.

Membership of the Gardening Society is just £8 per year and guests pay £2 per meeting.

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2018 Show Report

The show has been running under new management for three years. For each of those years we've been delighted with the number of entries, particularly as each year the weather has been less than ideal with challenging growing conditions.  Entries were slightly down on last year but the number of exhibitors was up considerably, boosted by entrants to the new Barrington Art Group classes. We were also pleased to see an increase in the number of young people who entered.  The craft classes were, as usual, well supported. This is the only category in the show that does not have its own trophy or award but this will change. In 2019 there will be a new award for craft, "The Barrington Pottery Trophy" sponsored by Paul and Marion at the pottery to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Barrington Court.

The Society's trophies were won by:

Barrington Gardening Society Trophy (men) - Eric Peadon 

Barrington Gardening Society Trophy (women) - Bobbie Clarke

The Barrington Art Group Cup - Felicity Murray

The Olive Willey Cup - Alison Manuel

The Childrens Cup -  Harry Singleton

The Perpetual Challenge Cup - Elouise Paul

The Barrett Cup -  Eric Peadon

The Highclere Trophy -  Alison Manuel

The Valley Farm Cup - Bobbie Clarke

The Country Wines Cup - Vanessa Wray

The Barton Cup -  Bobbie Clarke

The William Knight Cup - Eric Peadon

The Sue Ingham Cup -  Anne Wilkins

The Chairman's Cup - Gillian Webb

The Novice Cup (kindly donated by the The Gardens Group) -  Eric Peadon

The RHS Grenfell Medal - Alison Manuel

The People's Choice Award - Alison Manuel

Congratulations to all our winners.