2024 Calendar of Events, Meetings & Trips
All talks, Events & Meetings are held at the Charltons Community Centre, Charlton Adam, TA11 7BE
This year we will be having Two Coach trips, read through the Calendar for the dates
MONDAY JANUARY 8th AGM doors 7pm for renewal of Membership & enrol New Members. AGM & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ, some garden questions of course! Raffle and refreshments AGM 7.30 Followed by the Quiz, entry £1pp for the quiz. Winning team to share the "Pot"
All Villagers welcome to the AGM this lasts for about 20 minutes, we would like all members to attend. Refreshments provided, bring something stronger if you wish!!
FEBRUARY & MARCH NO MEETINGS
MONDAY APRIL 15TH *** Talk & Quiz ** "Ramblings of a Head Gardener Paul Ross gives an Informal insight into the workings of historical estates from the perspective of an Estate Head Gardener, and the running of older estates from the past 50 years. He will also have Photos of design projects he has done over the last 40 years. Followed by a --- QUIZ --- general knowledge and a few garden ones. Doors open 7pm Raffle & and Refreshments TALK STARTS at 7.30 followed by the Quiz at approximately 8.15
MONDAY APRIL 29TH BRIMSMORE GOLD CLUB 25% DISCOUNT EVENING. Meet at Brimsmore Garden Centre car park at 5.45, talk and refreshments at 6pm then wander at your leisure to purchase some goodies!
SATURDAY MAY 18TH Coach Trip departs 10am to the AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS, BATH go to their website www.americanmuseum.org for more info. This trip will be advertise elsewhere. cost, £25pp includes entry to Museum, Exhibittion, Gardens, American Garden Deli, & Gift Shop COACH DEPARTS FROM THE VILLAGE CAR PARK (Charlton mackrell School)
SUNDAY JUNE 9TH 10.30 - 2PM VILLAGE CAFE & PLANT SALES A Very popular event with visitors from Far & wide. TEAS, COFFEE, HOME BAKED CAKES, & BACON BUTTIES This year the CHS are donating 50% of the profits from both the Cafe and Raffle to " Raise the Roof" campaign, to go towards the renovation of the Community Centre. RAFFLE Volunteers most welcome!!
SATURDAY JUNE 22ND 1.30 Gill & Vic are welcoming MEMBERS AND PARTNERS to the annual BBQ please note this is an earlier start than usual. The CHS will provide the meats, but some donations of side dishes and desserts on the day would be well accepted just let us know what you will be bringing so we don't double up on Dishes ... Venue. BEGGARS ROOST, HILLWAY, CHARLTON MACKRELL
SATURDAY JULY 6TH VILLAGE DAY, we will have our usual marquee selling a mix of perennial and indoor plants. Any volunteers who can possibly help would be most welcome
MONDAYJULY 22ND Doors open 7 pm "GOLD CLUB TALK" Gardening for Pollinators hear how to encourage more wildlife into your gardens
SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH OUR SECOND COACH TRIP MEMBERS AND PARTNERS ONLY SOCIAL COACH TRIP TO WEYMOUTH. COST £15PP Bring your own Picnic & booze! or Have Fish and Chips on the beach. This is a smaller coach than normal so TICKETS are AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH 1 pm "PICNIC IN THE PARK" Meet at the Community Field and bring your own picnic, drinks and Chairs. The hall will be open for the use of the toilets.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH MAJOR EVENT! Doors open 6.30pm "An evening with BOB FLOWERDEW" , Bob has a well honed, witty, yet informative ‘No Work Gardening’ where he pokes fun at commonly accepted gardening advice over the heads of foolish garden experts and those who proffer daft advice.
We will also have a LICENCED BAR ** Raffle
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER NO MEETING
DECEMBER Members & Partners Christmas meal.date to be advised