The Charltons Horticultural Society  NEWS

The CHS is pleased to announce that we are now an Affiliated Member of the RHS, benefits to members will be announced soon.

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Toby Bucklands Garden Festival at Powderham Castle 30th APRIL, Tickets are now available at £10 pp for members. contact by email or through the website contact us page.

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Tickets for the Chris Beardshaw event are selling well, 60% sold already.  ( March 2022) Anyone wanting any please get them soon.

All dates for our 2022 calendar are now sorted.

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Village Day this year is going to be held ON FRIDAY  JUNE. 4th, 

At The Charltons Community Centre, Top Road, Charlton Adam, TA11 7BE starting at 1pm  

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The Committee are pleased to announce that Jools Ford has joined us, she will bring much needed ideas & help to the Committee. She will be acting as Membership Secretary.

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DON'T FORGET TO RSVP THE CHRIS BEARDSHAW EVENT. GO TO THE UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE TO REGISTER

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THE CHS WAS ABLE TO DONATE £280 TO THE CHARLTONS YOUTH CLUB THIS YEAR 2021

What a great success the Village Cafe and Plant sale was on Sunday 1st August. As you know this was put on to raise funds for the CHS and also The Charltons Youth Club.

The CHS committee was astounded by the support this event generated locally, and from the surrounding villages. Well done to everyone that was involved during the day. Thank-you.

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Don't forget to RSVP the Chris Beardshaw event to get priority for tickets. Go to the Events page to register.

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Joining us couldn't be easier, message us and we will get back to you with all the information you need.

Come along to our Marquee on Village day, 28th August 2021 and sign up there.

Contact us through this website on the contact page.

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A Bit of Fun! 

from one of our members,

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If you grow healthy toms when all about you are losing theirs and furious with you


If you can beat the slugs when all men doubt you And save your hostas, delphs and dahlias too;


If you can weed and not be bored by weeding, Nor get depressed when bindweed reappears Nor fume to find vine weevils ate your fuchsias But grow another lot to feed next year’s


If you can dream and not be disappointed When all you dreamed turns out to be a mess;


If you can think your garden could be Wisley Instead of some chaotic wilderness


If you can meet with well-known gardening experts To find you’re not alone without a clue


If you can bear to hear your gardening question Provoking hoots of laughter aimed at you Or face the urn your mother gave you, broken, By bulging roots of cannas or of yew


If you can make one heap of all your compost And hurt your back when turning it again And nip your fingers with the secateurs Which you then drop, and lose amid the pain


If all your pots dry out in summer heatwaves While you are soaked in rain on hols abroad Or your hydrangeas get baked brown in summer Then winter drowns your yuccas in wet mud


If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To hope plants live long after they are gone And keep the space where trilliums once grew In case they grow again before too long


If you can deal with mildew without swearing And preferably without a fungicide And suffer plagues of whitefy without caring Or wake up to find your precious acer died And grit your teeth, dig up the thing and bin it To find there’s honey-fungus in the sod Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, For you’ve become a Gardener, by God!