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Thornford Horticultural Society and Gardening Club

Our club enjoys an active programme of talks, visits to gardens, and social events throughout the year. The talks are given in Thornford Village Hall on the fourth Wednesday in February, March, April, September, October and November. They cover a wide range of subjects but are mainly connected directly to gardening.


Other social events are also held during the summer period, including evening visits to Dorset or Somerset Gardens, followed by a pub supper. There is often the opportunity to travel further afield for the day on a coach trip. In 2016 we visited RHS Rosemoor. A Social evening is always arranged for January with a Supper and Quiz.

In August we hold our Annual Show with a large variety of classes including crafts, photography and baking.  The show is always very popular. The club has a membership of some 60 people. Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings. Club members can gain from 25% discounts from Castle Gardens in Sherborne once or twice a year during special promotional events.

Club Membership Fees


Current annual fees are £10.00 per individual which includes:

  • Talks / lectures on the fourth Wednesday of each month

  • We have a 25% discount evening in May at Castle Gardens

  • Outings

  • January Social Event


Our monthly meetings/talks are also open to non-members for just £3.00 per person.

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Contact details

Chairperson & Show Secretary

Mr M Rutland

Tel: 01935 872545




Mr P Akres

Tel: 01935 872987



Miss S Hanslip
Tel 01935 872502

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