Edington & District Gardening Club – September update  

First Thursday in the month at the Parish Hall 7.30pm

10 members had an enjoyable afternoon at The American Museum at Claverton in September. Despite it being later in the season there were still plenty of flowers and wonderful grasses out in the lovely sunshine.

The Museum and Gardens opened to the public in 1961 and is the only museum outside of the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America. We were there for the Garden this time. It is set in the 30 acres around the house with spectacular views across the Limpley Stoke Valley and beyond. We were shown around by guide Amy, the newly planted area was commissioned in 2018. The planting follows the free form style made famous by the firm’s founders, (OvS) Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden. Also included is a replica of George Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon, a Lewis Clark trail and an Arboretum. Remnants of the old Italianate style include the grotto, the balustrade and curtain walling, and ornamental stone work.

Our next meeting will be in the Parish Hall, from 7.00pm, 7th October, we look forward to hearing Jane Moore, head gardener of The Bath Priory and accomplished writer and broadcaster. The talk will be Autumn Colours and Winter Structure.

As there was no Flower & Produce Show this year there will be a mini show for those attending the meeting. Just 3 classes:

  1. A house pot plant (not purchased within the last 6 mths)
  2. A vase of seed heads and berries
  3. 3 different types of vegetable.

Please bring your entries along from 7.00pm. the speaker will start at 7.30pm.

Visitors are always welcome

Further details on tel.no. 830133