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Welcome to the Painter's Forstal Gardeners' Club

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Founded in December 1979, the Painter's Forstal Gardeners' Club provides a welcoming environment for gardeners of all abilities with gardens and allotments great and small to meet, exchange tips, share knowledge and to socialise. We have regular meetings, many of which will host a talk by either one of the club members or a visiting guest.


We usually have one meeting a month, check out our programme schedule for upcoming meetings and events.

You don't have to be a resident of Painters Forstal to be a member, we currently have around 90+ members and we would welcome new members should you wish to join us.

Coming up Next...

Summer Show 2019 Best Bloom in show

Dahlia Competition 

Monday 9th September

Staging 6:15pm to 7pm

Judging from 7:15pm

See the club news page for more information

Tickets on sale!

Nick Bailey Talk

Nick is a Garden Designer and author but is best known as a presenter on BBC's Gardeners World

 Monday 14th October 2019

Revive your Garden

Tickets are £5

Chris Beardshaw Talk

Chris is a renowned garden and landscape designer, plantsman and Radio/TV presenter

 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Tickets are £10

If you're interested in either, or both, of these talks do please contact us

On the club news page you'll also find details on the National Garden Scheme where a number of our members will be showing off their gardens this year

Spring Show Photo Competition

The theme for the Spring Show 2019 Photo competition was 'clouds'. This picture, taken by Roger Clements, was our judges favourite but it was a tough choice as there were a good number of excellent photographs.

Thanks to all of you who took part

Suttons seed and plants  (New Catalogue now available)

Don't forget the club has a unique number when ordering seeds and plants, this discount code can be used when ordering online or directly through the catalogue either over the phone or by post. Details of this code has been emailed to members, any problems please get in touch. Note that there is a new unique code, if you need it, get in touch and we'll let you know

Summer Show 2017

Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies