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The Plant Sale and coffee morning

This is always a popular event in the club calendar, your chance to pick up a few plants at a bargain price, you might even find something you hadn't considered growing. It's always possible that a plant you buy here will win you a prize at next years Spring Show, which is exactly what happened for the club chairman this year! 

If you have any plants you'd like to donate we would be very happy to receive them. vegatable plants are always popular, especially tomato and runner beans, so any spares would be very welcome!

Do please come, buy a coffee, buy a plant or three and show your support for our club funds!

This years plant sale will also play host to the Painters Forstal Village Ammenities Committee who will be running a tombola stall and a cake stall in aid of funds for the village hall.

National Garden Scheme.

We are proud to say that several members will be opening their gardens in the National Garden Scheme. You might want to go take a look at Frances and Pauls Garden, in Brogdale Road, Mary and John's garden in Faversham and also Violets Garden in Dunkirk. Click on  the links for details and dates, you can also check out the NGS Website or the 'yellow book' for more locations and dates. 

Faversham Open Gardens 

Sunday 30th June

If you're interested in visiting a garden or two in Faversham or  doing your bit for the environment by entering their competition then do please check out

Faversham Open Gardens 

Coach Trip to Hyde Hall

The club outing to RHS Hyde Hall in June is proving to be very popular, just a few seats left, so don't leave it too long before you secure your place on the coach.

Finally, do please check out the new monthly Blog 


The Spring Show

This year you did it again with another remarkable show. With the early spring we've had and some pretty poor weather conditions in the run up to the show we were down a little on the number of exhibits we've had in previous years, most notably in Division 1, the trumpets, but we had a record number of exhibitors as more of you took the opportunity to show off your prize blooms.

The culinary section proved popular, in particular the men only cake section saw a surprisingly large number of entries, the judge commented that the quality was very high in all catagories this year.

The photo competition also saw a good number of entrants and again the judge remarked how difficult it was to choose a winner. 

Thank you to all of you who submitted entries, and thank you to those of you who came along to see the results.

It's all in the name

A Talk by Kevin Tooher, 11th March 2019

Forty members attended the March meeting of the Painters Forstal Gardeners Club and were treated to a highly  educational presentation from Kevin Tooher helping us understand the complex subject of plant names.  Our thanks to Kevin  for visiting our club again and sharing such breadth of knowledge.

AGM 11th Feb 2019 

The Annual General Meeting was very well attended this year with over 50 members, thank you to all of you who came, your support at this meeting is as ever, very much appreciated. 

Previous minutes were read and the treasurers report was given and accepted. The new club programme was distributed with just a few changes, most notable is that we will not be holding a Christmas event this year as instead we will be holding an event in August to celebrate the clubs 40th year.

For more on what we did in previous years take a look at the News Archive 

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