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Coach Trip to Hyde Hall

Wednesday 12th June

The club outing to RHS Hyde Hall in June is proving to be very popular and has now sold out. For those of you who were lucky enough (okay, quick enough) to get tickets to the trip to this outstanding RHS garden I'm sure you're going to be in for a treat. There's a lot to see and do here so if you'd like to find out more about the garden before you go do check out their Website.

More information about the trip, including pick up points and times will be published here nearer the time

Finally, do please check out the new monthly Blog 

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 


The Plant Sale and coffee morning

Thank you so much to all of you who came along to this years annual plant sale and coffee morning, and thank you to those of you who donated your spare plants and your time to this very well attended event.

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

The money we raised for the club funds exceeded anything we've seen in recent years so a very big thank you to every one of you who came, let's do it again next year!

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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