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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.

Summer Show 2019 Best Bloom in show

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Virtual Autumn Show

To replace our annual Dahlia Show we held an online Autumn Show. The main focus was still on Dahlias but we added some vegetable classes too, thanks to all of you that entered, there was a lot of you!

Judging is now complete and the results are in!

Head over to the Gallery page to take a look.

All Garden Club events suspended

Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19 we will be suspending all club activities until such time as it is safe to resume. More details on the Club News page

In the meantime, if you're looking for something to do and you fancy learning some new skills in the garden then you may find this interesting

Kevin Tooher’s Propagation Course

Introduction to Gardening

Thursday 22nd October 10am to 4pm. 

Good fun, small numbers, Covid precautions. 

Please see the ‘Brogdale Website‘ under short courses. 

Virtual Summer Show

This year we held our Summer Show online, thanks to the very many of you who took the time to submit entries. The photos have been judged and the results are in!

For more details and to see the entries and winners head over to the Gallery page.

Dingbats Challenge

Need something to do while waiting for life to get back to normal? We have a Dingbats challenge for you. Head over to the Club News page for more information and to download the quiz.

Here's an easy one for you:



Pat Younger

Spring Show Photo Competition

Whilst the Spring Show itself may be cancelled we thought it might be a good idea to still go ahead with the photo competition

There were 2 catagories, 'Houseplant' and 'Springtime'

We recieved a terrific number of entries, the winning entries you can see here.  To see who came 2nd and 3rd in each category and to see the rest of the entries head on to the

Gallery page 


Val Anderson

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