© Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs 2018
Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs

Newsletters

The Spring 2019 & previous Federation Newsletters can now be accessed by going to the Publications page - Newsletters
Getting your information onto the Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs Website The website has recently been overhauled and updated and we hope that you like what you see. To make it YOUR website we welcome your feedback and ideas on how to make the website work for you. The website is here for you to use - advertise your events - have a link to your website - have details of your Club programme - there are many ways to help your Club promote itself and help in getting new members. To get information onto the website, just drop an email to webmaster@sfgc.org.uk giving details of what you want published. The Noticeboard is there for major events such as a Flower Show, Plant Sale or other such event. The adverts will be displayed in date order with the earliest one first. If we have a lot submitted then those a long time ahead will need to be held over until nearer the time. Posters that you are using to publicise the event would be appreciated. The Noticeboard is for member clubs only. All items for the website can be sent in using: Microsoft Word Open Office Text Word Pad Notepad Apple Pages or almost any other word processor programme Please save it as a normal page and do not send it in a web page or HTML page even if your word processor allows that. Photographs of member’s gardens can be displayed and we have a page for these - please submit the photos separate from text and preferably as an attachment to your email. Brief details of where the garden is situated and when it was taken will help - please indicate what wording you would like to go with the photo. The photos will be changed on a regular basis.
Somerset Plant Heritage South Wales Garden Trip 27-29 June 2019 Three day visit to some outstanding gardens of S. Wales, Dewstow nr. Caldicot, Aberglasney and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, plus some private gardens in Pembrokeshire. Two nights staying at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen, 70 rooms + lift. Cost approx. £240, single supplement £30.  Gardens entry approx.£50. Deposit £35 plus insurance if req'd, £27.50. If interested please phone Pauline Clapp on 01278 451631 by end of 1st week February.
2019 SFGC Calendar of Events The 2019 Calendar of Events can now be dowloaded from the Publications Page or by clicking HERE John Dunster
Quiz Questions If you are holding a Quiz Night for your Club but are stuck for questions and answers then we may be able to help. Just send in a request and we can send you a booklet of Gardening related questions and answers to help you. Available to all member Clubs.

Speakers & Judges

As you all know, we provide a list of Speakers & Judges to help you all in making your meetings and shows a success. To help us keep this up to date we would appreciate nomination of speakers and judges that could be useful for other clubs. Please ensure the speaker and/or judge is aware of their nomination.

Shiver TV - Giants of Living Sculptures

Over the summer of 2019, we are inviting ten pairs/couples from the UK to compete and  create amazing topiary like sculptures and frameworks that will be carpeted in thousands of plants and flowers.  These amazing and unusual outdoor pieces are often referred to as “mosaiculture” in the art and horticultural worlds and and the phenomenon is gaining popularity around the world. We are looking for couples / pairs who have an interest in sculpting, construction and designing, as well as a love of plants and flowers. This may be anyone from landscape gardeners to amateur artists, florists to welders, allotment owners to set designers.  The required skills can be shared between each couple - one person’s strength may be creating the frame, whilst the other team-member may have an eye for design - so long as each coupling has the capacity and creativity to build a sculpture, we’d love to hear from them .
© Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs

Getting your information onto the Somerset Federation of

Gardening Clubs Website

The website has recently been overhauled and updated and we hope that you like what you see. To make it YOUR website we welcome your feedback and ideas on how to make the website work for you. The website is here for you to use - advertise your events - have a link to your website - have details of your Club programme - there are many ways to help your Club promote itself and help in getting new members. To get information onto the website, just drop an email to webmaster@sfgc.org.uk giving details of what you want published. The Noticeboard is there for major events such as a Flower Show, Plant Sale or other such event. The adverts will be displayed in date order with the earliest one first. If we have a lot submitted then those a long time ahead will need to be held over until nearer the time. Posters that you are using to publicise the event would be appreciated. The Noticeboard is for member clubs only. All items for the website can be sent in using: Microsoft Word Open Office Text Word Pad Notepad Apple Pages or almost any other word processor programme Please save it as a normal page and do not send it in a web page or HTML page even if your word processor allows that. Photographs of member’s gardens can be displayed and we have a page for these - please submit the photos separate from text and preferably as an attachment to your email. Brief details of where the garden is situated and when it was taken will help - please indicate what wording you would like to go with the photo. The photos will be changed on a regular basis.
Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs
2019 SFGC Calendar of Events The 2019 Calendar of Events can now be dowloaded from the Publications Page or by clicking HERE

Newsletters

The Spring 2019 & previous Federation Newsletters can now be accessed by going to the Publications page - Newsletters
Quiz Questions If   you   are   holding   a   Quiz Night   for   your   Club   but are    stuck    for    questions and     answers     then     we may   be   able   to   help.   Just send   in   a   request   and   we can   send   you   a   booklet of      Gardening      related questions   and   answers   to help   you.   Available   to   all member Clubs.
Over the summer of 2019, we are inviting ten pairs/couples from the UK to compete and  create amazing topiary like sculptures and frameworks that will be carpeted in thousands of plants and flowers.  These amazing and unusual outdoor pieces are often referred to as “mosaiculture” in the art and horticultural worlds and and the phenomenon is gaining popularity around the world. We are looking for couples / pairs who have an interest in sculpting, construction and designing, as well as a love of plants and flowers. This may be anyone from landscape gardeners to amateur artists, florists to welders, allotment owners to set designers.  The required skills can be shared between each couple - one person’s strength may be creating the frame, whilst the other team-member may have an eye for design - so long as each coupling has the capacity and creativity to build a sculpture, we’d love to hear from them .

Shiver TV - Giants of Living Sculptures

Speakers & Judges

As you all know, we provide a list of Speakers & Judges to help you all in making your meetings and shows a success. To help us keep this up to date we would appreciate nomination of speakers and judges that could be useful for other clubs. Please ensure the speaker and/or judge is aware of their nomination.