Bream Gardening Society

We are a group of people from Bream and district interested in gardening and our gardens. New members are welcome to join us to benefit from local knowledge, to swap ideas and plants with our friendly members and to enjoy our meetings, shows and visits.

May 2021

A.G.M Saturday 22nd May 2pm Bream Sports and Social Club in the marquee

The A.G.M. was due in February but has been delayed until now due to the pandemic. This rescheduled event will also be a social event to launch the start to our 2021 programme and a time for existing and new members to meet. Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own cup! The A.G.M. Agenda is on the events tab. If there are issues to raise or nominations for Committee, please contact our Secretary (use the ‘contact us’ tab) before Sunday 16th May.

The programme for 2021 is taking shape and events are planned as follows: Monday 24th May Trip to Howle Hill Nursery (run by Peter Dowle, Chelsea Gold Medal winner. Details and booking form: https://www.breamgardeners.net/xzypress/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BGS-Trip-Form-2021.pdf Saturday 12th June Trip to Adam Alexander’s garden at Itton. Booking form as above. Tuesday 27th July West Dean Centre meeting to organise rota for the summer show Saturday 21st August SUMMER SHOW! Saturday 23rd October AUTUMN SHOW! Watch this space for further notifications

Here are the entries for the 2021 Spring Bulb Competition

Spring Bulb winners: 1st Prize Brenda Josling 2nd Prize Helen Esplin 3rd Prize Kathryn Gardner Highly Commended Helen Esplin

Coming up next….. get ready for the 156th Summer Show.

Monmouthshire Hardy Plant Society have a full programme of interesting events lined up, details of the next event are below. For a full programme of their talks, follow the link under News.

Hello Bream Gardeners

Please note that the A.G.M. has been deferred from February until Spring.

Members To Do: Subs are due in February, if you do feel able to continue to support your society we thank you as we still have overheads. Details of how to pay are on the December newsletter, sent to your email addresses.

If you are not yet a member but would like to join us, click the ‘contact us’ tab above. New members welcome.

Our Autumn Show was cancelled for 2020 but we are looking forward to the launch of our new format Autumn Show in October 2021.

The 155th Annual Flower and Produce Show
was held Saturday 22nd August 2020.

*This year the show was an online event.

Due to the current uncertainties we chose to hold a virtual show this year. This was the 155th annual show, in all these years there has only been one summer without a show and that was due to the General Strike of 1926. We are keen to keep Bream Gardening Society Summer Show running and as good as ever, just different.

Everyone was welcome to enter, you did not have to be a member of Bream Gardening Society.


What we do

Each year we have a varied programme that includes:

  • Indoor Meetings, including talks and tips
  • Garden Visits, both local and further afield
  • The annual Bream Flower Fruit and Vegetable Show in August
  • The Bream Chrysanthemum Show in late October
  • Outings
  • Social gatherings

Our Shows are open for all to enter.

Indoor meetings

These are held on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30pm. at the West Dean Centre in the  High Street, Bream, GL15 6JW. The car park and entrance are next to Bream Community Library.
Most meetings take place in the Witherby Room next to the Library. Entry is via the door nearest the road.

Non-members are very welcome to attend our indoor meetings.
There is a charge of £2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Joining the Bream Gardening Society

We welcome new members. You do not have to have a garden or allotment to join us. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us or just come along to one of our meetings or events.
Our membership fee is only £10 a year.
Non-members are welcome at all meetings.

We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and a member of the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies.