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.

Our next show is the
155th Annual Flower and Produce Show
to be held on Saturday 22nd August 2020.

*This will be an online event opening here at 2pm.

2020 Virtual Summer Show Schedule

The Show schedule tells you what you can enter in the show and how to submit your entry.

Click the link or button below to download the show schedule as a pdf file.

OR Click here for more details on the Schedule page

Due to the current uncertainties we have chosen to hold a virtual show this year. This will be 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.

Please have a look at the schedule and send us photos of your exhibits. There are no entry fees and no prize money but there will be rosettes for first prize winners and a Best in Show certificate judged by our former President.

Class 5 is for those who are new to gardening or who have not exhibited in the show before. The prize for this novice class is a free one year BGS membership.

Everyone is welcome to enter, you do not have to be a member of Bream Gardening Society. So, please enter the spirit of 2020. Further details can be found in the show schedule, click the link above.

Members update

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic there will be no group meetings for the time being. Read more on this page.


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.