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.

Hello Bream Gardeners

NEWS BGS Autumn Programme 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we will be resuming our regular monthly meetings on Tuesday, 14th September 2021.

We will be following current government guidance regarding COVID-19 at all times, and we are mindful that this may change over the coming months. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, we will be releasing the BGS programme two months at a time.

We want all of our members to feel safe and comfortable as we cautiously return to hosting indoor events. At present, our regular indoor meetings will be held in the Witherby Room at the West Dean Centre in Bream. However, this is subject to change if we feel that this room is too small to safely accommodate all of our members. The windows will all be open, so wrap up warm!!

Obviously, if you think that you may have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend any BGS meetings or events. Please sign in when you arrive at any of our indoor meetings. Try to minimise close contact with others, and please practise good hand and respiratory hygiene at all times. The wearing of masks is encouraged but not compulsory. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 after attending a BGS event, please take a PCR test. If positive, it is very important that we are able to inform the other BGS members who were in attendance. Many thanks for your cooperation at this difficult time. We have a packed programme this Autumn and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Bream Autumn Show Schedule

We’ve just had the Summer Show, now we’re planning the Autumn Show! Please see the link below for the schedule so you can start planning your entries. See also the advice for the Domestic Section.


Diary Dates: Tuesday 14th September – BGS meeting at West Dean Centre. Details to follow Saturday 23rd October AUTUMN SHOW! Watch this space for further notifications

Hope you enjoyed the show on Saturday 21st August. Here are a few photos, there are many more on the Facebook page

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.

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

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.