Peter Burrell and Barry Till with the club banner, September 3, 2016

Welcome to the website of Garstang and District Gardening Club. The club is based in Garstang, a small market town between Preston and Lancaster in Lancashire, United Kingdom. For more details about the club please scroll down and also explore the website by clicking on the various dropdown tabs at the top of the page.


Stan Pearson (right) chatting to Ben Andrews

Garstang Camera Club member Stan Pearson will be giving an illustrated talk at the Camera Club at Garstang Arts Centre on Wednesday, November 16.

The subject will be 50 years of Dahlia growing at Kingsway Nursery (Bells Dahlias), Woodplumpton. 

The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the talk will finish before the meeting breaks for tea and biscuits at 8.30 pm. So if Garstang Gardening Club members wish to attend, and do not wish to stay on for the remaining part of the evening, they could leave after refreshments. 


 Richard Kellet, one of the stars of the 2016 summer show

Summer show September 3, 2016: photos, report and results 

Members and friends of Garstang Gardening Club headed to Cabus Village Hall on the afternoon of Saturday, September 3, to view the exhibits displayed by the club's keen growers.
As well as flowers, fruit and vegetable entries there were also displays of homecraft and photography.
One of the most impressive entries in the show was a 54 pound pumpkin, grown by former club chairman Ray Pearson of Hothersall (see photo below). 
Chairman Roger Broadbelt welcomed those who attended. He thanked the judges, who had been busy during the morning judging session and the club's committee who had been involved in setting up the tables for the event. Special thanks were given to show organiser June Gornall for her hard work.
The trophies were presented by club president Ben Andrews, following which Roger Broadbelt conducted an auction of many of the items which had been on display. He was assisted with the auction by Peter Burrell and Ruth Cowell.

Trophy winners:
Roses trophy: Peter Burrell
Sweet peas trophy: Ray Pearson
Most points flowers section: Richard Kellet
Best exhibit in flowers section: Richard Kellet
Most points pot plants: Sue McDade
Best exhibit cacti and succulents: June Gornall
Largest bean: Ben Andrews
Heaviest pumpkin: Ray Pearson
Most points vegetable classes: Peter Wiseman
Top tray vegetables: 1 Ben Andrews, 2 Richard Kellet
President's trophy: Richard Kellet
Floral Art trophy: Elisabeth Bertenshaw
Most points other floral art: June Gornall
Best Victoria sandwich: Ruth Cowell
Most points in homecraft: Pat Collins
Photography award: Ian Budgen

Photos of some of the winners appear below:

Ray Pearson with his heaviest pumpkin exhibit

Elisabeth Bertenshaw with her floral art exhibit

Peter Wiseman with his trophy for vegetables

And here are some photos taken during the judging session on Saturday morning.

Peter Burrell with the homecraft judge Ann-Marie Whitehead

Jeff Ashworth and Ruth Cowell with the vegetables judge John Speak

Haydn Evans (centre) with pot plant judge Eddie Potter and floral art judge Brenda Newhouse

* Garstang and District Gardening Club meets for monthly lectures and gardening advice sessions from September to April. The first session of the autumn/winter series begins on September 12 at The Crofters Hotel, Cabus, near Garstang. Time: 7.30pm. All welcome. Click on the meetings tab at the top of this page for further information.



Several visits to gardens locally, nationally and regionally took place this summer. For details of these hover over the News, meetings and gardens visits tab, then click on the sub-tab Garden visits 2016.


Welcome to the website of Garstang and District Gardening Club. The club is based in Garstang, a small market town between Preston and Lancaster in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The club has a current membership of around 110 people drawn from the town and surrounding villages of Wyre, Fylde, rural Preston and Ribble Valley.
This site's purpose is to publicise the club's activities among members, visitors, and fellow gardeners worldwide.
We meet for lectures, talks and demonstrations on gardening, horticultural and related topics from September to April and organise trips to gardens locally and nationally during the summer months.
We hold two shows a year - a summer show in
early September (flowers, fruit, vegetables, photography, homecraft), and a spring show (which coincides with the annual meeting) in March.
We hope you enjoy browsing through this website.
If you have any questions or queries, or would like to contact any of the officials, or would like to be put in touch with the garden visit organisers, contact us via the "contact us" sub-tab.