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Vulaines Town Hall 

The Gardening Club meets in the Middle Room of Barby Village Hall during the winter months from October to April (except December).  The meetings are usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and start at 7.45pm.  We have a variety of interesting speakers who entertain and educate us on all things related to Gardening.  

If you are interested in Gardening then we would welcome you to our club and you may be interested in looking at the Royal Horticultural Society website and the National Vegetable Society website We are affiliated to both societies.

For further information, please contact one of the officers:

President Bernard Scott 01788 890635
Treasurer Trevor Minett 01788 890908

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Annual Produce Show

Collection of 12 Vegetables

Flower Class in Barby Show

Barby Show Trophies

Prize Succulent in Barby Show

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Barby Produce Show which this year (2018) will be held on Sunday 9th September in Barby Village Hall. Full details of the show are included in the schedule and is available below.

Downloads for this years show (2018):
Entry forms
Hints and tips for showing

The 2017 show was again a successful show although the total entries at 223 was lower than 281 in 2016, with the number of entrants unfortunately falling from 60 to 40.
Thanks to the gardeners of Barby there were 125 entries (last year 152) for the George Elkington Shield (flowers, vegetables & fruit).
This year there were 34 entries for the WI Shield (cookery, flower arranging and handicrafts) a decrease of 13. The number of entries for the photographic classes was down from 38 to 24.
The special prizewinners at the 2017 show were:
George Elkington Shield for most points in Classes 1 - 44 Doug Lintern
Audrey Pittom Shield & NVS Card for the most meritorious Vegetable Exhibit in the Show Doug Lintern
N.V.S. Silver Medal for the Best Tray of Vegetables (Class 38) Doug Lintern
W.I. Shield for most points in Classes 47 - 58 Ann Smith
Certificate for the Best Pot Plant in the Show Ann Smith
Certificate for the Best Flower Exhibit in the Show Paul Smith
Tallest Sunflower Competition Winner Emily Carroll
Sunflower Competition Second Tallest Peter Hyde
Sunflower Competition Third Tallest Audrey Xu
Sunflower Competition Winners