Barby and Onley Gardening Club

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The Gardening Club meets in the Middle Room of Barby Village Hall during the months of October to May. The meetings are usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and start at 7.40pm with refreshments offered from 7.15p.m.

We have a variety of interesting speakers who entertain and educate us on all things related to Gardening. In addition to meetings, in June we hold a Plant Sale and we run trips to open gardens within easy driving distance in June/July. We also run the Annual Produce Show in September.

If you are interested in Gardening then we would welcome you to our club. We are affiliated to both the Royal Horticultural Society ( and the National Vegetable Society ( and you can access their magazines via the Club if you wish.


For further information, please contact one of the officers:

Chairman James Wood
0774 030 2062
Secretary Sue Hives
01788 890682 or 0752 316 9909

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Annual Produce Show

2022 Barby Produce Show

2022 Produce Show

2022 Produce Show

2022 Produce Show

Annual Produce Show

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Barby Produce Show which in 2023 was held on Sunday 3rd September in Barby Village Hall. The 2024 show will be held on September 1st.


Please click here for the 2024 produce show schedule

Please click here for the show entry form 

Please click here for the 2024 show rules


2023 Show Details

The special prizewinners at the 2023 show were:

• George Elkington Shield for the most points in Classes 1-36: Sue Hives
• W.I Shield for the most points in classes 42-54: Hazel Parsons
• Bernard Scott Shield for the most meritorious Vegetable exhibit in the Show: Christopher Dunbar
• Bernard Scott Tallest Sunflower Competition: Joshua George.




Hanging Basket Competition

The Barby and Onley Gardening Club is running a new competition for 2024. The Hanging Basket and Wall Basket competition is open to all those – children and adults who live in Barby and Onley.

Judging will take place around mid July (date to be confirmed) and will be judged by RHS judges.

Below is a list of the criteria that the judges will use to assess the baskets. Awards will be issued for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.


• Credit should be given to eye-catching displays. Plants should be closely grouped, attractively arranged, well balanced and hide the basket.
• Plants should be well developed with no signs of damage by weather, pests or diseases. Dead flower heads should have been removed.
• Planting of single colour and/or type of plant must not be considered a demerit.
• Care should be taken to ensure the size of the basket, if specified, is adhered to.
• As with flower arrangements, baskets and containers should be examined closely, and viewed from a distance at various angles.

Suggested points:

Initial impact of colours, and/or textures and/or scent  - 5
Presentation, balance and symmetry of display - 5
Quality, health, vigour and appropriateness of planting - 7
Potential for long term display - 3