Meavy Garden Society


MGS is a very friendly group that welcomes visitors and new members who are also dedicated to encouraging gardening and spreading related information.   Explore this website to learn more, or call 01822 852984 or 852672 for a chat.

The Meavy Garden Society Programme for 2019 is on the Coming Events page


First formed in 1962 the Society’s objects are to: “Extend the knowledge of, and encourage interest in, the cultivation of flowers, plants and vegetables” in a friendly atmosphere.  We welcome all who are “interested in the objects of the Society” from a wide area around Meavy.  

We meet on the third Monday evening of months February to November, at 7:00 pm, in Meavy Parish Hall (PL20 6PJ). Everyone with interests in gardening is welcome to join, be they beginner or expert. Annual membership is very modest at £10.00 for a couple or £7.00 for individuals.  For most months, once light refreshments and chat have been enjoyed, we have an outside speaker to give us their expertise on a wide variety of topics, with time for questions afterwards.   

The Spring Fun Show, where members display their results from the winter in garden and conservatory, commences at 7:00 pm in Meavy Parish Hall on Monday 18th March.  (Spring Fun Show 2019 Schedule)  While the judges make their decisions, members – and welcomed visitors – will exercise their brains with competitions.  There will also be a raffle and homemade cakes & biscuits to go with the tea.  An additional class of  "A Spring Hat or Cap", decorated with fresh, spring flowers and to be worn by the maker to put the fun into the show may be reintroduced in 2017. 

There is a coach outing each Spring and a local outing, sharing private cars, in early Autumn.  The Spring outing this year (2019) is to visit RHS Rosemoor, the Autumn outing has not yet been confirmed.

The Annual Summer Show is on Saturday 10th August in Meavy Parish Hall.  We welcome the public in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission £1.  The Summer Show is where the public are the judges.  Visitors are given a voting sheet in order to select their choice of the best exhibit in each class.  The exhibit with the most votes is the class winner. (Summer Show Schedule for 2019)

At the Summer Show there are seventeen classes for cut flowers, shrubs, plants in pots and vegetables with a perpetual trophy for each, to be held for the year (Members only).  The Gordon Cross Trophy, commemorating a past president, is awarded on a points system for the highest total in all classes. 

In 2019 The Meavy Oak Fair will be on Saturday 15th June and once again there will be a stall manned by members of the Meavy Garden Society.


Meavy Oak Fair 2014

Meavy Oak Fair 2014Three members of the Meavy Garden Society manned the plant stall at Meavy Oak Fair - David Winter, Janet Jones and Kay Moore.

The weather was fantastic for the fair but a little too hot for the plants and the plant stall had to moved from the full sun into a more shaded area, along side the parish hall.

See Recent Events for more on this and other events.



For more information about Meavy Garden Society: Tel. 01822 852672 or 01822 852984, or email .