Bury Horticultural Society holds two shows a year, in the spring and autumn, and two coffee mornings with plant sales, in May and October. Here is the Society’s programme of events for 2023.
The shows cover classes in Flowers, Vegetables, Flower Arrangements, Cookery, Craft including Photography and Handiwork and there is also a section just for children divided into two groups – under 8 and 8 to 15 years old. One section in the show is solely for new entrants and any points gained will go towards an annual prize. The shows are generally well attended with a lot of friendly banter between the entrants. Judges are encouraged to make comments on the cards for each entry, to help people improve on their entries for future shows.
The coffee mornings/plant sales are incorporated into the village coffee morning schedule, which are held on the first Saturday of each month. The Horticultural Society May coffee morning includes a number of bedding plants and vegetables as well as other plants donated by village residents. The October coffee morning also has a number of plants, and the Society also tries to obtain a very good selection of bulbs at bargain prices.