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All 2020 lectures have been cancelled.

Dear Fagus Members,

The Fagus Committee has decided the most sensible option is not to hold any lectures for the rest of this year.

Our  regular slots are in the diary for 2021 provisionally and speakers will  be rearranged. We will update you when the situation is clearer.

Please see the Visits Page

The news you have been waiting for.  The Outings Team have arranged two self-drive trips for you to choose from, to restore some joy in these difficult times.

Please see the Visits Page
Dear Fagus Members,

Welcome to the first edition of the “Fagus Times.”  which can be found here. This new publication from your Fagus President Mary Payne MBE is to keep you in touch with your garden club whilst we remain at home following Government guidelines to help defeat the Corona Virus. This is not a replacement for the “Fagus Newsletter” which will be published as usual in July.
Mary has created an interesting newsletter of information to launch this first edition.
It is hoped to publish the “Fagus Times” each month, except when the “Fagus Newsletter” is produced, for as long as we are unable to meet up for our monthly meetings. Let us hope this will not be too long and we will be back enjoying the interesting speakers and outings that have been planned.

I hope you are all keeping well and I look forward to seeing you when the restriction on meetings are lifted.


Just a reminder membership fees are now due. Because of the present situation, if you have not already paid please post your membership fee to:

Mrs A Esler, Well Cottage, Streamcross, Claverham BS48 4QB.

Alternatively  if you wish to cancel I would be grateful if you could let me know.
Annie Esler, Membership Secretary.

This friendly and thriving gardening group was started in 1993 following a series of horticultural courses given by locally by Mary Payne MBE, a much respected and well loved garden expert.  Such was the enthusiasm stirred up by these sociable and informative gatherings, that several students decided to form a club to enable all garden lovers to meet on a regular basis with like minded people, and be inspired by well known speakers.

This fantastic club is for anybody with an interest in gardening.  Whether you have a small allotment or acres of beautifully tended gardens and everything in between.  Come on your own or come with friends everybody is very welcome. Full access for people with disabilities.

Spending time in the garden has a wealth of health benefits. It is known that it makes you healthier and happier. Positively linked with a reduction in depression and anxiety. We know that hospitals are using planting in a variety of rehabilitation from strokes to surgeries. It is known to reduce stress, burn calories and promote a healthier heart. Learning a new skill can encourage self esteem and well being and according to research gardeners sleep better which is something we all need. Spending time in the garden is so good for you, all that extra Vitamin D and growing your own food is so rewarding and much tastier.

A programme of 10/11 lectures are arranged each year.  These are held on the third Monday of the month (apart from December) in the Methodists Hall, Silver Street, Nailsea 7.30pm for an 8.00 pm start.  Each lecture lasts around an hour with questions and answers at the end.

Please click on the links to discover more about Fagus, or see the “Membership” page to discover the benefits of becoming a member.
Coronavirus and Fagus

The Committee request that if a member feels unwell or has cold/flu like symptoms that they do not attend meetings at this time.
Members are requested to check the Fagus Website in case a meeting has to be cancelled at short notice.
Your Committee will be complying with Government guide lines if they effect our meetings.

Robin Langford.

Garden Visits

There is always an interesting and full programme of garden visits.  Places are always limited and often fill up quickly.  Visits are announced in the Newsletter and bookings are by post only.  Due to high demand for garden trips, only members will be able to apply in the first instance, guests will be placed on a waiting list.  After 6 weeks from the date on member application, guests will be allocated any remaining places.

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