About FAGUS Gardening Club

FAGUS was started in 1993 following a series of gardening classes run by much respected local horticulturist Mary Payne MBE. The aim was to have sufficient “pennies in the piggy bank” to be able to engage high calibre speakers and familiar names, from home and abroad, that smaller clubs cannot afford. Our membership currently stands at around 250. Notable speakers include Beth Chatto, Dan Pearson, Chris Beardshaw, Dan Hinkley, Roy Lancaster, Adam Frost and Anna Pavord.

The FAGUS Committee

Mary Payne MBE
Yvonne Wesbroom
David Packham
Annie Elser
Membership Secretary
Tony Pickett
Jean Packham
Committee Member
Miriam Thornton
Speaker Secretary
Wendy Musson
Committee Member
Lena Smeaton
Committee Member
Jennie Bligh
Committee Member


FAGUS is pleased to be affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and The Somerset Federation of Garden Clubs.

We are delighted and grateful that our FAGUS newsletter is sponsored by Middlecombe Nursery.

Useful Links

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