DAWLISH Garden Society held its annual meeting, the first at their new venue, The Manor House.
Business included the chairman’s report, reviewing the previous year’s successful programme.
The treasurer gave encouraging news of the society’s finances. The society had bought a digital projector, microphone equipment and a banner to advertise plant sales.
The flower show had been a great success with an increase of high-standard entries.
Art entries were disappointing so amateur artists are encouraged to enter their work for the show on August 26.
Meg Salter retired as chairman, and was presented with a bouquet and thanked for her support over the past three years. A new committee and new chairman – Marcus Moody – were elected.
Dave Chattock won the Mary Beale silver rose bowl for gaining the most points over the year. January’s flower of the month prize was won by Devina Plaskett.
Val Mawhood then gave an interesting update on the restoration of the memorial garden, showing pictures of the new planting, after which members enjoyed a shared supper and wine.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 23, at 7.15pm at the Manor House where there will be a presentation on the work of the Devon Garden Trust.
New members are always welcome.