The Bath Gardening Club & Horticultural Society
Gardening for beauty is likely nearly as old as farming for food; however for most of history for the majority of people there was no real distinction since the need for food and other useful product trumped other concerns. Small-scale, subsistence agriculture (called hoe-farming) is largely indistinguishable from gardening. A patch of potatoes grown by a Peruvian peasant or an Irish smallholder for personal use could be described as either a garden or a farm.
Under the influence of the “pleasure gardens” of the wealthy, gardening for average people evolved as a separate discipline, more concerned with aesthetics and recreation than food production.
The aim of the Bath Gardening Club is to beautify the Village of Bath, which includes our community, to share gardening information with fellow gardeners and to promote an interest in and enjoyment of gardening and related activities.
Meetings are held at 2.00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at St. John\’s Church Memorial Hall in Bath. Interesting and educational speakers are invited to each meeting followed by refreshments. Guests and new members are always welcome.
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