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2018 Potato Days Listings

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Shropshire Potato Day

We’ve pulled together just some of the events taking place up and down the country. It’s worth contacting your own local garden society or allotment group too, as often ‘pop-up’ events are held which can be informal but very rewarding and fruitful. Please note that a number of the listings fall short on some information so we strongly advise that you confirm any venues and dates before you set off, especially if travelling a considerable distance – just in case! Most of these events are arranged by local people and local organisations, and consequently they do not have large publicity budgets.

JANUARY

Saturday, 13th January
10.30am–1.30pm
SWINDON POTATO DAY
Gorse Hill Community Centre
Chapel Street
Swindon, SN2 8DA
Organised by Swindon Allotment Society and Pennard Plants, free admission, tea and coffee.

Sunday, 14th January
10.00am–1.00pm
BRISTOL POTATO DAY AND SEED FAIR
Windmill Hill City Farm
Philip Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EA
Organised by Pennard Plants, free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking.

NEW EVENT
Wednesday, 17th January
4.30pm–7.00pm
PETERSFIELD POTATO EVENING
Steep Village Hall
Church Road, Steep
Petersfield, GU32 2DN
Organised by Adhurst Estate Allotment Association.

Saturday, 20thJanuary
10.30am–1.30pm
MARSHFIELD POTATO DAY
Marshfield Community Centre
The Hayfield
Marshfield, SN14 8PG
Organised by Marshfield Gardening Association and Pennard Plants, admission 50p with free raffle. Refreshments and light lunches available.

Sunday, 21st January
10.30am–1.30pm
SOMERSET POTATO DAY
Caryford Community Hall
Maggs Lane, Ansford
Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ
Now in its 13th year. Free admission, ample parking and refreshments in aid of our charity.

Saturday, 27th January
10.00am–1.00pm
URCHFONT POTATO DAY
The Village Hall
Urchfont
Nr. Devizes, SN10 4QT
Organised by Urchfont Garden Society and Pennard Plants, entry £1 including 1st tea/coffee and biscuit.

Sunday, 28th January
10.30am–1.30pm
BLANDFORD POTATO DAY
Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne
Nr. Blandford, DT11 8UZ
Organised by Blandford Museum Victorian Gardening Club and Pennard Plants, plus further stalls and refreshments, including home-made cakes, teas and soups.

FEBRUARY

Thursday, 1st February
2.30pm–7.00pm
BRIXHAM POTATO EVENING
Scala Hall, Brixham Town Hall
New Road, Brixham
Devon, TQ5 8TA
Organised by Stoney Park Allotment Association and Pennard Plants, with free admission and refreshments.

Saturday, 3rd February
10.30am–2.00pm
DRIMPTON POTATO DAY
Drimpton Village Hall, Drimpton
Nr. Beaminster, DT8 3RF
Organised by Clapton andWayford Horticultural Society and Pennard Plants, small admission charge, brunches, lunches, cakes and children’s activities available.

Sunday, 4th February
10.30am–4.30pm
BRIGHTON SEEDY SUNDAY
Brighton & Hove 6th Form College
205 Dyke Road
Hove, BN3 6EG
The Original Seed Swap! Pennard Plants will be there with seed potatoes and seeds, and many other stalls. Admission charge applies.

NEW EVENT
Tuesday, 6th February
4.00pm–7.00pm
YETMINSTER POTATO EVENING
Yetminster Jubilee Hall, Church Street
Yetminster, DT9 6LQ
Free admission, refreshments available.

Saturday, 10th February
10.00am–1.00pm
CODFORD POTATO DAY
Codford Village Hall, Codford
Warminster, BA12 0LD
Organised by Codford Horticultural Society and Pennard Plants, admission £1.50 including tea/coffee and cake.

Saturday, 10th February
9.30am–1.30pm
EAST ANGLIA POTATO DAY
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road,
Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT
Admission £1.50 (visit www.eapd.btck.co.uk for more information).

Saturday, 10th February
11am–?
CAMBRIDGE SELF-SUFFICIENCY GROUP 9th ANNUAL POTATO DAY
All Saints Church, Market Square
Huntingdon PE29 3NR
Market square Huntingdon PE29 3NR
Over  40 varieties of potato plus a seed swap. onion sets and shallots
price for potatoes will again be £1-30 a kilo £1-00 to members.
Refreshments

Sunday, 11th February
11.00am–2.00pm
ROOTS AND SHOOTS POTATO DAY
Walnut Tree Walk
Lambeth, SE11 6DN
Now in its 2nd year. Free admission and great refreshments. Visit www.roots&shoots.org to find out more.

Sunday, 11th February 2018
10.00am–2.00pm
MARPLE POTATO DAY
Senior Citizens’ Hall, Memorial Park
Marple, SK6 6BA
Organised by Marple and District Allotment Association (visit www.marpleallotments.org.uk for more information).

Tuesday and Wednesday, 13th and 14th February
10.00am–5.00pm Tuesday (TBC)
10.00am–5.00pm Wednesday
RHS EARLY SPRING PLANT FAIR (WITH POTATOES!)
RHS Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square
Westminster, SW1P 2PE
Entrance Fee applies to all, booking available in advance at www.rhs.org. Parking restrictions and congestion charge apply. Cafe serving refreshments. Both Halls are in use. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows to find out more.

NEW EVENT
Saturday, 17th February
10.00am–2.00pm
FOREST OF DEAN POTATO FAIR
Littledean Community Centre, Littledean
Forest of Dean, GL14 3LN
Entrance Fee £1.00 including raffle ticket.

Saturday, 17th February
9am–1pm
MOLD POTATO DAY
Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road
Mold, CH7 1AP
New venue for 2018.

Sunday, 18th February
10.00am–1.00pm
DULVERTON POTATO DAY
Dulverton Middle School, Fishers Mead
Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9EE
Organised by Dulverton Gardening Club, free admission, refreshments available.

Sunday, 18th February
10.00am–2.00pm
PRESTON POTATO DAY
Walton Flats Nursery, Gillibrand Street
Walton le Dale, Preston, PR5 4AX
Organised by Brighter Blooms.

NEW EVENT
Thursday, 22nd February
2.00pm–7.00pm
OXFORD POTATO DAY
West Oxford Community Centre,
Botley Road
Oxford, OX2 0BT
Organised by Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations, free admission, with good cafe and refreshments.

Saturday, 24th February
10.30am–2.00pm
MAIDEN NEWTON POTATO DAY
Village Hall, Station road
Maiden Newton, DT2 0AE
Organised by Maiden Newton Allotments and Pennard Plants, free admission, refreshments.

Sunday, 25th February
10.00am–3.00pm
GROWING FROME POTATO DAY AND SEED SWAP
The Cheese and Grain, Market Yard
Justice Lane, Frome, BA11 1BE
Organised by Incredible Edible Frome, admission charge applies, fantastic food, fantastic workshops, talks and children’s activities available.

NEW EVENT
Wednesday, 28th February
3.00pm–7.00pm
STURMINSTER NEWTON SEED FEST AND POTATO EVENT
The Exchange, Old Market Hill
Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH
Free admission, free parking, refreshments available.

MARCH

Saturday, 3rd March
10.30am–1.30pm
WESTON (BATH) POTATO DAY AND SPRING BULB COMPETITION
All Saints Centre, High Street
Weston, Bath, BA14BX
Organised by Weston Village (Bath) Garden Club, admission 50p, refreshments available.

Sunday, 4th March
10.30am–1.30pm
DAMERHAM POTATO DAY
Damerham Village Hall, Fordingbridge
Hampshire, SP6 3HQ
Organised by Damerham and District Horticultural Society and Pennard Plants, small admission charge.

Saturday, 10th March
10.00am–2.00pm
GET SEEDY! SEED SWAP AND POTATO DAY
Timsbury Conygre Hall, North Road
Timsbury, Nr, Bath, BA2 0JQ
Entry £1.00 (under 16s free), free talks, free parking, children’s activities, refreshments, bar and more. Visit www.seedysaturday.org.uk to find out more.

 

Posted in: Allotments, Growing Veg

About the Author:

Ruth Tott is the publisher of Home Farmer Magazine, and together with her husband, Paul Melnyczuk, Editor,is founder of the company. But her background is far removed having specialised in Costume History with a Post-Grad diploma in Museum Studies to boot. A far cry from looking after chickens, growing veg and making bread!

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