Gorebridge group wilts after 60 years

GOREBRIDGE Friends of Gorebridge Horticultural Society plant sale at Scout Hall, Arniston. GHS is being wound up in its 60th year. Moira Fraser (president, with plant pot and blue hoodie) and committee.
GOREBRIDGE Friends of Gorebridge Horticultural Society plant sale at Scout Hall, Arniston. GHS is being wound up in its 60th year. Moira Fraser (president, with plant pot and blue hoodie) and committee.

A GROUP of Midlothian gardening enthusiasts is disbanding – in its 60th year.

Gorebridge Horticultural Society has been forced to wind up due to a lack of committee members and an ageing membership. The society was first formed in 1919 and ran until 1937.

It was re-started in 1952 and had been operating successfully since that date, the group’s main focus being the popular annual Flower Show.

But, sadly, the Gorebridge gardeners have had to down their gardening tools and admit that there will be no floral festival this September.

President Moira Fraser is very disappointed by the society’s demise, especially one with a 93-year origin. She said: “We’ve been struggling for members and, at November’s AGM, we couldn’t get anyone to help out on the committee.”

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