Gotherington Village Website

Gardening Club 2023

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You may be a hands on garden enthusiast or an armchair dreamer looking for ideas, you may want to meet like-minded villagers and share organised gardening activities: do read on!

We welcome the novice and experienced muddy gardener alike, we are always open to suggestions and offers of help and simply hope you may be inspired to join us in The Village Hall, 7.30pm on 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

We charge a modest annual subscription ( currently £15) which covers all talks, with a free hot drink and biscuits. We charge a small fee for visitors, after a first free visit.

Talks last about an hour, usually with slides & props and are followed by refreshments over the chance to chat.

We arrange at least 2 group visits to gardens of interest each year. In 2023 we visited Highgrove, just days after the coronation, and had a wonderful tour and cream teas. Earlier in the year we had a guided tour of the snowdrops at Colesbourne and in September a private visit to Cotswold Garden Flowers near Badsey, which included a talk from the owner.

We also have a summer party in a member’s garden and a very sociable Christmas party in the village hall.

Please see the following calendar of speakers and events and contact our secretary for more information:

Cathy Thompson 01242 676708

2022 Meetings 

19 January Plants that changed the course of history
– Bill Laws, gardener and author
16 February AGM & talk – Plants for Pollinators
– Jo Worthy-Jones, Haven 4 Wildlife
16 March Plants for Awkward Corners – ideas for tricky spots in the garden, from pond side to dry shade
– Julie Ritchie, Hoo House Nursery
20 April Beyond the Garden Gate – a look around 12 gardens and the stories behind their creation
– Mandy Bradshaw, gardening journalist
10 May Members’ Spring Garden trail
18 May How to plant a hanging basket – demonstration by Mark, Gotherington Nurseries
25 May Trip to Winterbourne Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
4 June Plant sale in Village Hall
15 June Summer Party in member’s garden, Gotherington
20 July What to do in your garden this month
– Aaron Pleciak, Mill Lane End Nurseries – with interesting plants for sale
17 August Talk by Reg Moule – at Gotherington Nurseries
13 September Trip to Brockworth Court
21 September Cornwall to the Cotswolds   
– Lottie Allen, Head Gardener, Hidcote
19 October Club’s 60th Anniversary – members’ evening
16 November Alpine Flowers of the Engandine in Switzerland
– Robert Bryant, garden designer and photographer
21 December Christmas Party

2023 Meetings and events planned to date

8 January Pruning shrubs and their aftercare
– Duncan Coombs, ex-lecturer, Pershore College
7 February Group guided tour of Colesbourne snowdrops
15 February AGM + talk on Great British Castle Gardens
– Richard Harvey, Cheltenham based photographer
15 March Adapting to Climate Change for Gardeners 
– Sally Oates, experienced organic gardener
19 April Our Homestead and how we got here
– Kev Alviti, smallholder at the foot of the Malverns aiming at self-sufficiency
10 May Trip to Highgrove
17 May Sensory Sensations
– Paul Green, Greens Leaves Nursery, Newent 
3 June Coffee Morning/Plant Sale in Village Hall
21 June Summer party
19 July Solitary Bees
– Jo Worthy-Jones, Haven 4 Wildlife
16 August Trug Making by a miserable old trugger
– Carl Sadler – trug maker
September Self-drive local Trip
20 September Acers
Acers – Jonathan Billinger, Plantarium Manager, Leaf Creative, Huntley
18 October Members’ evening
15 November The Incredible Dutch Auction at Aalsmeer and the 500 Nurseries of Boskoop
– Ian Sadler, professional plant grower
20 December Christmas Party


17 January Talk title TBA – Duncan Coombs, ex-lecturer Pershore College
21 February AGM + talk TBA