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Gardening Club Test

Our webpage is currently under review; more to come soon!

Please join us!

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

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

Our community project is at the village primary school where we are volunteering with enthusiastic children to develop the border in front of the school along with three wildflower banks. We’ve been very fortunate to secure a Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies school grant which together with wonderful donations from members has meant gardening at school has become a weekly outdoor activity (weather permitting!).

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

Cathy Thompson 01242 676708

Kirsty Buxcey (Chair) 01242 675175

2021 Meetings

20 JanuaryCancelled due to Covid
17 FebruaryZoom meeting – Plants that flower in early Summer
– George Lockwood, trained gardener and experienced speaker
21 AprilZoom meeting – Finding the Angle at Chelsea – a journalist’s view of the world famous flower show
– Mandy Bradshaw, award winning Cotswold based journalist
19 MayZoom meeting – Plant hunting in the 21st century
– Sophie Leguil, freelance botanist, wildlife tour leader & photographer
5 JunePlant sale – village playing fields
16 JuneMembers’ Garden Trail
21 JulyZoom meeting – Secrets of the Wildlife Garden – a journey around his wildlife garden through the seasons and how to attract wildlife
– Nick Martin, Wildlife Photographer
15 SeptemberAn Evening with Reg Moule – talk about current gardening issues and answers to club members’ questions
– Reg Moule, horticulturist and regular BBC radio broadcaster – Gotherington Nurseries
20 OctoberClassic, Rare and Unusual Bulbs
– Gill Hazell, owner of Great Western Gladiolus, former supplier of gladiolus corms – Village Hall
17 NovemberOf Meads and Flowers – an appreciation of medieval and monastic gardens
– Nathalie Mignotte, Horticulturist and former lecturer at Hartpury College – Village Hall
15 DecemberMembers’ Christmas Social – limited tickets from Club Secretary

2022 Meetings and events planned to date

19 JanuaryPlants that changed the course of history
=- Bill Laws, gardener and author
16 FebruaryAGM & talk – Plants for Pollinators
– Jo Worthy-Jones, Haven 4 Wildlife
16 MarchPlants for Awkward Corners – ideas for tricky spots in the garden, from pond side to dry shade
– Julie Ritchie, Hoo House Nursery
20 AprilBeyond the Garden Gate – a look around 12 gardens and the stories behind their creation
– Mandy Bradshaw
End AprilMembers’ Spring Garden trail – to be confirmed
Trip to Winterbourne Botanical Gardens, Birmingham – date to be confirmed
18 MayHow to plant a hanging basket – demonstration by Mark, Gotherington Nurseries to be confirmed
4 JunePlant sale
15 JuneSummer party
20 JulyWhat to do in your garden this month
– Aaron Pleciak, Mill Lane End Nurseries – with interesting plants for sale
17 AugustReg Moule – at Gotherington Nurseries
SeptemberTrip to Aston Pottery Gardens, Oxfordshire to be confirmed
21 SeptemberTalk TBA
19 OctoberClub’s 60th Anniversary – members’ evening
16 NovemberTalk TBA
21 DecemberChristmas Party