Chairman: Kirsty Buxcey 01242 675175
Secretary: Cathy Thompson 01242 676708
Due to the current national emergency our April, May and June meetings and events are all sadly but inevitably postponed including the plant sale, garden party and trip to Winterbourne. July’s meeting remains on the programme for now, but will be reviewed nearer the time. Winterbourne trip deposits will be returned when we can next see you.
Gotherington Gardening Club was formed in October 1962. Initially known as the ‘Gotherington and District Horticultural Society’ it held monthly meetings, Spring and Summer shows with cups awarded as well as social events and garden visits. The name was later changed to ‘Gotherington Gardening Club’ as it was felt this was more in keeping with local garden lovers.
The Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except August in the Village Hall at 8pm. We enjoy a wide range of speakers and demonstrations, not always on specialist gardening subjects. We are interested in all aspects of the natural world and our impact on it, so we have invited speakers from the RSPB, environment agencies, bug hunters etc as well as gardeners, growers and travellers. We still arrange trips to gardens and other related destinations.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Our 2020 Programme is available here.
In addition to our regular meetings we normally have one or two outings. On 25th June this year we will be visiting Winterbourne House and Gardens, an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa and botanic gardens owned by the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, south Birmingham.
In June 2019 we visited Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire. Some pictures from the day can be seen here.
The Club had a stall at the Village Fete on 27th July 2019, with a colourful display of planted pots loaned by members, which can be seen here. We held a small plant sale which raised £50 for the Gotherington War Memorial restoration fund.