Gardening Club

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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.

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 January Cancelled due to Covid
17 February Zoom meeting – Plants that flower in early Summer
– George Lockwood, trained gardener and experienced speaker
21 April Zoom meeting – Finding the Angle at Chelsea – a journalist’s view of the world famous flower show
– Mandy Bradshaw, award winning Cotswold based journalist
19 May Zoom meeting – Plant hunting in the 21st century
– Sophie Leguil, freelance botanist, wildlife tour leader & photographer
5 June Plant sale – village playing fields
16 June Members’ Garden Trail
21 July Zoom 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 September An 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 October Classic, Rare and Unusual Bulbs
– Gill Hazell, owner of Great Western Gladiolus, former supplier of gladiolus corms – Village Hall
17 November Of Meads and Flowers – an appreciation of medieval and monastic gardens
– Nathalie Mignotte, Horticulturist and former lecturer at Hartpury College – Village Hall
15 December Cancelled due to Covid

2022 Meetings and events planned to date

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 JanuaryTitle TBA
– Duncan Coombs, ex-lecturer, Pershore College
15 FebruaryAGM & talk – TBA