Gotherington Gardening Club

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

Club meetings and events


  • 20 January Cancelled due to Covid
  • 17 February Zoom meeting – AGM & talk -The National Garden Scheme and the Gardens of Gloucestershire – a short history of the NGS, the charities it supports and local NGS gardens – Vanessa Berridge, NGS county organiser
  • 17 March 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 Members’ Christmas Social – limited tickets from Club Secretary

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
  • End April Members’ Spring Garden trail – to be confirmed
  • Trip to Winterbourne Botanical Gardens, Birmingham – date to be confirmed
  • 18 May How to plant a hanging basket – demonstration by Mark, Gotherington Nurseries to be confirmed
  • 4 June Plant sale
  • 15 June Summer party
  • 20 July What to do in your garden this month – Aaron Pleciak, Mill Lane End Nurseries – with interesting plants for sale
  • 17 August Reg Moule – at Gotherington Nurseries
  • September Trip to Aston Pottery Gardens, Oxfordshire to be confirmed
  • 21 September Talk TBA
  • 19 October Club’s 60th Anniversary – members’ evening
  • 16 November Talk TBA
  • 21 December Christmas Party