Cotswold Group

A new group held at Shurdington Social Centre in Cheltenham serving north and east Gloucestershire.

A 'hands-on' approach based around practical workshops, relevant tutorials, monthly meetings plus interesting garden and nursery visits. An email address is essential for communication.




January 12th


AGM followed by discussions 1pm (CGS)


AGM followed by Gill Hazel “Classic, Rare and Unusual Bulbs 2 pm (PH)


February 9th


Garden Design Part 2, Yvonne Gregory 1pm booked (CGS)


Glenis Dyer “Clematis – The Ultimate Social Climber” 2.15pm  booked (PH/CGS shared event)


March 9th


Cut flower growing, Cotswold Posy Patch 1pm booked (CGS)


Nick Wray, Curator of Bristol Botanic Garden, “Japanese Gardens” 2.15pm (PH)


April 13th


Auriculas, Hilary Harvey 1pm booked (CGS)


Roger Umpleby ‘Friends and Foes in the Garden” 2.15pm (PH)


May 11th


CGS mini Plant sale open to public


Lois Philipps ‘The Art and Science of Compost-making” 2.15pm (PH)


Malvern Spring Show (9th – 12th May plus set-up)






Composting and steel support-making , David Simpson’s house – to be booked


East Lambrook Manor and Kelways Peonies or Avon Bulbs- to be booked


27th “The Lenches,” Eckington followed by tea/coffee at Judith and Julian’s house- to be booked




Kate’s Cutting Patch, Longney – 17th July 2 pm £6 to include tea/cake - booked


Bristol Botanic Garden –guided tour £7- to be booked


Late August or early September


“Brockamin”- Cottage garden with Symphyotricum (Michaelmas daisies), Callow End, Worcester - to be booked


September 14th

Roy Cheek “Insectivorous Plants” (including new factors about Saracenias) 2.15pm (PH)

Latin names, David Simpson 4.15pm (CGS)


October 12th

Chris Smith of Pennard Plants “Agapanthus – Myths and Mysteries of Growing” 2.15pm (PH)

November 9th

Rachel Salisbury “The Really Useful Garden” 2.15pm (PH)

December 14th

Helen Picton, Old Court Nurseries “A Plantaholics Wonderland” 2.15pm (PH)


2018 Malvern Show 

Second time at Malvern, and a great Silver. 



2017 Malvern Show 

First time showing and getting Bronze

David Simpson & Liz Ward.

The Stand.






Nan Leech
The Barbery
45 Station Road
Bishops Cleeve
GL52 8HH
United Kingdom

Tel. 07929 258626

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