A new group 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.
Meetings are held at 1pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham. GL51 4TB Visitors are welcome.
Saturday 13th January
John Coates will demonstrate the best ways to clean and sharpen your garden tools
Julie Dolphin: "Behind the Scenes on Gardeners World" runs Miserden Nursery and former BBC researcher
Tuesday 6th February - Guided Snowdrop Tour of Colesbourne Park by Sir Henry Elwes. 2pm £15 per person including refreshments.
Saturday 10th February
David Simpson "The Finer Points of Fertilizer" followed by Julie Ritchie: "Winter into Spring" owns and runs Hoo House Nursery. Plants for sale.
Saturday 10th March
Glenis Dyer: "Hellebores and Companion Plants" NGS Open Garden in Welford-on -Avon
Tuesday 10th April
Trip to Morton Hall Gardens, Redditch to see the spring bulbs including the massed fritillaries
Saturday 14th April
Mary Payne MBE: "Minimum Effort for Maximum Effect" Award winning designer/lecturer
10th to 13th May - Malvern Spring Festival. The Group will be running an exhibition stand and plant display for the CGS
Saturday 12th May
Timothy Walker: "Plants of the Algarve" lecturer, botanist, gardener, presenter, author, after-dinner speaker
Saturday 9th June
Possible Early Summer Plant Sale. Details TBA
Friday 15 June - Trip to East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton, Somerset, the gardens created by the late Margery Fish
Saturday 14th July
Saturday 11th August
Saturday 8th September
Victoria Logue: "Extending the Season in your Garden" our own member Victoria owns Whitehall Farmhouse Plants
Saturday 13th October
Ingrid Millington: "Plant Hunting on Holiday" Hillview Hardy Plants and National Collection Holder. Plants for sale.
Saturday 10th November
Felicity Down: "Plants Grown for Fragrance" owns and runs Cleeve Nursery
Saturday 8th December
Bill Laws: "The Curious History of Vegetables" prolific author, speaker, columnist, musician!
From 1pm - 2pm each month there will be practical learning sessions on a wide variety of topics from tool maintenance to fertilizer, composting, containers, lawncare, design tips, propagation by seed, cuttings and division and more.
Private guided tours of Hidcote Manor and Bourton House, Bourton-on-the- Hill to be arranged.
First time showing and getting Bronze
David Simpson & Liz Ward.