Our Society believes firmly in furthering the love and knowledge of gardening in all its forms. This includes flower gardening for pleasure, vegetable gardening for good natural food and looking after the environment.
To achieve this we have a full programme of talks on a variety of topics: the cultivation of plants and shrubs, coping with the environment and the changing climate, using non chemical products.
We also very strongly believe that the future generation of gardeners is very important and so try to encourage younger people to take an interest in and gain pleasure from all things horticultural.
Our meetings take place in Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB
Membership is £12 each year and includes monthly meetings with refreshments and a very varied programme of talks.
If you would like to come along to a meeting to see what we do, you are more than welcome.
As well as monthly meetings we have day trips organised to visit gardens, more often than not, two in one day. Also we often visit gardens that are only open to group visits. In 2019 we had trips on one day to Hampton Court Castle and Stockton Bury Gardens both in Herefordshire and on another day to Morton Hall and Meadow Farm in the Vale of Evesham.
We have also had holidays organised each year to enable members to visit gardens that, due to distance or lack of transport, they may not be able to visit.
The two major events in our calendar are the Spring Show and the Summer Show which take place in Pittville Pump Room.
Our favourite charity is the Butterfly Garden run by Chris Evans at Dundry nurseries (www.thebutterflygarden.org). We have given profits from various plant sales to this charity and try to support it when we can. Chris Evans is one of our regular speakers and gives us amusing reports on the great work done at the Butterfly Garden.