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The Walled Garden Croome Court Jul15

Visit to The Walled Garden, Croome Court July 2015

The club was formed in 2003 with the aim of increasing members’ enjoyment of gardening by bringing together new and experienced gardeners to learn more about plants, gardens and our fabulous locality. You can read more about the club by reading our Information sheet and our Constitution.

The club has a year round programme of monthly events from September to August  including, illustrated talks and demonstrations, visits to local gardens, visits to members gardens and social events. Talks and demonstrations at our autumn and winter meetings usually take place at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of the month and are held in the Much Marcle Memorial Hall. Members pay an annual membership fee, currently £8.50 and then an entry fee for each event. Non-members are welcome to attend most events and pay a slightly higher entry fee.

Bob Hare gave us gardening tips at NGS garden Rose Cottage July 2014

Bob Hare gave us gardening tips at Rose Cottage, Kempley July 2014

Rose Cottage July 2014

Rose Cottage July 2014

Programme for 2016  Much Marcle Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated

Thursday January 21st               Annual General Meeting     Start  7.30 pm

Thursday February 11th             Artist’s Gardens A talk by Bill Laws   Start  7.30 pm

Thursday March 10th                 Members’ evening Gardening Hints and Tips    Start  7.30 pm

Thursday April 14th                    Climbing Plants A talk by Duncan Coombes   The Barn at Hellens  Start  7.30 pm

Thursday May 12th                     Visit to a member’s garden: We visit our Vice-Chairman Duseline Stewart’s garden at Stretton Grandison   Start  6.30 pm

Thursday June 9th                       Lower House Farm: Garden visit to Lower Farm House, Cliffords Mesne (an NGS garden)    Start time to be confirmed Contact Rosalind Barker for more details.

Thursday July 14th                      Hellens: An afternoon visit to Hellens, Much Marcle to tour the garden.   Start  2.00 pm

Friday August 12th                      Members Social Evening: At the home of our Treasurer, Terry Meadows  Start time to be confirmed Contact Rosalind Barker for more details.

Thursday September 8th           Plant Propagation A talk by Bob Hares    Start  7.30 pm

Thursday October 13th              Butterflies A talk by Roger Umpleby    Start  7.30 pm

Thursday November 10th           Wildlife in the Garden A talk by Mr. Cramp Start 7.30 pm

Thursday December 8th            Christmas Wreath-Making A practical event led by Judy Street   Start  7.30 pm



Stephen Lloyd, head gardener at Hergest Croft, gives members a guided tour, May 2008

Stephen Lloyd, head gardener at Hergest Croft, gives members a guided tour.

The club is a member of the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies which amongst other benefits provides public liability insurance for all our activities.

For more information about the club read our Information sheet or contact

Secretary: Rosalind Barker

Telephone: 01989 740614