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Charlbury Garden Society

The Charlbury and District Garden Society is a lively and friendly group which promotes gardening for pleasure through a series of talks, shows, events and outings. There are three beautiful shows each year, Spring, Summer and Annual, and entries are welcomed from anyone in Charlbury or the surrounding areas - you do not have to be a member and Groovy Growing continues this year as an activity for children. The history of the Cups awarded at the Shows makes interesting reading. In the spring, we have a large plant sale at the Memorial Hall, which offers good value bedding plants, pots and baskets as well as more exotic perennials grown by members. In the summer, we arrange garden visits, locally we visit Dean Manor and slightly further afield we have an annual outing by coach to gardens and National Collections around England. In the autumn, we have a small plant sale at the Corner House and also the AGM, which is an enjoyable occasion with a Harvest Supper provided by the Committee and a general knowledge quiz. In the winter, we have evening talks and a Gardeners' Question Time with local experts.

Membership of the Society costs £3-00 for the entire year, and all members receive a Schedule listing all the events and Show classes, together with a Member's card which enables discounts at Applegarth Nurseries, Chipping Norton; Burford Garden Centre (plants only); Freeland Nursery (plants only); North Leigh Garden Centre (plants only); Hilltop Garden Centre (plants only), Ramsden; and Yarnton Garden Centre.

The Suttons' Seeds Discount Scheme has been discontinued from 2014 but members are reminded that they may purchase seeds at a 10% discount from Applegarth Nurseries and Yarnton Garden Centre. Also note that Gill's in Chipping Norton sell several varieties of peas and beans, (dwarf, broad and runner) loose from the sack considerably cheaper than in packets.

Advice on growing fruit and vegetables

The Society's Constitution

Calendar of Events 2015

Spring/Summer
Best Cultivated Allotment

June/July
Visit to Dean Manor

Thursday 19 February at 7.30pm Quiz at Ye Olde Three Horseshoes, Sheep Street
Quiz

Thursday 19 March at 8pm in the Garden Room, Memorial Hall
Evening Talk "Garden Design for the Small Garden" by Jonathon Ford

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    Saturday 11 April at 12noon-4pm in the Memorial Hall
    Spring Show
    Spring Show Schedule
    Spring Show Entry Form
    More Photos
    If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 11am, but do ensure they have well established roots.
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Saturday 9 May at 9.30am in the Memorial Hall
Plant Sale - Bedding plants for your pots and hanging baskets, vegetable plants and some herbaceous. The queue starts before it opens, so come early to avoid disappointment. If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along at 9am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Saturday 4 July at 2.00pm-4.30pm in the Memorial Hall
Summer Show
Summer Show Schedule
Summer Show Entry Form
More Photos
If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 11am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Summer Annual Outing - details not yet confirmed

Saturday 5 September at 2.00pm-4.30pm in the Memorial Hall
Annual Flower & Produce Show
Annual Show Schedule
Annual Show Entry Form
More Photos
If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 11am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Friday 16 October at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall
Harvest Supper & AGM

Saturday 24 October at 9.30am in the Corner House
Coffee Morning & Plant Sale
If you have any spare plants which you would like to donate to the Society to sell on the day, then please bring them along before 9.30am, but do ensure they have well established roots.

Thursday 12 November at 8pm in the Garden Room, Memorial Hall
Evening Talk Details not yet confirmed

9 Good Reasons for Joining the Society!


1. Full programme of annual events
2. Three seasonal shows
3. Friendly society open to members of all ages
4. Expert information and advice provided when required
5. Interesting talks
6. Outings to notable gardens
7. Annual plant sale in May
8. Harvest Supper and social evening
9. Discounts at several garden retailers

If you are interested in finding out more about the Society or would like to become a member, please email secretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk or complete this application form.

Groovy Growing

Details about any children's activities are available from Wendy Clifford: 01608 811006

This five-year-old grew her potatoes in a giant pot in the garden. You could learn to do the same.

Last updated: Wed 8 Apr

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