Charlbury Garden Society
The 40 page booklet will no longer be delivered to all members this year but, instead, a small membership card will be delivered containing basic information. This card may be used to obtain discounts at local Garden Centres.
This website therefore will contain most of the information that used to appear in the booklet, including the 2 Show schedules and the Entry Forms. Note that the Summer Show, formerly known as the Rose and Sweet Pea Show, will not take place this year.
Ten Good Reasons for Joining the Society!
1. Full programme of annual events
2. Two seasonal shows
3. Friendly society open to members of all ages
4. Expert information and advice provided when required
5. Interesting talks (free admission to members)
6. Outings to notable gardens
7. Annual plant sale in May
8. Harvest Supper and social evening
9. Discounts at several garden retailers
10. Exclusive entry for occasional special visits
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 two beautiful shows each year, Spring and Annual, and entries are welcomed from anyone in Charlbury or the surrounding areas - you do not have to be a member but there are significant advantages -- see above.
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 either a Gardeners' Question Time with local experts or a Quiz.
Membership of the Society costs £5.00 for the entire year, (or £8.00 for a couple) and all members receive a Membership Card listing all the events together with a Member's card which enables discounts at various Nurseries -
Applegarth Nurseries, Chipping Norton;
Burford Garden Centre (plants only);
Freeland Nursery (plants only) and
Yarnton Garden Centre.
Members will get free admission to the Talks.
Stonesfield Gardening Club
We would also like to draw members' attention to the activities at Stonesfield Gardening Club.
Charlbury Society members will be very welcome at Stonesfield and any of their activities, and we will welcome them at our talks, shows and our other activities.
Their list of 2017 activities will be available shortly.
They can be found at www.stonesfield.info/stonesfield-life/clubs/gardener.php
Further details of all our activities may be found on this page in due course.
The Society's Constitution
The Society's Officers
This Year's Programme_of_Events
and click Vegetable_Growing for links to advice on growing fruit and veg.
For Spring Show Schedule Click www.charlbury.info/files/474/SpringShow2017noentryform.docx
For Spring Show Entry Form Click www.charlbury.info/files/474/Spring2017EntryForm.docx
ANNUAL FLOWER and PRODUCE SHOW
For Annual Show Schedule click www.charlbury.info/files/474/2017AnnualShow.docx
For Annual Show Entry Forms click www.charlbury.info/files/474/AnnualShow2017EntryForm.docx
The History of the Cups awarded at the Shows
Last updated: Sun 4 Dec