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. The history of the Cups awarded at the Shows makes interesting reading. Talks are held monthly through the winter and the AGM in October is an enjoyable occasion with a Harvest Supper provided by the Committee and a general knowledge quiz. The annual Plant Sale is in May, and offers good value bedding plants, pots and baskets as well as more exotic perennials grown by members. Groovy Growing continues this year as an activity for children. There is an annual members' visit by coach to gardens and National Collections around England.
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.
Members can also buy items from the Suttons catalogue at a discount through the Society - there is a minimum of 20% discount on seeds and 10% discount on other items. If you wish to participate in this scheme and select from the full range of Suttons Seeds and plants, then please contact John Moore (810700) who will let you have a Suttons Catalogue and order form. If you purchased seeds through this scheme last year you will be automatically included on the list for this year.
Best Cultivated Allotment
Visit to Dean Manor
Thursday 14 February at 7.30pm (for 8pm start) at Ye Olde Three Horseshoes, Sheep Street
Gardening Quiz, Teams of 4 max and entry fee of £2 which includes nibbles.
Thursday 14 March at 8pm in the Garden Room, Memorial Hall
Gardeners' Question Time with local experts
Thursday 4 July coach will leave promptly at 9am from the Spendlove carpark
Coach outing to Packwood House ('famed borders') and Pump Cottage, Weatheroak ('a secret wonderland').
Cost £21 to include afternoon tea and cake & entrance to Pump Cottage, entrance to Packwood will be £7.35 for non-NT members) PLEASE BRING A PICNIC! Phone Sarah Potter (01608 810388) to reserve a place asap.
Friday 18 October at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall
Harvest Supper & AGM
Saturday 16 November at 9.30am in the Corner House
Coffee Morning & Plant Sale
Register your children for this new project. 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 10 Apr