Charlbury Garden Society

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

An idea on what to do with spare black recycling boxes

A suggestion from Peter Bridgman past Chair of the Charlbury Garden Society

There is almost no limit to what could be grown in redundant black recycling boxes, but I would like to make a few comments
a) The boxes would be very heavy once filled with compost so would need to be in situ before filling
b) They will need about 50 litres of compost (Currently £3.86 at B & Q)
c) Ideally they will need some sort of watering system to ensure that they never dry out. Make regular checks to ensure that water is penetrating right to the bottom of the box. There are holes already in the bottom of the box to ensure the boxes aren't over watered.
d) Plants will need regular feeding with liquid feed or should have about 400 grammes of slow release fertilizer mixed in thoroughly before planting or sowing.
e) Obviously with vegetables it makes sense to only grow crops that have a high value
f) It might help to paint the boxes white to keep plant roots a bit cooler in hot weather,
g) Plant intensively but avoid overcrowding!

Membership details for 2017

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.

New Members
If you would like to join the Society please contact the membership Secretary at or complete the form at

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

For Spring Show Entry Form Click


For Annual Show Schedule click

For Annual Show Entry Forms click

The History of the Cups awarded at the Shows

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

Last updated: Sun 17 Sep

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