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Northwood Green Gardening Club

Programme 2020

Meetings held at Northwood Green Social Hall, GL 14 1NB, at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Enquiries: contact Sue Stephens 01452 760773

Visitors welcome to any meetings, cost £3

Thursday 9 January               The Great Glasshouse, Wisley.

                                                Concept to completion by Nick Morgan

Nick served 23 years at RHS working as a horticultural specialist and superintendent of the RHS Garden Wisley, glass and propagation departments

Thursday 6 February             Tulip Mania by Allan Wells
                                                Greed, avarice, gullibility Ė nothing changes

After visiting last year to inform us about bees, Allan returns for a lively talk on tulips

Thursday 5 March                 Alpines around the garden by Pam Turner

Pam started growing alpines when she bought a house in the Cotswolds, almost 45 years ago which was on a slope with a large pile of stones and no money to spend on a garden. Dobies seeds came to the rescue with an offer of 6 packets of easily grown alpines- and sheís been growing them ever since.

Saturday 21 March 2 pm.     Visit to Daffodil Fields from Oxenhall Church Hall,                                                 Newent, SO 711 268

A circular walk from Oxenhall through the wild daffodil country in north-west Gloucestershire. Tea to be provided in Oxenhall Church Hall at 3.30 pm.

Cost: £6.50 to include tea/coffee and homemade cakes/scones with jam and cream

Thursday 2 April             Butterflies by Steve Mason

Following a fascination of Red admirals at the age of 8, Steve has helped set up several butterfly houses throughout the country including Bourton on the Water and Shrewsbury. He has appeared on Tis Was and Blue Peter and worked with many well- known naturalists.


7 pm Thursday 14 May                  Plant Sale, Open Evening with talk

 Members to bring plants for sale and invite guests for the evening

                    Talk            The Land Girls by Fiona Waring

Remember Fionaís talk on Lost the Plot when she talked about allotments? Now itís another amusing theme.

 7pm Thursday 11 June         Summer Evening Garden Visit to The Weir Reach                                         at The Rudge, Maisemore, Gloucester, GL2 8HY

A country garden by R Severn. Approx. 2 acres, half cultivated with herbaceous beds and mixed borders plus fruit and vegetable cages. Clematis and acers, stone ornaments, small sculptures, bonsai collection. Planted rockery with waterfall and stream connects two ponds. Large specimen koi pond borders patio. Meadow with fruit trees and bamboo collection leading to river and country views.

Cost £6.50 to include tea/coffee and cake. 

7 pm Thursday 2 July  Social Evening

A relaxing evening in the garden of club member Sharon Ingram and her husband Dave, Street End Cottage, The Street, Ministerworth, GLOS, GL2 8JJ

Thursday 16 July          Daytime visits to two gardens 

Lunch to be arranged at a nearby hostelry

 Morning (10.30 am)    Greenfields, Brockweir Common Brockweir, NP16 7NU

 1Ĺ acre plant personís gem of a garden set in the beautiful Wye Valley. Many mature trees and many unusual plants and shrubs, all planted as discrete gardens within a garden. Green fields is the passion and work of head gardener Jackie who has a long interest in the propagation of plants.
Cost: £8 to include entry, tea/coffee and cake

Afternoon (2 pm)        Wyndcliffe Court, St Arvans, NP16 6EY

A design led garden thatís built to entertain even your reluctant partner. The four acres contain rooms and hidden spaces which draw you in. With ponds, viewing platform, hard landscaping, sculptures and more, thereís something for all.
Cost: £7 to include garden entry, introductory talk, tea/coffee and cake

Thursday 3 September         A perennial Year by Julie Ritchie

Julie runs the Hoo House nursery renowned for the quality of its plants. She will bring us a selection available to buy.

 Thursday 1October      The cutting garden by Julie Bircher 

Julie will talk briefly about her business, how the flowers progress thoughout the year, and then give a demo of a hand-tied bouquet which will be donated as a raffle prize.

Members are invited to bring homemade chutney for others to sample, after the talk. Bread and cheese will be provided,

Thursday 12 November (AGM)     A history of vegetables by Jerry Green

 Jerry, head gardener at Westbury Court Garden, returns to brief us on this fascinating subject

 The AGM will follow the talk

 Thursday 10 December

 Christmas Party with a gardening theme

Committee:         Chair:    Marylyn Nelson    01452 760187

                            Secretary:    Sue stephens    01452 760773

                            Treasurer:    Bryan Bamber    01594 516323

                             Programme:    Thelma Williams    01452 762948

                             Visits:    Christine Bamber    01594 516323

                             Member:    Pat Brooke    01452 760405

                             Member:    Jean Griffin    01594 827007

                              Member:    Janet Barker    01452 760365