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