Stonesfield Gardening Club is a friendly, sociable club with a full programme of events throughout the year.
We discuss all aspects of gardening with fellow members, listen to interesting and knowledgeable speakers on a variety of gardening topics and enjoy organised visits to various gardens.
Visitors are very welome to our monthly meetings at the St James' Centre, Stonesfield.
- 2017 Membership / Discount Cards are available now from Jill Rowlinson.
- Stonesfield Garden Club includes members from Combe, Wootton, Leafield, Woodstock - anyone is welcome, no previous experience of gardening required!
In 2015, we enjoyed visits to the stunning private garden of Edwin Rye and to RHS Wisley, we aso held our own village open gardens event. Our speakers included Bob Brown - advice on what to look for when buying new plants; Sue Bedwell - identifiction of friends and foes in the garden; Philip Aubrey - successful fruit growing; Rosy Hardy - Autumn perennials; Tim Miles, head gardener at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.
In 2016, we were provided with guided tours on our trips to Hardy's Plant Nursery, Whitchurch and Hidcote, Gloucestershire. We heard all about bees from Geoff Burroughs; planted some seedlings and cuttings at a workshop in preparation for the plant sale later in the year; heard about Hidcote through the years form Derek Bull; were warned about poisonous plants in the garden by Michael Brown; given tips on how to take some of the toil out of gardening with labour-saving ideas and gadgets; reminded about timing and tecniques for pruning by Sue Bedwell; told of the difficulties of organic vegetable prodution by Dan Betterton and enjoyed a Christmas social evening with quiz and raffle.
The Charlbury Garden Club www.charlbury.info/community/30?category=256 organise shows, visits and speakers that complement those in Stonesfield, follow the ling to find out more.
The Royal Horticultural Society website www.rhs.org.uk has a Register of Speakers.
The Cottage Garden Society website www.thecgs.org.uk provide a useful contact
Those interested in
- Organic Gardening will find website www.gardenorganic.org.uk of help
- Growing Hardy Plants website www.hardy-plant.org.uk
- Growing Roses website of the Royal National Rose Society www.rnrs.org
- Growing Fruit. The National Fruit Collection, one of the largest fruit collections in the world, located at Brogdale Farm near Faversham Kent, has a website www.brogdale.org
Other interesting websites include
- and the website of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens which is www.nccpg.com
- www.gardenersclick.com The online Gardening Club