Bretforton Garden Club is a thriving and friendly club with almost 100 members, not only from Bretforton but also the surrounding villages. We aim to appeal to anyone who has an interest in gardening or horticulture - from absolute beginners to more experienced gardeners. Membership is £5 a year.
Our meetings are usually held on the first Thursday in the month at the Bretforton Memorial Hall WR11 7JH starting at 7.30pm, when we arrange speakers on a variety of gardening related subjects such as growing and using herbs; vegetable growing in a small garden; pruning; growing dahlias and plants for awkward corners. We have recently introduced a Plant, Seed and Skill Swop which is proving popular. During the meetings we hold a raffle and serve tea/coffee and biscuits.
Visits to local gardens and specialist nurseries are arranged, particularly during the summer months, as well as day coach trips to gardens further afield. We also welcome member’s suggestions for speakers and visits. Our monthly newsletter and website keeps members well informed.
In the summer, to coincide with the Asparagus Auction which raises money for Bretforton Church, we organise an Open Gardens Event when about 12 local gardens are open to the public and villagers take part in a Scarecrow competition. Refreshments are available as well as a plant stall and tombola. Funds from this event are donated to local charities chosen by club members.
We look forward to welcoming new members.