Bretforton Garden Club
Bretforton Garden Club

Programme 2017

5th January MeetingROGER UMPLEBY from Ashton under Hill will speak to us on "Plants and Flowers of New Zealand" and says that his colourful slides will help to cheer up the dark January days.  

 2nd February Annual General Meeting and Q&A sessions - We will deal with Club Business and then you will have the chance to put your gardening questions to a Panel of Experts including our own Jon Heath.

2nd March  Meeting - Julia Scott will  speak about Biodynamic gardening and growing and using herbs. We plan to have a visit to Julia and William’s Walled Herb Garden in August.


22nd March - Inter Village Garden Quiz at St. George's Hall, Blockley at 7.30 pm.

6th April Meeting - Julian Tolkien will speak about Pelargoniums.  Julian has a Nursery near Winchcombe and has grown fuchsias and pelargoniums for many years.


4th May Meeting - Rob and Diane Cole talking about 'Fostering a Worcestershire Wildlife Meadow'

1st June Meeting - A talk about Croome Court Walled Garden. To be followed late summer with a visit to the Garden.

4th June - Open Gardensfeaturing many stunning local gardens

6th July Meeting – Steve Quinton Head Gardener at Rococo Gardens near Painswick.

8th July Big Day Out  to Barnsdale, Oakham

This is the late Geoff Hamilton’s  garden which was featured on BBC Gardener’s World for many years.  The Garden is now managed by Geoff’s son Nick and has been developed over the years into a beautiful and famous garden with a lovely cafe.  


3rd August - Evening Visit  Follow up to Julia Scott's talk with a visit to her Walled Herb Garden in Worcester.


7th September - Evening Visit Visit to Croome Court Walled Garden  


5th October Meeting – Maggie Brown originally from Ryton Organic Gardens now lectures at RHS Pershore College. She  will talk to the Club about winter gardening. 

2nd November Meeting – Tom Price from Cheltenham Orchid Society will talk about house orchids – how to water them, pot them on and will bring plants to show and for sale. 


Thursday 7th December - Christmas Social

Remember that meetings take place at the Memorial Hall, Main Street in Bretforton, usually on the first Thursday of the month.



Please look at the Programme page to find out more about our events.

It costs just £5 per year to be a member.

We normally meet at the Memorial Hall in Bretforton on the first Thursday of the month, but check the Programme for details.

Guests are welcome to come to meetings at £2 per head.

If you would like to get in touch, you can email us through the contact page.