Bretforton Garden Club
Bretforton Garden Club

 Recent Visits

Trip to Painswick , Saturday 17th February 2018.

Garden club members enjoyed the wonderful spectacle of the snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens on Saturday. It was an amazing sight, made all the more enjoyable by the sun shining on them. The head gardener told us they had estimated a figure of over five million snowdrops, with fifteen different varieties. Many thanks to Alison for arranging the trip.


Evening visit to The Walled Herb Garden in Worcester: 

The weather was kind to us all as we enjoyed a visit to Julia Scotts Herb Garden in Worcester. Julia has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of herb growing and their properties from culinary uses to medicinal benefits. She gave us a fascinating insight into her moon planting which she believes gives her stronger and more productive plants as the planting is dictated by the phases of the moon.

The evening was rounded off with refreshments served in the garden with Julia and her husband on hand to answer any questions we had.

Our next visit is Thursday 7th September when we will be going to  the walled garden at Croome Court after a talk by Chris and Karen Cronin earlier in the year on their restoration project of the site.


Croome Court Walled Garden 


Afternoon visit to Croome Walled Garden:
Forty two garden club members gathered at Croome to visit the walled garden. We were greeted by Chris Cronin, who together with his wife Karen, has been busy for the last 17 years restoring the garden. The interesting tour reflected the love and care that had been put in to bring the garden up to its present day standard. Chris's informative talks explained the achievements they had made and highlighted the work still to be done which includes planting many varieties of heritage fruit and veg. With the aid of the National Trust and their volunteers Chris is now confident that the garden will be fully restored and he encouraged us to visit again in the future. A welcome cup of tea and beautiful cakes greeted us at the end of  what was a chilly but very enjoyable afternoon.


Visit to Barnsdale


Our trip to Barnsdale Gardens was a huge success, forty-five members enjoyed the wonderful gardens in brilliant sunshine, and had a great day. Geoff Hamilton designed the gardens on the popular programme Gardeners World in the 1980s/1990s , set out into thirty eight garden rooms each one with a different theme. We all came away with new ideas for our own plots. A big thank you to Alison for organising the trip.



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.

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