There are lots of gardening clubs and societies in the
Gloucestershire Federation
of Gardening Societies

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Please confirm details with the club, especially near Bank Holidays, in the Summer Months, when many clubs have garden visits instead of talks and over Christmas and the New Year period.


Remember to send us details of your shows for 2018.

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News Spring 2018
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The GFGS Guild of Judges

The Guild of Judges is a sub committee of the Federation. We provide training for novice judges and refresher seminars for experienced judges in accordance with the RHS Horticultural Show Handbook. Our primary object is to provide trained and objective judges for local shows.


S.O.S. (Secateurs Or Spades)
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Cossham Gardens, Lodge Road, Kingswood, BS15 1LE
The above facility is a care home with nursing in Kingswood, Bristol. The nursing home is a permanent home to 21 disabled adults with high support needs. Our problem at this time of year is that Cossham Gardens is rather more like Cossham Weeds and we do not have any volunteers at the moment to look after the garden. We would like to ask any group in our vicinity if they might be willing to generously donate a few hours a few times a year to tidy up the garden? Pruning and weeding would be the order of the day and donation of time alone is our request.
If your club or society can help in any small way please contact Michele Wareham on 0117 967 3667 or email for more information. Visit Cossham Gardens on Facebook
The National Gardens Scheme has been opening gardens to raise money for nursing and caring charities since 1927. Now some 3,800 gardens open annually for the Scheme, but we need every one of them and more so we can continue to make generous donations to charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Queen’s Nursing Institute. So we’re always looking for new garden owners willing to take the plunge and open their gardens to the public. We know that you are all keen gardeners as members of the Gloucestershire Federation of Garden Societies, so would any of you consider opening for the NGS? Whether your garden is large or small, traditional or modern, filled with cottage garden plants or whispering grasses, we’d love to hear from you. And don’t be daunted by the prospect. The Gloucestershire NGS county team is formed of volunteers who will be only too happy to advise and help you through the opening process.
So don’t hide your horticultural lights under a bushel. If you feel like giving it a go, get in touch with Vanessa Berridge on 01242 609535 or We look forward to hearing from you and to visiting your gardens.

The Cock-A-Doodle-Do! Trust

Open Garden Dates & Information
Registered Charity No 1160951

Miserden Nursery

The National Allotment Society grow2eat
South West Counties Allotments Association

The Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies (GFGS) is a Registered Charity No. 257391 that offers help and support in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to gardening clubs and societies in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.

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