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Gardening Events in 2019

Wednesday 17th April
7.00pm
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies - Executive Committee Meeting
Maisemore Village Hall
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucester
GL2 8JE

Anyone from our member clubs/societies is welcome to attend these meetings, but please notify the General Secretary Rod Wells by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May
10.30am - 4.00pm
St Michael's Hospice Plant Fair
St Michael's Hospice
Bartestree
Hereford
HR1 4HA

Plant lovers can browse a wide range of herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, annuals, trees, shrubs, alpines, bulbs, carnivorous and indoor plants grown by professional and amateur gardeners. In addition to plants, there will be fresh organic vegetable boxes, strawberries and asparagus; beautiful handcrafted wooden jewellery and home decor; cards, prints, coasters and mugs; wild bird food; and pottery and preserves. Something for everyone!

A golf buggy will transport visitors from the car park to the Plant Fair. Hot and cold drinks plus fresh, homemade cakes will be available in our newly-refurbished cafe, all day on both days. Delicious two-course lunches will be served between 12pm and 2pm each day.

Free Entry

Further details at St Michael's Hospice Plant Fair

Tuesday 14th May
7.30pm
Gardeners' Question Time in aid of The Churn Project Cirencester
Cirencester Baptist Church
Chesterton Lane
Cirencester
GL7 1YE

Gardeners' Question Time, a Cirencester Civic Society event raising funds for The Churn Project Cirencester

A chance to put your questions to a panel of experts including, Anne Chambers (Kiftsgate Court Gardens), Derry Watkins (Special Plants) and Val Bourne (Country Life). Refreshments, raffle and plants for sale.

Tickets £10 (including refreshments) in advance from Cirencester Town Council, The Churn Project or telephone 01285 380038

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Saturday 18th May
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Subject TBA.

Avenue Hotel
229 Bristol Road, Gloucester
GL1 5TH
All welcome, just turn up or Email: guildofjudges@gfgs.org.uk for further details.

Monday 27th May
11.00 - 3.00pm
Grittleton Plant & Spring Fair
Grittleton House
Grittleton
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6AP

Entrance - £4 per person, Children under 12 years free.

Join us for the Grittleton Plant and Spring Fair organised by children's charity Action Medical Research. Set in the stunning surrounds of Grittleton House, the Grittleton Plant and Spring Fair is back again in May 2019. It is perfect for plant lovers, 'foodies' and those just looking for a perfect gift. With over 50 stalls ranging from specialist nurseries selling plants and stunning accessories for your room outside to top quality stalls selling delicatessen items, bath products, distinctive presents, handmade jewellery and much more. There is certainly something for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to wander through the stunning interior of this spectacular venue and enjoy the beautiful Italianate gardens of Grittleton House. Refreshments and cream teas will be available.

Assistance Dogs only are allowed.

Further details at www.action.org.uk

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June
1.00pm - 6.00pm
Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
Ashton under Hill
Nr Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 7SW

Since 1977 we have welcomed visitors from the UK and all over the world to our annual Open Gardens Weekend here in Ashton under Hill. They come to enjoy a wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of Bredon Hill. We expect to have at least 25 gardens open for you to see. If you've been before, we'd love to welcome you back, and if you've never visited us why not come along?

Entry price: Adults £6.00 Children free, Discounts available for larger parties

Refreshments, stall and exhibitions, Tickets are valid for both days, Free parking in the village

Further details at www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk

Saturday 15th June
09.30am - 12.30pm
Newent Gardening Club Plant Sale
Newent Memorial Hall
Bury Bar Lane, Newent
Gloucestershire
GL18 1PT

Refreshments available, as well as lots of plants for sale!

For further details contact Angela Danby on 01531 820761 or email newentgardeningclub@gmail.com

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June
10.00am - 5.00pm
Flower Festival & Open Gardens
Eckington Village
Eckington
Worcestershire
WR10 3AN

Apart from the flower displays during the weekend, there will be a variety of entertainment throughout the village. With around 30 or more gardens of varying size and designs there will be plenty to see.

Admission is £6.00 for the two days, school children go free & there will be free parking. All proceeds go to Holy Trinity Church, Eckington.

For further details ring 07967 503288, go to www.eckington.info

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Wednesday 19th June
7.00pm
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies - Executive Committee Meeting
Maisemore Village Hall
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucester
GL2 8JE

Anyone from our member clubs/societies is welcome to attend these meetings, but please notify the General Secretary Rod Wells by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
10.00am - 5.00pm
Usk Open Gardens
Usk
Monmouthshire

Usk is a picturesque little town on the river of the same name. For 24 years, we have held an Open Gardens weekend, when over 20 private gardens are open to the public – from small but beautifully planted plots, to the impressive sweep of the borders at Usk Castle. We welcome visitors from far and wide, and many make it an annual treat. There is also a Gardeners' Market with plant stalls, riverside walks, and lots of quaint pubs and cafes or picnic spots for lunch. Free town car parks, where the tickets are on sale.

For more information visit Usk Open Gardens

Saturday 6th July
2.30pm
Bristol Cactus Society
Tom Mogg Memorial Meeting - Mr Graham Charles talking about 'Gymnocalyciums'
St Stephens Church Common Room
St Stephen Street, Bristol
BS1 1EQ

All welcome - For more information see poster

Saturday 13th July
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Judging GFGS Spring Table Top Competition Entries

Avenue Hotel
229 Bristol Road, Gloucester
GL1 5TH
All welcome, just turn up or Email: guildofjudges@gfgs.org.uk for further details.

Wednesday 11th September
7.00pm
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies - Executive Committee Meeting
Maisemore Village Hall
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucester
GL2 8JE

Anyone from our member clubs/societies is welcome to attend these meetings, but please notify the General Secretary Rod Wells by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 5th October
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Judging GFGS Summer Table Top Competition Entries

Avenue Hotel
229 Bristol Road, Gloucester
GL1 5TH
All welcome, just turn up or Email: guildofjudges@gfgs.org.uk for further details.

Saturday 23rd November
2.00pm
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies - Executive Committee Meeting
Maisemore Village Hall
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucester
GL2 8JE

Anyone from our member clubs/societies is welcome to attend these meetings, but please notify the General Secretary Rod Wells by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

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