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Gardening Events in 2018

Thursday 24th May
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Winchcombe Festival - Talk by Vanessa Berridge, Great British Gardeners
The Methodist Church Hall
High Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
GL54 5LJ
View cover of Vanessa's book Great British Gardeners
Further details and tickets www.winchcombefestival.co.uk

Saturday 26th May
10.00am - 12.00noon
Caynham Gardening Society Coffee Morning & Plant Sale
Caynham Village Hall
Caynham Road, Caynham, Shropshire
SY8 3BP
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Saturday 7th July
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Judging GFGS Spring Centenary 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 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018
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 to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary?

Further details at www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk

Wednesday 20th 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 us by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June
10.00am - 5.00pm
Usk Open Gardens
Usk
Monmouthshire

Usk is a picturesque little town on the river of the same name. For 23 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 www.uskopengardens.com

Saturday 25th August
1.00pm till late
Blakeney Garden Clubs Plant Stall will be at the Annual Blakeney Village Duck Race
The Village Playing Fields
Butts Lane, Blakeney, Gloucestershire
GL15 4DW

2018 will see the 30th anniversary of the Village Duck Race to be held on the Bank Holiday Saturday. Free admission and parking. The garden club will have a plant stall at this event between 1pm and 4pm for the sale of plants and will be able to offer advice on most aspects of gardening. It is a fun afternoon, which offers a variety of attractions along with refreshments. For more information contact the garden club secretary by email at graham.wicks@mypostoffice.co.uk or the Duck Race Committee via Julie Hale on 01594 510 706

Wednesday 12th 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 us by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 6th October
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Judging GFGS Summer Centenary 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.

Sunday 28th October
2.00pm
West and Midlands Iris Group
Tea & Talk by Claire Austin on Modern Bearded Iris

Highnam Community Centre
Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester
GL2 8DG

All welcome - £5 to include tea &cake.

Further information please contact Jill Whitehead jill@auldenfarm.co.uk
or visit www.westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk
Saturday 24th 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 us by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

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