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Gardening Events in 2017

Saturday 27th May
2.00pm for 2.30pm
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies - Annual General Meeting
Highnam Court
Highnam, Gloucester
GL2 8DP

By kind permission of Mr Roger Head. All welcome - There will be an opportunity to look round the gardens after the AGM.
Saturday 27th May
From 11.00am
Painswick Gardening Club Specialist Plant Sale
Painswick Church Rooms
Painswick, Gloucestershire
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Sunday 28th May
11.00 - 3.00pm
Grittleton Plant & Food Fair
Grittleton House
Grittleton
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6AP

Entrance - £3 per person, Children under 12 years free.

Join us for the Grittleton Plant and Food Fair organised by children's charity Action Medical Research. Set in the stunning surrounds of Grittleton House, plant lovers and 'foodies' are in for a real treat, with the chance to browse the many stalls selling plants from specialist nurseries, stunning accessories for your 'room outside', and delicious local artisan produce. It is going to be a fantastic day out for friends and family. Refreshments and light lunches will be available.

Assistance Dogs only are allowed.

Further details at www.action.org.uk

Saturday 3rd June
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
Talk on Dahlias by Dennis & Richard West

Avenue Hotel
229 Bristol Toad, Gloucester
GL1 5TH

All welcome, just turn up or Email: guildofjudges@gfgs.org.uk for further details.

Friday 9th June
7.00pm
Garden Visiting - A Very British Tradition, a talk by Margie Hoffnung
Bisley WI Village Hall
Manor Road, Bisley, Gloucestershire
GL6 7AX

Margie Hoffnung was a gardener at Highgrove and is currently the Conservation Officer for the Gardens Trust.

Entrance - £7 per person, to include a glass of wine and canapes.

For further details and to purchase tickets please contact April Phillips, Secretary Bisley Flower Show Committee on 01452 813334

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th 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 to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary?

Further details at www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk

Saturday 10th June
12noon - 5.00pm
Dorstone Open Gardens
Dorstone
Herefordshire
HR3 6BE

In aid of St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford.

Further details at www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Prestbury Village Open Gardens
Prestbury
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire

Come and wander around the beautiful village of Prestbury as you explore a dozen interesting gardens. New gardens have been added for this year. Why not start off with a pub lunch at one of our excellent pubs?

All profits go to St Mary's Church, in the centre of the village, where delicious cream teas will be on sale.

The cost is £5 for adults, accompanied children free. Tickets, valid for both days, from any open garden or from St Mary’s Church.

Further details Phone: 01242 570453 or Email: open-gardens@prestbury.net

Wednesday 21st 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 John Wilson by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Clun Open Gardens
Clun
West of Craven Arms
Shropshire
SY7 8NY (please verify before travelling)

We have some glorious gardens opening this year, including two new gardens. At St. George's Church there will be flower arrangements by local arrangers with the theme of 'Freedom'. Afternoon teas at Hightown Community Room, Vicarage Road, along with a garden bric-a-brac stall. There will be a plant stall with over 600 excellent quality plants and a garden tools stall. All proceeds go to St George's Church, Clun.

Further details from Mellie Lewis on 01588 640673 or www.clungardensopen.co.uk

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June
11.00am - 5.00pm
Chedworth Open Gardens
Chedworth
Gloucestershire
GL54 4NQ

Many lovely gardens and Flower Festival in St Andrews Church.

Adults £5 accompanied children free, price includes free park and ride from village hall. Proceeds in aid of Friends of St Andrews and Chedworth & District Horticultural Society.

Further details from Sue Bradbury on 07831 464956.

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Wednesday 13th 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 John Wilson by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

Saturday 16th September
2.00pm - 4.00pm
GFGS Guild of Judges Meeting
The AGM will be held at this meeting.

Avenue Hotel
229 Bristol Toad, Gloucester
GL1 5TH

All welcome, just turn up or Email: guildofjudges@gfgs.org.uk for further details.

Sunday 29th October
2.00pm
West & Midlands Group - Tea and Talk
Sue Applegate talking about the Langport Iris Collection

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

£5 including tea & home-made cake - All Welcome.

Further details from Jill Whitehead Telephone 01568 720129 or email jill@auldenfarm.co.uk

www.westandmidlandsirisgroup.org.uk
Saturday 25th 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 John Wilson by email beforehand at secretary@gfgs.org.uk

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