Gardening Club

The Aynho Gardening Club has been in existence for more than 25 years. It  meets once a month from January to November, on the second Wednesday of the month.  Our evening meetings are held  in the village hall at 7.30p.m. The main aims of the club are to foster interest in gardening, flowers and vegetables through talks by knowledgeable people and visits to well-known gardens and those of gifted amateurs.  The club organises a number of trips each year to popular well-known gardens – these are always a great day out.  

Members of the Gardening Club do not need to be expert gardeners. A shared interest in making things grow or pottering in the garden is what binds us together. The club also aims to provide a welcoming place where people from Aynho, Croughton and the surrounding area can meet. Tea and biscuits are available after the talks, giving everyone a chance to chat.

The club also organises an Annual Flower and Vegetable Show at the end of August or beginning of September. This is open to members of Aynho Gardening Club and any resident of Aynho. There are categories for flowers, fruit, vegetables,  flower arranging, photography and homecrafts (which includes preserves and baking).  There are also a number of classes especially for children and we  like to encourage their participation. Entrants and visitors can come to look at the displays in the afternoon and buy some of the produce in an end-of-show auction. This is an important annual village event enjoyed by many. Delicious tea and homemade cakes are available all afternoon and there is also a raffle with many wonderful prizes.

Visitors are always welcome at the monthly meetings and on the trips. For any queries concerning the club please contact Annabel Bellamy 01869 810847.

PROGRAMME FOR 2019. For more details go to the Community Calendar in ‘Get Involved’
Wednesday 9th  January Introduction to Dahlias. A talk by Zoe Woodward.
Wednesday 13th February A Year Behind the Scenes at Waterperry. A talk by Rob Jacobs.  (Plus the Gardening Club Seed Swap.)
Wednesday 13th March Saving Seeds.  Saving Money.  A talk by Pauline Pears.
Wednesday 10th April A talk on Evenley Wood Gardens.
Wednesday 8th May Day trip to Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park.
Wednesday 12th June Half day visit to Preston Bissett Nursery.
Wednesday 10th July Evening visit to Tom Duncan’s garden at 2 The Square, Aynho.  Time 6.30pm.
Saturday 17th August FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW
Wednesday 11th September 101 Things You Never Knew About Garden Birds.  A talk  by Chris Ward.
Wednesday 9th October Question and answer on Pruning by Dave Pratt
Wednesday 13th November AGM with Entertainment

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