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 email Annabel Bellamy.

PROGRAMME FOR 2020. For more details go to the Community Calendar in ‘Get Involved’
Wednesday 8th  January ‘The History of Primrose Garden, Steeple Aston’. A talk by Richard Preston.
Wednesday 12th February  ‘Perennials in a Royal Garden’.  A talk by George Lockwood
Wednesday 11th March ‘My garden at The Old Rectory, Sudborough.’  A talk by Kate Toller.
Wednesday 8th April ‘Clematis – The Ultimate Social Climber’.  A talk  by Glenis Dyer
Wednesday 13th May ‘Restoration of the Capability Landscape/Gardens.’ A talk by Head Gardener at Stowe, Barry Smith.
Wednesday 10th June DAY VISIT to The Old Rectory, Sudborough. Returning via the Bell Plantation Garden Centre.
Wednesday 8th July EVENING VISIT to Primrose Garden, Steeple Aston. 6.30pm. Self drive.
Saturday 22nd August FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW
Wednesday 9th September AFTERNOON VISIT to Nicholson’s Nursery, North Aston. To include tour of Production Nursery and looking at small ornamental trees.  Self drive.
Wednesday 14th October ‘Sensory Gardens’. A talk by Christine Vick from the National Herb Centre
Wednesday 11th November AGM with Entertainment

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