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 2018. For more details go to the Community Calendar in ‘Get Involved’
Wednesday 10th  January Evolution of Pettifers Garden.  A Talk by Virginia Price
Wednesday 14th February Developing a Hillside Garden (and seed swap).  A Talk by Anthea Cowley
Wednesday 14th March Day visit to John’s Garden and Ashwood Nurseries
Wednesday 11th April Delphiniums.  A talk by Graham Austin
Wednesday 9th May ‘The Library Garden’ at Avondale Nursery.  A talk by Brian Ellis
Wednesday 13th June Day Visit to Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire
Wednesday 11th July Evening visit to Pettifers Garden, Lower Wardington. Glass of wine included.  Cost £10
Saturday 18th August FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW
Wednesday 12th September Planting Combinations with Grasses.  A talk by Peter Richardson
Wednesday 10th October Ghastly Gardening – Horticulture’s Horrible History.  A talk by Michael Brown
Wednesday 14th November AGM with Entertainment

 


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