Bretforton Garden Club

 

Bretforton Garden Club committee is really looking

forward to seeing you at the first 2021 meeting on Wednesday, 1st September at 7.30pm in

Honeybourne Village Hall.

Address: Harvest Close, Honeybourne. WR11 7RH

 

Please note the dates of the meetings that are, for the present, going to be held on the first WEDNESDAY

of each month. New members are always

welcome to come to the meetings.

 

 

1 September 2021      Cathy Smith – What is the future of Gardening 

 

6 October 2021           Robin Pearce – Create a Prairie Garden in your own back yard   

 

3 November 2021      Gail Plant – Winter Scent 

 

1 December 2021       Reg Mole – An Evening with Reg Mole 

 

For those of you who aren’t on holiday in the

next week or two, we’ve found some gardens in

the area that you might like to visit.

See their websites for further information.

 

· Offenham Gardens

Main Street

Offenham WR11 8QD

Approaching Offenham on B4510 from Evesham, L into village signed Offenham & ferry ¾m. Follow the

road round into village. Parking in Village Hall car park opp Church. Walk to gardens from car park. Follow

signs to gardens. Offenham is a picturesque village in the heart of the Vale of Evesham, with thatched cottages and

traditional maypole. Three interesting & attractive gardens of diverse styles including Langdale a Daily Mail

2019 National Garden Competition Finalist. Broadway View has a formal front garden. In the rear courtyard garden peaceful water features together with lush big leaf plants, olives and lemon trees make for a very tranquil space. With a mature walnut tree Dechmont features box topiary, conifers, shrubs and

acers, colour from bulbs, perennials, annuals, clematis and roses set within curved borders. Langdale is a plant lover’s garden designed for all year-round interest. Surrounding a tranquil rill & pergola are garden rooms in a variety of styles including cottage, woodland, naturalistic and exotic, with many unusual plants. Next opening:

Saturday 7 th  August 11am - 5pm

Sunday 8 th August 11am – 5pm

Admission:Adult: £5.00

Refreshments: Home-made teas. Light savoury snacks, strawberries & cream and alcohol free Pimms.

 

· Kiftsgate Court

Chipping Campden,GloucestershireGL55 6LN

Magnificent situation and views, many unusual plants and shrubs, tree peonies, hydrangeas, abutilons,

species and old-fashioned roses including the largest rose in England, Rosa filipes Kiftsgate.

 

Owners: Mr & Mrs J G Chambers

info@kiftsgate.co.uk  01386 438777

http://www.kiftsgate.co.uk

Next opening:  Monday 9 th  August 2pm - 6pm

Pre-booking available

Adult Entry £9.50 In ‘2 FOR 1’ Scheme

Refreshments: Cream Teas

 

· Wellesbourne Allotments

Kineton Road  Wellesbourne  Warwick   CV35 9NE

5m E of Stratford-upon-Avon.

On LH-side of Kineton Rd (B4086) E of Wellesbourne, 400 metres from shops in precinct.

Follow the history of Wellesbourne Allotments dating from 1838 and discover the importance of the  Joseph Arch story featured in BBC’s Countryfile. Find out how allotments contribute to wellbeing today and can help people living with dementia. Impressive vegetables, delicious fruits and beautiful flowers abound  on the site offering interest to novice and experienced gardeners of all ages.  Features and Attractions

A large, lush and lovely rural site growing a huge range of crops. Meet enthusiastic gardeners and sample delicious home-made teas. Plants and produce for sale, scarecrows, children's questionnaire, bee-keepers  tent, a landscaped dementia-friendly plot, music, stalls, vintage ice cream.

http://www.wellesbourneallotments.co.uk

Next Opening:   Sunday 1 st  August 2pm - 5pm

Pre-booking available Admission £4.00

Refreshments: Home-made teas and vintage icecream

 

· Stowell Park

Northleach  Cheltenham

Gloucestershire GL54 3LE

8m NE of Cirencester. Off Fosseway A429 2m SW of Northleach. Approx. 35 mins. drive from Bretforton

Magnificent lawned terraces with stunning views over Coln Valley. Fine collection of old-fashioned roses

and herbaceous plants, pleached lime approach to C14 house (not open). 2 large walled gardens containing

vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and range of greenhouses inc vinery, peach and orchid houses. Long rose

pergola and wide, plant filled borders. Fountain garden and water features. Open continuously for over 50 years.

Church open.

Owners: The Lord & Lady Vestey

Tel. 01285 720247

Next openings:

Sunday 18 th  July 11am - 5pm Pop-up opening

Sunday 8 th  August 11am - 5pm Pop-up opening

Entry £6.00

Station Road Nurseries at Blackminster have a wonderful quality range of plants and shrubs available.

I visited them today and they told me that they are setting up a delivery service for those of us who are self isolating.

Their email : angie.tolkien@yahoo.co.uk  and they would be pleased to hear from you.

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GARDENING BUSINESSES

 AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

VALE GARDENS, also at Blackminster, will deliver free within a 20 mile radius and carry a wide range of composts, tools, fertilisers, seeds and Garden chemicals. See the website for details, www.valegardens.co.uk  and order and pay by telephone 01386 831000.   They also offer a discount to Garden Club Members.

For more information about the club,

contact Digger Brodrick (Secretary)

 

Email:  contact@bretforton-gardenclub.co.uk