Gardening Club Programme of Events

2019 Programme

January and February:  (No meeting)

Monday 4 March: 7:30pm to 9:30om AGM

Monday 1 April:  7:30pm to 9:30om “Square Meter Gardening” by Claire Hart.

Monday 13 May: 7:30pm to 9:30pm “Dowsing” by Keith Harmon.

Monday 10 June: 7:30pm to 8:30pm Plant Sale

Saturday 29 June: South Marston Fete @ 2pm.

Monday 1 July: Members only BBQ

Friday 16 August: 7pm to 8:30pm. Set up and Registration for the Annual Flower and Produce Show.

Saturday 17 August: Annual Flower and Produce Show (refer to schedule for classes).

Monday 2 September:  7:30pm to 9:30om “Autumn Colour” by Pete and Bob Biggs of Wanborough Herb Nursery.

Monday 7 October: 7:30pm to 9:30om “Luscious Lawns – Lawn Care for Perfect Lawns” by Geoff Hodge

Monday 11 November:  7:30pm to 9:30om Workshop – Make a Bug Hotel

Monday 2 December:  7:30pm to 9:30om Social Evening – All to bring a dish to share

2018 Programme

Monday 5 March: “AGM” followed by Pennard Plant of Somerset. Bringing along their collection of Heritage and Heirloom Seeds and Plants available to purchase at the end of the evening.

Monday 9 April:  Speaker: Stuart Mabbutt – Wildman Environmental Learning of Oxford Talk Title: Wildlife in Everyday Gardens

Monday 14 May: Speaker:  Pete and Bob Biggs of Wanborough Talk Title: Culinary Herbs and their Uses

Monday 11 June: Plant Sale Time: 7:30pm to 9pm

Monday 2 July: Members BBQ Time: 7pm till 9pm Where: Catsbrain Farm

Saturday 7 July: South Marston Fete (Gardening Club have a stall selling Plants, Produce and Cakes) Time: 2pm to 5pm Where: South Marston Playing Field

Sunday 29 July: Open Garden Event Time: 2pm – 5pm Where: South Marston Village

Friday 17 August: Registration for the Annual Flower and Produce Show (Gardening Club Members, South Marston Allotment holders and South Marston Residents only). Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Saturday 18 August: Annual Flower and Produce Show (see above). Time: Refer to schedule (available from Mike New or Angela Newton)

Monday 3 September:  Speaker: Paul Green of Newent, Gloucestershire Talk Title: It’s Not All about Flowers – Foliage and Stem Interest

 Monday 1 October: Speaker: Geoff Hodge of Peterborough Talk Title:  Bugs & Garden Plagues – Pest & Disease Control

 Monday 12 November:  Workshop – Floral Display

 Monday 3 December:  Social Evening

The above to be held in South Marston Village Hall @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm unless otherwise stated.

£3 entry fee on the door or £12 full membership.

A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake as well as an optional raffle.

 For more information, please contact Mike New on 827807 / 07999914751 or

Angela Newton on 832034 / 07789068340 /

2017 Programme

January – No meeting

February – No meeting

Monday 6 March, 7:30pm, Village Hall – AGM, followed by a Quiz, Raffle, Drinks and Nibbles.

Monday 3 April, 7:30pm, Village Hall – Speakers Jenny and Chris Yarrow “Preparing Cakes, Bakes and Preserves for a Produce Show”.

Monday 15 May, 7:30pm – Speaker, Richard Cripps “Gardening for Wildlife”. Please note the date change and a change to the speaker from the original programme.

Monday 12 June, 7:30pm – Plant Sale. Plants and Flowers grown and nurtured by Gardening Club Members.

Monday 3 July, 7pm – Gardening Club Members Annual BBQ.

Monday 8 July, 2pm – South Marston Village Fete. The Gardening Club have a stall selling Plants, Flowers and Cakes. Donations for the stall very welcome. Please hand in donations on the morning of the fete.

Sunday 30 July, South Marston Village Open Garden

Saturday 19 August, Annual Flower and Produce Show. Schedule available March 2017.

Monday 4 September, 7:30pm – Speakers Bob and Pete Biggs of Wanborough Herb Nursery. “Seasonal Herbs”. They bring along a large selection of their herbs which will be on sale at the end of the evening at £2 each.

Monday 9 October, 7:30pm – Speaker Geoff Hudson “Orchids”

Monday 6 November, 7:30pm – Hands-on workshop “Christmas Decoration”

Monday 4 December, 7:30pm – Social Evening, Quiz followed by Drinks and Nibbles.

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