Please find below the Garden Club programme for 23/24. Anyone wishing to join the club would be most welcome, the annual subscription is currently £10 p.p. And £15 for a family. As you will see from the programme, generally we meet in the Village Hall 1st Tuesday of every month, during the winter, with a guest speaker and during the summer months we have visits to various gardens, some of which you can only access through Garden Clubs. The Garden club membership also gives deductions from various garden centres & nurseries.

For further information please contact:-
Chairman – Richard Preston, Tel. 01869 340512
Secretary – Chris Clarke, Tel. 01869 347192
Treasurer – Chris Cooper, 01869 347173



WEDNESDAY 31st May 2023 @6.30pm

VISIT to Sue Bedwell Garden ‘Monks Head’

Bletchingdon,OX5 3DH. £8 p.p. to include refreshments

“A garden evolving all the time becoming more of a wildlife garden

THURSDAY 22nd June 2023 @ 6.30pm

VISIT to ‘Dean Manor’ Dean, Chipping Norton,OX73LD

by courtesy of Mr & Mrs Johnny Hornby.

“An English country garden of about 6 acres,creating a number of different rooms”

A spectacular new kitchen and cutting garden designed by Frances Rasch complete with new large glasshouse is currently in development. £10 p.p. to include wine & nibbles.

THURSDAY 20th July 2023 @3pm

VISIT to Fir Farm, Lower Swell, GL54 1LH. Tour by Jonathon Heath,Head Gardener.

“An 800 acre organic mixed farm,managing the land in harmony with nature”

(Jonathon was our speaker in February this year) £5 p.p. to include refreshments.

WEDNESDAY 16th August 2023, a guided tour @ 2.30pm @ ASTON POTTERY

Kingsway Farm,Bampton Rd, Bampton, OX18 2BT.

If lunch is required beforehand we need to give numbers to the cafe direct, costs for lunch approx. £8.95 – £11.95.Tour £6.95 p.p. Lasting one & quarter hours.

WEDNESDAY 13th September 2023 @ 5pm

VISIT to Barton Abbey, Steeple Barton. A tour of the garden by Tom Bartlett,Head Gardener.

Maximum numbers 20, no photographs of the house please. As the numbers are limited we need to take the first 20 members who have paid. £10 p.p. to include refreshments.

TUESDAY 3rd October @ Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm

Speaker: Alan Clark “Extreme Allotmenteering” A very exciting and entertaining talk by a man with nine allotments!

TUESDAY 7th November @ Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm

Speaker: Paul Williams “Digging Deeper” A bit of soft science looking at what goes on inside plants,how they protect themselves from pests and diseases,how soils behave,why plants are variegated and a lot of other ‘stuff’. Not as heavy as it might sound!

TUESDAY 19th December – Garden Club Xmas Lunch @ Middle Aston House. £30 p.p.

Please reserve your place with the £30 by beginning of December.

No meeting January 2024

TUESDAY 6th February 2024 @ Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm

Speaker: Rachel Green talking about the work carried out at Bridewell Gardens in North Leigh.

“Gardening for Mental Health Recovery”

TUESDAY 5th March 2024 @ Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm

Speakers: Stuart (Wildman) Mabbutt & William Mankelow

“Going Wild with Wildlife”

TUESDAY 2nd April 2024 @ Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm

AGM + Speaker: Chris Day,Publicity Manager of Buckingham Garden Centre.

“The all new A-Z of fool-proof year-round Gardening”