On 9 December we are having a Christmas celebration starting off with complementary mulled wine and other drinks plus mince pies and cheese straws at 7.30. This is followed at 7.45 with a demonstration of Christmas wreath making by Gemma Carter of Coaley. At around 8pm we then  have an hour or so to either make Christmas wreaths, use rubber stamps to make Christmas cards and tags or decorate fir cones.


We are a lively and entertaining group of local gardeners. We usually meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Sep to May) in the Amberley parish rooms (under the Church) for a glass of wine and a chat before an 8pm start. Whilst in the Summer months we have  various trips to gardens and shows.  New members or drop in guests always welcome.


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Officers and Committee Members

Chairman - Christopher Bailey

Secretary - TBA at Feb 2022 AGM

Treasurer - Matthew Jackson 


Annual Subscription Rate £15 per person, £25 per couple. Guests welcome for £4 per person

NOTE: no fees for 2021










 Speakers Sep 2021 to May 2022


8 Sep

Too Many Plants, Too Little Space –

Bob Brown, Cotswold Garden Flowers

14 Oct

Barks, stems and evergreens for the winter garden, plus a little on winter beauties and spring bulbs- 

Duncan Coombs, Pershore

11 Nov

A Brief History and Restoration of The Old Priory at Woodchester –

Jeremy Hill

9 Dec

A Christmas celebration - making Christmas decorations for your tree plus mince pies etc


13 Jan

From Cadfael to Caroline: herbal medicine, past and present -

Caroline Sheldrick of Stroud. Member of National Institute of Medical Herbalists

10 Feb

AGM 7.45-8.0 followed by:

Question time and Quiz

10 Mar

Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Gardens. A visual tour 10 gardens –

Richard Harvey of Brockworth, Garden Media Guild and Professional Photography Institute

19 Apr

Thorold Cox from Nailsworth Rotary to come and talk about his work with Peat Free Composts - a Joint meeting with Box gardening club at Box village hall

12 May






Plant sale April 10.00-14.00 - on Amberley school green opposite the Amberley Inn. 

Many plants are donated by the members for these sales and local garden centres. Gardens in the area are now benefiting from that rare bargain or a plant from someone elses garden and money raised helps to fund our speakers during the year.




Slimbridge WWT Wetland Tour AM, Land Rover safari PM - June,

The Laskett gardens and Church Cottage nr Ross on Wye  - July

2022 TBA


Contact Andy Marsden on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and bookings of the visits.


Annual Garden Safari  June - members only. A tour around village gardens 






Despite Covid-19 restrictions coming in during the year we still managed a few face to face meetings supplemented by Zoom meetings:

9 Jan

Containers for all year interest including bulbs –

Jenny Bailey

13 Feb

AGM 7.45-8.0 followed by:

Photos in and around the common plus a few farther afield - Steve Hurrell

12 Mar

Medicinal herbs in your garden - Caroline Sheldrick

   Rest via Zoom

16 Apr 14 May, 11 June., 16 July, 13 Aug

10 Sep

12 Nov

Zoom meetings - what have we been up to in our gardens and discussion on previous months WhatsApp activity


8 Oct

Via Zoom: Autumn colour and interest in the garden - 

Duncan Coombs


10 Dec

Via Zoom: A Christmas Quiz


Plant sale 25th April: CANCELLED


12 August - Woodchester Valley Gardens, Nailsworth. 2pm, members only

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24 September - Museum in the Park, Stroud.


Annual Garden Safari with a difference held over 4 days of 18-21 June - members only. A tour around 7 village gardens (pre-booked hourly slots)



- January: saw a talk from the Cotswold Canals Trust

- February: our AGM and photo competition

- Mach: a fascinating talk on the ancient post of the Hayward Mark Dawkins who looks after the beasts on our common

- April: a joint meeting with Box garden club to hear from Nick Macer the plant collector on global plants for local gardens

- May: the 2 Sues with a walk on the Common followed talk on the flora and fauna of the surrounding area.

- September: Bees and things by Dr Brian Bertram

- October: Colour throughout the year by nurseryman Alan Down (joint with Box garden club at Amberley)

- November: Mistletoe, fact myth and legend by Dr Michael Jones




13th June: Wortley house, Wooton under Edge

4th July: Oxlease farm and Eastleach house, Eastleach



Garden Safari on the evening of Thursday, 20th June, in Amberley


garden club visit to eastleach hse 2019