After 18 months we have our first face to face meeting on Wednesday 8 September in the Amberley Parish rooms (below church, opposite school and the Amberley Inn).


The speaker on 8 September will be the entertaining Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Plants of Evesham where he will talk on 'too many plants, too little space' plus he will bring some plants for sale. Meet as usual at 7.30 for drinks (wine/soft drinks) and speaker at 8pm. Non members always welcome.

From October we are back to our usual 2nd Thursday of the month in the Parish rooms starting with Duncan Coombs on "Barks. stems and evergreens for the winter garden", plus a little  on winter beauties and spring bulbs for Thursday 14 October 2021.


Dont forget we still have an active Whatsapp group so please send our secretary your mobile number if you wish to be included.


We are a lively and entertaining group of local gardeners. We usually meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Amberley parish rooms (under the Church) 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 - Ian Simpson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Treasurer - Matthew Jackson 


The Gardening Club meets in the Parish Room on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm for a glass of wine and a chat before an 8pm start. For further information, please contact the Secretary.

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

NOTE: no fees for 2021






 Planned for 2021:




8 Sep

Bob Brown, 'too many plants, too little space'

14 Oct

Duncan Coombs, 'Barks. stems and evergreens for the winter garden", plus a little  on winter beauties and spring bulbs'

11 Nov

Jeremy Hill, 'A brief history and restoration of the Old Priory at Woodchester

 9 Dec

 A Christmas Celebration




Plant sale 24th 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


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