Due to Covid-19 restrictions all future face to face events are cancelled. However, we are meeting via Zoom on our usual 2nd Thursday of the month so please contact our secretary if you have not received an invite.  We have also started a Whatsapp group so please send me your mobile number if you wish to be included (see Home page for my contact link)

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.

 

 amberley plant club banner

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

 

TALKS

We have had a wonderful series of lectures from experts and passionate plantspeople:

 

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

16 Apr

Zoom meeting - what have we been up to in our gardens

14 May

Zoom meeting

10 Sep

A Brief History and Restoration of The Old Priory at Woodchester - Jeremy Hill

8 Oct

Autumn colour and interest in the garden - 

Duncan Coombs

12 Nov

Management of Minchinhampton commons –

 NT (TBC)

10 Dec

A Christmas celebration

 

 

PLANT SALES

Plant sale 25th April 9.30-12.30 with book sale in Parish rooms. CANCELLED

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.

 

 

VISITS

 

 

Upcoming trips include:

 CANCELLED

Woodchester vineyard 14 May 

Slimbridge WWT Wetland Tour AM, Land Rover safari PM 4 June,

The Laskett gardens and Church Cottage nr Ross on Wye  9 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.

 

And don't forget the Garden Safari on the evening of Thursday, 18th June, in Amberley - members only. A tour around 4 village gardens followed by a bring and share supper. POSTPONED

 

 

PREVIOUS YEARS:

 

2019

 

- 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

 

Visits:

 

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

Given the current situation, it is impossible to distribute the Parish magazine.
All magazine content is now online under the 'Magazine' heading on the Amberley church website here.

 This includes not only all the latest news and articles (updated as they come in rather than just once a month) but also the complete set of  many past series of articles such as 'Meet your Neighbour' and Recipes.


The Public Consultation regarding the changes to the church for the Amberley Shop in the Common are available here

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