Gardening Club

The Gardening Club welcomes all villagers to take part in its programme of events for 2017. We have over 50 members and are always happy to see new ones. You don’t have to be a plant expert in any way! There is something for every level of skill and interest.


Our programme of speakers for 2017 is listed on the right. These events are for everyone, whether a member or not. To help with costs there is a charge from £3 per visitor per talk.


The Committee is now as follows: Mark Rogers (Chairman/Treasurer), Gill Ogle (Membership Secretary), Liz Hughes (Show Secretary), Biddy Hadfield, Beris Hanks, Diana Hayward, Anne Mustardé and Jane Storey.


Annual membership subscription for 2017 is £16 per person, or £26 per family. Please contact Gill Ogle on 01453 839041 to make payment.


If you would like further details about the Gardening Club, contact: Chairman – Mark Rogers – Tel: 01453 833588, Email:

Box Village Show 2017

This will be held on Sunday 10th September.

Programme for 2017

The list below is published so that you can put the dates in your diaries. Further details on each of the talks will be published in due course.


Jan 20th Friday – AGM and Gardeners’ Question Time.


Feb 21st Tuesday – Duncan Coombs – “Yunnan – A Plantsman’s Paradise” Retired horticulturist and modern day plant hunter. You might be inspired to take a holiday!


Mar 21st Tuesday – Peter Holloway – “Fuschias” Hear the President of the Fuschia Society on his specialist subject.


Apr 13th Thursday (Joint talk with Amberley) Katherine Crouch – “New Tricks for Old Gardeners” The BBC ‘Gardener of the Decade’ talks about new styles of gardening, tools and techniques!


May 16th Tuesday – Don Everitt – “Scree and Gravel Gardening” An insight into this appealing form of gardening.


Jun 7th Wednesday – Annual Outing to Bryan’s Ground Private visit to a very special garden on the Welsh Border


July 18th Tuesday – Local afternoon visit to Tormarton Court Informal guided tour with the Head Gardener.


Sept 10th Sunday – Box Village Show


Sept 19th Tuesday – Tim Hancock – “Tortworth Seasonal Plants” A local garden centre owner talks on his favourite subject.


Oct 17th Tuesday – Mandy Bradshaw – “Beyond the Garden Gate” Cheltenham-based gardening  journalist and blogger gives her guide to Cotswold gardens.


Nov 21st Tuesday – Bill Laws – “Plants that changed the course of history” Talk about the top plants from his book ‘The Fifty Plants that changed the Course of History’.


Dec 16th Saturday – Christmas Party