Gardeners’ Question Time and Spring Social get together

A most enjoyable and informative event at which our 3 knowledgeable guests answered all manner of gardening questions asked by our inquisitive members. Chairman Ted Perren, Ros Holten and Brian Madders, with a wide spread of expertise and many years of experience between them, dealt expertly with all the puzzles posed and indeed ran out of time before all our many topics were covered. Here are just some of the valuable tips and tricks given in answer to the wide ...

“Dahlias” by Nick Gilbert

Nick Gilbert’s talk (Tuesday 14th February 2017), beautifully illustrated with colourful pictures throughout, was well attended and much appreciated by our membership. It was especially pleasing to see a mix of old friends, new members and visitors… some from further afield than our 2 villages. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Nick Gilbert tends D. ‘Chimborazo’. Photograph: Sarah Cuttle (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/21/gardens-give-dahlias-a-chance)[/caption] Nick began by explaining that having taken an interest in dahlias as a child he was inspired to grow them ...

Name that Garden!

Bill Shepley took these wonderful photos in 2015 and they were on the short list for inclusion in the 2015 Woodgreen Shop Calendar. Can you remember where they are? Is it Waterperry or West Dean? [gallery size="medium" link="file" ...

How to Join

If you want to join us, please click here. Annual subscriptions remain at the extremely reasonable price of £5.00 per member. Entry to any of our talks costs £2.00 for non-members. If you want to learn more about us, please email Don, our treasurer or David, our chairman....

Stourhead

Stourhead in Autumn © 2016 Bill Shepley Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ...

Trip to Knoll Gardens and Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey and Knoll Gardens 14th September 2016 Planted with thousands of our own grasses and flowering perennials, Knoll Gardens is renowned for its naturalistic style. Constantly evolving, the garden also provides a living workshop for our award-winning nursery as we showcase our ‘right plant right place’ principles to glorious effect. With year round interest it’s the perfect place in which to discover how our plants can bring the wow factor to your own garden. New visitors to our four-acre ...