This evening 11 May we have a talk on Clematis plants with plant specimens to sample and buy given by Andrew Jeanes. Meet 7.30 for 8pm at Amberley Parish room under the Church.

And this Saturday 13 May we have our annual plant sale plus bric a brac table and tea/coffee by Amberley shop on the common. Its 9.30am-12.30pm and is on the school green nearest the church

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 non-member drop in guests always welcome.


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Officers and Committee Members

Chairman - Christopher Bailey

Secretary -  Gill Edgell - membership

Treasurer - Matthew Jackson 


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











 Speakers Jan 2023 to Dec 2023



12 Jan

Innovation, Automation - how your garden and house plants are produced in the 21st century including a look at some brand new introductions – Ian Sadler

9 Feb

AGM 7.45-8.0 followed by:

Question time and Quiz

9 Mar

Adapting to climate change for gardeners - Sally Oates, Tetbury

13 Apr

Beyond the Garden Gate’ - my guide to Cotswold Gardens - Mandy Bradshaw

11 May

Clematis plants with plant specimens to sample and buy – Andrew Jeanes

14 Sep

A Forest walk from your armchair - See the best of the Forest and Wye Valley without a long slog - Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guides

12 Oct

Peat free compost – Thorold Cox

9 Nov

Vanessa Berridge - work of the National Garden Scheme in Gloucestershire

14 Dec

A Christmas Social - Bring and share plate of finger food



Plant sale 13 May 10.30-13.00 - 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. Plus tea/coffee and cakes by Amberley shop on the common and bric a brac for Stroud Womens refuge.


Garden Visits


Thursday 29th June to Monks Spout Cottage, Longhope GL17 0NN, lunch at Leaf Creative Nursery and Garden Centre and then Westbury Court Garden (NT).

Wednesday 12th July,  Sezincote (Moreton-in Marsh) by 11.00-11.15 am with a house visit booking  for 12,30-1.00pm.  Lunch at Kiftsgate (Chipping Camden) followed by garden. We need to prebook and pay for these so this Thursday at the evening meeting let me know who would like to come.

Wednesday 9th August to Iford Manor ( Cafe is open at 10 and gardens at 11) with lunch in their new café and then Special Plants for a tour and look around the nursery with tea. Iford manor you need to pre-book yourselves and Gardeners World magazine had a 2 for 1 entry offer to various gardens if you still have a copy.


All start at Amberley war memorial to arrange car share and pay - check with club for time at memorial.


Annual Garden Safari  15 June - members only. A trip to the hidden garden at the museum in the park, Stroud.


Mugs in the garden - informal coffee mornings/afternoons in members gardens - see emails from chairman





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

14 Apr

Plants of the season - Paul Green of Green’s Leaves nursery Newent. An all-round talk showcasing what is looking good. Merits / vices of the plants, propagation, pruning & best use in garden. No Power Point, just lots of real plants in pots you can purchase afterwards.

5 May

An evening walk on the common with Richard Evans of the National Trust – 5.30pm


8 Sep

Garden question time with Reg Moule. Reg is a regular BBC local and national radio contributor. He will talk for about 15 min on his life experiences and then open up for Q&A

13 Oct

Landscape design in China plus a little on UK garden design - Jonathan King, over 20 years' experience as a Chartered Landscape Architect working in the UK, the Channel Islands, Malaysia and China

10 Nov

New plants from old – practical demonstration of dividing and potting on with David Cropp, Martley, Worcs. Offspring available after demo.

8 Dec

A Christmas Social - Bring and share plate of finger food


New activity, mugs in the garden:




Thursday 19th May @ 11.00am   Daglingworth House £10.00 per head including tea coffee on arrival and garden tour.
				    @2.00pm  	Cerney House Garden, £10.00 per head including tea

Wednesday 22nd June @ 10.30am  Oak House near Winchcombe  £7.00 including tea coffee biscuit on arrival 
					@2.00pm Green Bough  £7.00 entrance including afternoon tea, also plants for sale.

Thursday 28th July   @  10.30am  Bourton House Garden  entrance £7.00.  Lunch available in cafe.
					2.00pm   Upton Wold  entrance £14.00

 Plus members gadren safari eveing in June and Plant sale in April.




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

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



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


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