Local Events

Plant fair – Rowde – 15th September 2019


RHS Wisley visit – 8th September 2019

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Corsham Gardeners Society have again kindly invited The Chippenham Society to join them on this visit.
The Wisley Flower Show takes place on the same day and the new Welcome building and landscape (phase one) is scheduled to be open. There is also a restaurant. café, indoor plant centre and shop as well as picnic areas.
As the Corsham Society is a Society affiliated to the RHS they are able to offer free admission so the cost is just £17.00 for the coach fare.  Departure will be at 8.30am from Newlands Road, Corsham, and departure from Wisley will be at 5.00pm.
To book tickets please send a cheque, made out to Corsham Gardeners Society,  to Mrs Maureen Cundict, 9 Ludmead Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9AS by 29th August to include:
Your name and address along with your telephone number
Please confirm the umber of tickets required @ £17.00 each

National Garden Scheme – open gardens

Many gardens in the area are open for viewing. Check the gardens open in August 2019.

MyHarvest project from the University of Sheffield

The MyHarvest project from the University of Sheffield that aims to assess the benefits of growing food in urban areas. Volunteer participants undertake to keep an allotment diary over a 12 month period, recording basic information about activity such as sowing and harvesting, time spent, and so on. A member of the society started a diary on the 22 March 2018, so is approaching completion. The society member shares:

“It has been really interesting to keep a regular record in the folder supplied, and I would encourage others to get involved. I came across the project via the RHS magazine but only recently visited the MyHarvest website which has more detailed information, (including how to get involved). Why not have a look and maybe join in?” www.myharvest.org.uk