Plant Fair – 5th May 2019
Plant Fair – 6th May 2019
Plant Sales Chippenham – March – June 2019
A local nursery based near Sutton Benger, Chippenham: We run the Plant Sales Chippenham every weekend from March to June and are open at our nursery Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 – 1pm. We grow a substantial amount of Vegetable and fruit plants including Brassicas, Leeks, Onions, Beans, Peas, Carrots, Parsnips, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Peppers, Aubergine, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Strawberries & Herbs.
Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon – open garden – 19th May 2019
On Sunday 19th May 2019 Belcombe Court Bradford on Avon is opening its garden gates in aid of The British Red Cross. As some of you may know this garden is rarely open to the public so somewhat of a hidden gem.
It was originally built in 1734 by John Wood the Elder, who was known for designing many of the finest buildings in Bath, such as The Circus and the North and South Parades.
The garden is registered by English Heritage as being of special historic interest.
Developed in the 18th Century in neo-classical ‘Picturesque’ style, the gardens and parkland contain the original features of a grotto, rotunda and a ruined ‘temple’, constructed during the same period as those at Stourhead.
We will have plant stalls including Marcel’s climbers, Monica Ashman’s Wild Thyme cottage plants and other exciting stalls plus live music.
Plus homemade cakes, teas and coffees.
Entrance fee is £7.50 per person under 16’s free with all procedures being donated to The British Red Cross.
Sunday 19th May 2019 12 noon to 4 pm
Bradford on Avon
Ashton under Hill Open Gardens – 8th and 9th June 2019
A wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the shadow of Bredon Hill. We expect to have at least 24 gardens open for you to see on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2018, from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day. Visit our website for more information: www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk
National Garden Scheme – open gardens
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
FREE Composter looking for a new home (posted November 2018)
One of our members is looking to re-home a currently empty composter free of charge. You can collect it from Pewsham or at Cricketts Lane allotment at a mutually convenient time. Contact Charlotte at 01249 657166.