Check this page regularly for information on local events which we think might be of interest.
FREE Composter looking for a new home
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.
Open Gardens Weekend on June 23rd and June 24th
Worton and Marston Gardening Club are arranging an Open Gardens Weekend on June 23rd and 24th. A number of gardens in both villages will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days. The cost is £5 per day or £8 for the weekend. Free for children under 12. Tickets and maps will be available at the Village Hall which is in Worton High Street and at the opening gardens. Refreshments will be available at the church on both afternoons.
All proceeds are going to support Dorothy House, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Village Hall.
Hilmarton Gardening Club – Plant sale and swap and Tricks of the trade talk – Tuesday June 26th
Visit to RHS Rosemoor – 8th July
Rosemoor is an inspirational garden set in the beautiful Torridge Valley and has the finest collection of roses in the south-west with over 2000 plants providing an astonishing fusion of beauty and perfume. Together with this, there is a winter garden, cottage garden, fruit and vegetable garden, cake and much more!
Delicious seasonal menus full of quality local and garden produce are prepared for the Rosemoor Café and traditional Devon cream teas are available in the Wisteria Tea Room. There is a range of gardening accessories and local artisan foods in the shop plus a huge range of high quality plants including many RHS Award of Garden Merit plants.
The Corsham Society has generously advised, as it is affiliated to the RHS, entry to Rosemoor is free, therefore the cost is just for the coach fare. This will be just £17.50 per person including a tip for the driver.
Departure will be at 8:00am from Newlands Road, Corsham and leaving Rosemoor at 5:00pm.
See here for contact and payment details.
2018 One day Gardening Courses
Special Plant nursery offers a selection of one day gardening courses throughout the year such as the course below. For more information visit here.
National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme has various Gardens in Wiltshire and nearby open for visits. Below are some of the upcoming Garden openings. There are lots more gardens available for visit nearby. Download July list by clicking here and August list by clicking here. Also check these garden previews open to visitors in June – here and here.
Make sure to check out Chippenham Garden and Allotment Society’s Hungerdown warden – Phil Canter’s garden and allotment on 29th July at 1.30pm where Phil will be opening his garden and adjacent allotment for viewing.
About Phil’s garden: Very pretty small garden with more than 40 clematis, climbing roses and small fish pond. Curved neat edges packed with colourful herbaceous plants and small trees. 2 patio areas with lush lawn, pagoda and garden arbour.