Bridewell Open Weekend 29 & 20 September

We’re delighted to open to visitors this year, to share what we’ve achieved at the gardens thanks to your support and that of our local community, and the dedication of our staff and volunteers. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Use the links...

Membership fees for 2021

As our 2020 programme has been severely curtailed the committee reviewed the financial position of the Gardening Club. It was decided that this was strong enough to allow existing memberships to be extended to the end of 2021 without any further fees. 2021 membership...

Update on events

Well, Stonesfield is definitely gardening, as you can see from the very attractive plots in the village, and the productive allotments too. We are also fortunate in that we all know our neighbours well enough to chat and swap experiences over the garden wall. We can...

April Plant Sale… with a difference

The Gardening Club held its plant sale under very different conditions this year. There was huge pent-up demand in the village, especially for vegetables as well as for bedding plants to decorate the War Memorial. However, due to social-distancing requirements, we...

Being a 21st Century Gardener

Our March 9th meeting was an interesting and entertaining talk from Timothy Walker entitled ‘How to be a 21st Century Gardener’. Timothy stressed how important the soil in our gardens is, but that we cannot change, only improve, it and that the best way to do this is...

February AGM & talk

Our February meeting started with the Annual General Meeting which was attended by more than 30 of our 50 members. The treasurer outlined our financial position (attached), which is good enough for us to make a substantial donation to the Stonesfield Scouts for their...

Volunteering at Aston Pottery

Here at Aston Pottery we enjoy welcoming hundreds of visitors, who many of form several Gardening Groups across Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The gardens are free for all the public to enjoy, and feature some of the most innovative planting done in Britain today. A...

The end of another successful year

The Gardening Club gathered on December 9th at the St James’ Centre to celebrate the end of another successful year with the Quiz and Social evening. Gill Barrett organised an excellent quiz which got people thinking. With lots of food and mulled wine to feed...

The seasons at Waterperry

Rob Jacobs spoke to the Gardening Club on November 11. His targets for the talk were that we would learn about the history of Waterperry and its business, understand more about horticulture, the seasons at Waterperry and some of the characters to be found there. Rob’s...

Meeting Chrissie’s owls

October’s meeting was a real treat, with Chrissie Harper from the village’s ‘Chrissie’s Owls’ talking to us about her bird sanctuary charity. She brought with her two delightful animals. A barn owl who flew silently across the room to collect her supper and swallow it...