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...

Growing under cover

The Gardening Club’s autumn season kicked off on Monday 9th September with a talk by Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre and Nurseries, where he has worked for over 17 years. Chris’ topic was ‘Growing under cover’ which he illustrated with pictures and plants. He...

10th Anniversary celebration

On 23rd July Stonesfield Gardening Club committee members, past and present, gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gardening Club. Not everyone was able to make it but overall it was a good turnout. The sun shone as past events were discussed. There have...

July village walk

On Monday 8th July over forty members of Stonesfield Gardening Club gathered outside the village shop to start their exploration of four of the Open Gardens venues. It was a warm, dry evening as we processed round the village. There was lots to admire and many ‘plant...

Successful Open Gardens

Sunday June 30th arrived and so did the sun. It was a glorious day for Stonefield Open Gardens, sunny but without the baking heat of the day before. Over 200 people took advantage of the summer weather and explored the selection of eleven gardens that were open for...

Open Gardens on 30th June

June is traditionally the month when many villages open their gardens to curious members of the public and Stonesfield is no exception. Every two years the committee of the Gardening Club manage to persuade some of the keen gardeners in the village to let us have a...

Miserden visit

June 18th found members of the Gardening Club in Gloucestershire, exploring the gardens of Miserden. After a short introduction from Alison we were able to wander as the mood took us. For a change the rain held off enough for us to see this Gloucestershire gem. The 9...

Burford Open Gardens 8th & 9th June

The biennial Burford Festival is about to start in 10 days time, and on the opening weekend we open the Burford gardens (8th & 9th June from 1 – 5pm) and have 24 gardens open this time. You may have seen some of them – but there are others you have not...