Meetings & Visits

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2020

Indoor meetings are held in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Church Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NT,               on the first Wednesday of the month and start at 7.30pm.

Outdoor visits start at 7pm, unless otherwise stated.

Members £1, visitors £3.

February 5th   Encouraging Regenerative Farming & Growing Practices

Ian Wilkinson of Cotswold Seeds will explain the conservation methods they are using to manage Honeydale Farm, which we visited last summer

March 4th     Ancient Woodlands in Gloucestershire

John Heathcott, who is a Cotswold Warden, will tell us about ancient woodlands and why they are important

April 1st   Visit to Truleaf Microgreens, Wigginton

Chris & James grow a selection of micro shoots, which contain up to 40 times the nutrients of the fully grown vegetables, powered by an anaerobic digester and sold in compostable packaging

May 6th   Visit to Foxholes Nature Reserve, Lyneham

Come for a walk in the bluebell wood managed by BBOWT

June 3rd   Visit to members garden in Condicote, Stow-on-the-Wold

Come to see Caroline’s garden, plus her neighbour’s garden with sculptures

July 1st   Visit to Stonesfield Common, near Charlbury

A guided tour of the meadows of this SSSI, with Craig Blackwell

August 5th  Visit to a members garden in Chipping Norton

A visit to Heather’s garden with fruit trees, veg beds, pond and flower borders in a compact area

September 2nd    Visit to  Bridewell Gardens, near Charlbury

A return visit to this popular therapy garden specifically to visit and learn about their vineyard

October 7th  Our Local Weather Conditions

A group discussion on how our weather has changed over the years led by weather recorder David Morton

Preceded by a short AGM.

November 4th  Hidden Gems: Secret Gardens to Visit in the UK

Andrew Tolman, a professional gardener who specialises in garden restoration, will tell us of less well known gardens, their owners, the houses and the plants found within them

December 2nd     

Our eating meeting to round off the year. Free entry to those who bring some food to share. Plus opportunity to swap spare seeds.