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