What We Do

  • At our monthly meetings, we have speakers who give presentations on many different topics related to gardening and the natural world. Some of our speakers are commercial growers and bring plants for sale. We also have knowledge sharing sessions, in which we learn from each others’ successes and failures.
  • We usually have a plant and seed swap, as well as a table selling garden sundries at wholesale prices (pots, labels, marker pens, root-trainers, string).
  • Our club members are entitled to a 50% discount off Seed Orders with Kings Seeds, Suttons and Dobies and a 15% discount off bulbs from Farmer Gracy. We often arrange group purchases of bulbs, plug plants, potatoes and so on, benefitting our members with a better price for ordering in quantity.
  • Run workshops on growing from seed, propagation techniques, pruning, and making things like wreaths and insect hotels for example.
  • Have occasional social evenings, such as a Quiz Night, as well as our Garden Party and summer BBQ.
  • Organize visits to nurseries and private and public gardens, often with a guided tour. Some of our outings are all day and include lunch at a restaurant or bringing our own picnic.
  • We make very popular longer trips to visit gardens further afield. This year we will be have a coach trip visiting a number of wonderful gardens in Poitou-Charentes and Périgord over a period of 4 days.
  • Sometimes we hold a little challenge to see who can grow the biggest or best vegetable or plant.
  • You will find our stand at local events such as the Place aux Fleurs and Journée de l’Arbre in Lauzerte, where we may give demonstrations on topics such as planting up containers, to encourage and inspire local residents to brighten up the village, and can give advice on many garden problems.
  • We have designed and maintain a garden at the local Maison de Retraite, La Medièvale Argentée. This is a great opportunity for us to learn more about gardening in the local climate, as well as providing a great source of enjoyment for the residents and staff. Our team of volunteers keep the garden looking its best, with individual contributions usually limited to 1.5 hours, once a month.
  • Members can join our active Facebook group, to ask questions, share information and generally chat about gardening related topics between meetings. We also have a public Facebook page where visitors can find out about our next meeting.
  • We have a library of gardening books and magazines, which members are welcome to borrow. See more about the library.
  • If needed, there is a support scheme where we can offer help to members during times of difficulty, to maintain their garden for a short while when they are unable to, perhaps due to illness or bereavement.

See our 2020 Programme for information on this year’s agenda.