Events 2018

Our 2018 Season

EVENTS  – download copy here
(suggestions to Janet Barnett, Secretary)
OUTINGSdownload copy here
(2019 Season – advance notice here)


11 January – ‘Conservatory and House Plants’ by Phil Aubury, former Director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will give us a survival guide. New Year cheer with mulled wine and mince pies

8 February –  ‘Easy Care Garden Plants’ by Simon Gulliver, a gardens consultant with the National Trust.

8 March – ‘Extracts from the Head Gardener’s Journal’ by
Harry Green, head gardener at Morton Hall, will give us plus some practical tips on gardening techniques used at Morton Hall.

10 March – The Annual Supper, Barnt Green Cricket Club 6.30 for 7pm, Fully Booked.
To join the waiting list please contact Janet Barnett 01527 67226 or

12 April – ‘Gardening with and for Wildlife’ by Victoria Logue, who started her own Nursery in the Cotswolds. She is also an enthusiastic beekeeper.

10 May – ‘Montana and beyond – the World of Clematis and what they can do for your Garden’ by Helen Picton from Picton’s Nursery make a welcome return with some great ideas.

1 September – Main Fruit, Flower, Vegetable & Produce Show
Prizes presented by David Morgan, Worcestershire County Organiser RHS National Garden Scheme.
Due to the long hot spell everyone’s gardens are suffering so please do your best with entries in the Flower and Produce sections. However, if you are struggling, do try to enter the Domestic, Floral Art, Photographic and Arts and Crafts sections to make it a really good show.

Only 30p per entry to be registered Thursday 30 August 7-8pm Rowney Green Village Hall or 01527 69399.

Saturday 1 September: Exhibits to be set up in the hall 8.30-11am
Show open to the public at 3pm, FREE entry. Raffle and teas with delicious homemade cakes available.
Download your show programme and entry form here.

13 September – ‘ A Year in the Gardens at Wisley’
by Jamie Butterworth.

At the age of 16 Jamie
was a finalist in BBC’s
Young Gardener of the Year award.

He went on to study at Wisley
for two years and will give us
his insight.

11 October – ‘The Wonders of Westonbirt’ by Pauline Thomas
Please note:
this is a change to the advertised subject and speaker

8 November – A.G.M. with Cheese and Wine

13 December – Winter in Bloom with Samantha and Nigel Hopes. Young plant enthusiasts who have worked at Ashwood Nursery, Wisley and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens prior to setting up their own nursery in Halesowen. Plus, ‘Hello Christmas‘ with mulled wine and mince pies?

Outings :

Early March – Bourdon Hill Nursery – Postponed until 2019 an opportunity to see how modern technology is used in the production of wholesale plants. It’s about 1½ hour tour round the glasshouses so one needs to be reasonably fit!

26 April – Little Malvern Court and Garden, (WR14 4JN) 10.30am own transport : to be there by 10.30. Cost – £12.50 (includes tour of house, look round small but lovely gardens and refreshments).
Contact : Pat Davies 01527 67226

12 May  Thenford Garden and Arboretum, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire – Fully Booked but anything can happen before May so if you are interested please get in touch to join the waiting list. Coach departs Rowney Green Village Hall 12.30 Cost £23
Wonderful day out – see Gallery pictures Here.
Contact: 0121 447 7040

24 May – Glenis Dyer’s garden, Elm Close Garden, Binton Road, Welford on Avon CV37 8PT (next to The Bell pub) 2-4pm own transport. £6 to include tea and cake. Pay on the day but Janet needs names in advance.
Contact : Janet 01527 69399

14 June – David’s and Sarah’s Garden at Martin Hussingtree (WR3 8TB) 7pm own transport (parking in David’s Nursery which is adjacent to the garden 7pm; £8 including refreshments.
Contact : Pat Davies 01527 67226

4 July Moreton Hall Gardens (B96 6SJ) Own transport but please car share wherever possible: To be there for 2pm, (£8 includes introductory talk, stroll round gardens on your own with possibility of talking to the gardeners at work but no refreshments).
For the Head Gardener’s Journal Contact etc. see Here.
Contact: Janet Barnett 01527 69399

18 July – Broughton Grange Gardens and Ball Colegrave Nursery, Nr. Banbury (OX15 5DS) – Coach: departs Rowney Green Village Hall 10.30am, depart for home approx 5.30pm. Cost – Fully Booked.
Contact: Marian Barwell 0121 447 7040/07889 147 861

9 AugustAshwoods Nursery (DY6 0AE) 2pm guided tour of John’s garden, own transport £6.50pp (can be paid on the day) assemble 1.45pm in car park front of the cafe & gift shop.
Contact & names to: Jenny Harper 01527 543090