Events 2019

Our 2019 Season



24 January – ‘Labour Saving Gardening’ by Phil Aubury. Former Director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

14 February –  ‘Trees and Shrubs for a Small Garden’ by Vic Aspland, who will give us his ideas for establishing all season interest.

14 March – ‘Morton Hall’s Parkland Meadow’ by Harry Green, head gardener at Morton Hall.

23 March – The Annual Supper, Barnt Green Cricket Club
– see ‘Outings’ for details.

11 April – ‘A Garden for Bees by Celia Davis, beekeeper and former Chairperson of Warwickshire Beekeepers’ Association.

9 May – ‘Make the most of your pots, baskets, etc’ by Darren Rudge, the laughing gardener.

13 June – ‘Fuchsias for Enjoyment and Showing’ by Arthur and Nancy Philips, who have been growing fuchsias since childhood. Arthur is a past president of the British Fuchsia Society and a national fuchsia judge.

31 August – Main Fruit, Flower, Vegetable & Produce Show
– schedules available soon.

12 September – ‘The Fragrant Garden’ by Phil Smith. The Head Gardener at Wollerton Old Hall, will give a talk. Revised programme.

10 October – ‘Plants need a Balanced diet too’ by Roger Umpelb27

27 November – A.G.M. – New date as 14/11 cancelled due to flooding!


27 February – Bourdon Hill Nursery, Nr Stratford,  to see their young plant production methods. This comprises a short talk followed by a tour of the glasshouses lasting about an hour and a half so one needs to be reasonably fit. Times and cost to be confirmed (postponed from 2018). If interested please…
Contact: Janet Barnett 07977 103 923 or 01527 69399 or

23 March – Annual Supper, at Barnt Green Cricket Club, Cherry Hill Rd. B45 8LW  6.30 for 7pm start – includes entertainment from Nick Jones, the Singing Vicar Cost: members £19; non members £21. Now fully booked!
Contact: Pat Davies: 07970 188 227 or 01527 67226

In May – Frank Broome has kindly agreed to hold a workshop on propagating fuchsias. More details to follow or speak to Frank for more information.

4- 6 May – Bank Holiday Weekend May, Tulip Festival,  in conjunction with The Royal Shakespeare Company Morton Hall are holding their first Tulip Festival at Morton Hall Gardens, Holberrow Green each day from 10-4. Tickets are £10 each can be pre-booked via This is a fund raising event for the Theatre’s ‘Stitch in Time’ campaign. It is also sponsored by Bloms the well-established tulip growers. 4000 bulbs have been planted!

23 May – Hill Close Gardens (visited recently in Gardeners’ World) and The Mill Garden, Warwick – own  transport; £10 for admission to the two gardens, an introductory talk, coffee and cake.
Contact: Anne Hudson 0121 445 4238 or 07811 725 290 or

20 June – Coach trip to Waterperry Gardens, Oxford. The coach leaves the Peace Hall at 10am. Trip costs £21 tbc  (inc. coach, entry charge and driver’s tip). Please make cheques payable to R.G.H.S.
Contact: Pat Davies 01527 67226 or 07970 188 227 or

10 July – Coach trip to Wollerton Old Hall, Shropshire. The coach leaves the Peace Hall at 10am. Cost £22 tbc (inc. coach, entry charge and driver’s tip). Please make cheques payable to R.G.H.S.
Contact: Marian Barwell at or 0121 447 7040 or 07889 147 861

8 August – Hither Green Gardens. Open from 7pm.

22 August – Bryan Haycocks Garden. Open from 2pm. Cancelled

There may well be other open gardens to add to this list but details are yet to be confirmed.