This informal, very friendly, club warmly welcomes new members.
For 2022 the annual individual membership fee (Jan to Dec) is £10.00. This includes tea or coffee and biscuits at the end of each meeting. This fee also entitles members to a 10% discount at Harefurlong Garden Centre at Farnborough which runs from March to February.
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the year. Five visits to gardens and estates of particular interest, within about a 20-mile radius, are made from May to September inclusive. Departure from the Bourtons usually between 6.00pm and 6.30pm and car sharing is encouraged. Once or twice a year group visits are arranged, either mid-week or at weekends, to venues which would otherwise be inaccessible. Past trips have included visits to Highgrove House, Michael Heseltine’s estate at Thenford, the RHS Malvern Show and RHS Wisley.
Visiting speakers are recruited for five of the remaining months leaving December for our Christmas Party and January for the AGM. Subjects covered by speakers are wide ranging and have included topics such as encouraging wildlife, making Christmas Decorations and the use of herbs as well as those covering plants, planting designs and general horticultural techniques. We also hold an Autumn Social and a Garden Party and Plants Sale in May. The venue for the talks is the Bourtons Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm, finishing, after tea and biscuits, about 9.45 pm.
Speakers’ costs are normally paid wholly from club funds but visits to third party gardens etc. are subject to a variable charge levied by the garden owner. This usually includes light refreshments.
Committee: Chair, Ann Brooks, Treasurer – Jan Williams, committee members, Margaret Damen.
If you have any queries please contact the Chair Ann Brooks by emailing [email protected]
The Bourtons Gardening Club
The Bourtons Gardening Club was founded in the mid 90’s and has been well supported by residents of the Bourtons and surrounding villages from its inception. It is not a club for gardeners who wish to pitch their expertise and skills in competition with others. Rather it is for those who enjoy exploring gardens and wish to gain inspiration and information, provided by visits and guest speakers, to enable them to increase the enjoyment they, their families and friends get from their own garden.
This informal, very friendly, club warmly welcomes new members from the Bourtons parish, outlying villages and Banbury.
There are many wonderful gardens to visit which are within easy travelling distance from the Bourtons and you can see the list HERE .
To give you an idea of the sort of programmes we put together for our members, here are some for you to look at:
Our programme for 2022 can be seen HERE.
The BGC Newsletters which went out to the membership while were unable to meet (due to the pandemic) can be found here: