About Us

About Us

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the CWG Village Hall, Buds Road WS15 4NB at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, with a wide programme of speakers throughout the year covering a range of gardening and horticultural related topics.

We welcome everybody with an interest in gardening, whether complete beginner or veteran – you don’t have to be an expert! Some members just come along for an evening out.

At our monthly meeting we have a speaker (please see our programme page) followed by a raffle and light refreshments, when members and visitors can wander around and chat. From time to time members also donate spare plants, seeds & cuttings to share out. We will reinstate our monthly competition in the future, with the member gaining the most points over the year being awarded the Trudi Brearley trophy at our AGM.

We also organise coach trips to gardens suggested by members, usually three a year, in spring, summer & autumn, and hold fundraising events occasionally. All of these activities were curtailed during the pandemic and we are gradually reintroducing them.

Our membership fee for the current year is £20.00 which covers entry into the monthly meeting (with tea/coffee & biscuits provided) plus subsidised food & entertainment for our Christmas Social evening and the subsidised coach trips. Visitors are welcome at any of our meetings at the nominal charge of £4 to include refreshments.

We usually hold an annual open show in the village hall when everyone including children is encouraged to enter flowers, fruit, vegetables, preserves & home baking. Our Tom Ethelstone Trophy is awarded for the highest number of points overall and the Lewis Cup for the most points in the vegetable classes.

If you would like to know more about our gardening club, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form.
Alternatively please feel free to come along to one of our monthly meetings as a visitor.

Also you can explore our website using the buttons under the picture at the top of the page, and our most recent events are found under ‘blog’.

Deborah Jackson

on behalf of Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Gardening Club