Links

Here you will find links to local garden centres and nurseries that offer club members a discount; details of gardens where the club has recently organised visits; links to local and national organisations that gardeners and local residents may find of interest.

Member Discounts

The following nurseries/garden centres kindly offer discounts to club members, the first three on production of a valid membership card and the last two (which are online only) by entering the code during checkout:

There is also a link here to information on when to plant & sow 66 different types of fruit, veg & herbs: Growing Calendar kindly provided by Wyevale Garden Centres who are also generously donating a special prize for our members-only class in this year’s annual show on 10th August. The prize to be chosen by the winner will be either: Rowlinson Box Store or: Forest Dip Treated Garden Storage Box. Definitely worth giving your fuchsias an extra feed!

Hollybush Garden Centre has changed its system & members now need to apply for a Community Card (not Loyalty Card) in store to obtain their 5% discount (garden & pet shop only, not valid for concessions, special offers or net lines). You will need to produce your current club membership card & proof of identity.

Other Organisations

  • The village hall where we hold our meeting is
    cwagvh.co.uk
  • Plant Hunters’ Fairs
    Throughout the year Plant Hunters’ Fairs hold specialist plant fairs at lovely gardens and locations from Preston to Birmingham and The Wirral to the Lincolnshire Wolds. Many highly respected nurseries can be found at these fairs and they make a great visit for gardeners.
    Full information of the fairs and the nurseries attending may be found on the Plant Hunters’ Fairs Website.
    planthuntersfairs.co.uk/index.htm
  • Open Gardens
    Many villages and towns hold open garden events details of events are listed by County here in the National Directory of Open Gardens.
    opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens_county_list.php
  • Staffordshire Association of Garden Guilds
    The association has in excess of 30 gardening guild/club members. They hold regular inter guild/club competitions and shows each year.
    sites.google.com/site/staffordshiregardenguilds/home
  • National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book Gardens)
    A national scheme where individuals open their gardens to the public in aid of charities supported by the scheme. Details of the gardens open are available on their website.
    ngs.org.uk/

Speakers

Links to our 2019 speakers’ websites are included in the relevant blog posts but here are links to our 2018 speakers’ websites:

http://dmwoodmasterthatcher.co.uk/

http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/

https://www.plantagogo.com/

https://www.thedrurys.com/index.php

http://www.craighousecacti.co.uk/

http://www.hazlescrossfarmnursery.co.uk/index.html

http://www.joycebullockgardendesign.co.uk/index.php

And here are Valerie & David Chant’s autumn recipes:

Pickled Spiced Blackberries

Tomato Relish

Pickled Tomatoes

Lemon Curd

Soda Bread

Spiced Pickled Crab Apples

And finally for 2018, our fabulous Christmas social evening entertainment:

https://nickdewhurst.com/nick-dewhurst-band/