Come gardening with us ...

Come along to our Spring Flower Show and get away from all the chaos and gloom that is going on at the moment.

Sunday March 24th 12.30 to 15.30 at Pittville Pump Room.

We promise not to mention words starting with "B" apart from "bloom" that is. There will be a glorious display of daffodils and other spring flowers to lift your spirits. Lots to look at and trade stalls to interest everybody. There will be stalls selling plants from local nurseries, stalls selling locally produced fruit juices and jams. Also we have stalls run by our members selling books, bric a brac, crafts, garden sundries and plants.
Do come along and have a couple of hours of pure escapism. The entry cost is only £2 for adults with free entry for children under 16.

"Whatever your level of interest, knowledge or experience, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Cheltenham Horticultural Society. We meet at The Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.
We have interesting speakers, demonstrations, plant sales and seed swaps. We hold two Flower and Craft Shows each year and arrange regular visits to wonderful gardens and nurseries throughout the year. We also organise holidays in this country and abroad.
So please come along and meet us or contact one of our committee.
We look forward to gardening with you!"

Dorothy Ward, Chairman

The Society raises money each year for local charities and good causes by holding plant sales and raffles. Recently, we have been inspired by the wonderful work done by Chris Evans, the owner of Dundry Nurseries in Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham who has created The Butterfly Garden, an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more. It is a project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind. It caters for those looking to escape the world, those looking to re-enter it and some, who are still just looking. It's doors are open to anyone without obligation.
For more information please go to The Butterfly Garden
In June 2013, the Society sold plants donated by members and others at the Prestbury Open Gardens Weekend and raised £524.32 for charity, which was divided equally between St. Maryís Church in Prestbury and The Butterfly Garden.

Gloucestershire Tool Amnesty 2013
During August 2013, the Society collected 569 garden hand tools for The Conservation Foundation, a charity co-founded in 1982 by David Bellamy OBE to promote environmental awareness, participation and education. Seven other gardening clubs and two local garden centres took part and the majority of the tools have now been transferred to HM Prison Cardiff where they will be refurbished in educational workshops to provide new skills training for the inmates. When they are finished, they will be returned to Gloucestershire and donated to schools and community projects encouraging the next generation of gardeners and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.