Each year we organise a horticultural holiday for members and their friends to a new and interesting destination.


Holiday Eastbourne staying at the Hydro Hotel.

19th - 24th May 2019.


We have had many requests to return to the Hydro Hotel. The meals, rooms and service were excellent. 

We have a very different itinerary which is as follows: -

Sunday        -  Visiting Lullingstone Castle and the World Garden.

Monday       -   Nymans Gardens.

Tuesday      -   Arundel Castle.

Wednesday -   Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens.

 After being closed for a number of years it is once again being reopened to the public. Our Society must have been one of the last groups to visit before it was sold. A lady from South Africa now owns it and is slowly restoring it to its former glory.

Thursday     -  Bateman‚Äôs the former home of Rudyard Kipling.

Friday          -  We return home but not before visiting the RHS Garden Wisley.   


For full details contact Wendy and Richard Acres on Cheltenham 01242 241728 or collect details at the meeting.

Price £636.00 Twin or Double

Single supplement £113.00

Sole occupancy rooms, no single supplement, only a few available

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Garden visits

Each year the Society organises day trips to carefully selected public and private gardens and nurseries for the benefit of our members. These trips are usually well supported and early booking is advised. Travel is normally by comfortable air conditioned coach. 

In recent years we have had wonderful trips to Wisley,  Kew, Highgrove in Tetbury, Charlcote Park, The Dorothy Clive Garden and Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire and Hestercombe in Somerset and so many more.

 Day Trips 2019

Tuesday 14  May 

Trip to Morton Hall Gardens and Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery 

                                                                 Contact Christina Higgs01242 230265

                                                                    Thursday 27 June

 Trip to Hampton Court Castle and Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire 

                                                                 Contact Caroline Mobley01242 574319


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Click here for Lady Farm and Kilver Court visit review
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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.