This years programme is quite varied and will hopefully appeal to members and visitors. Our indoor meetings are held in Dodford Village Hall, Priory Road, Dodford B61 9DD and open at 7.30pm with the talk or demonstration starting at 7.45pm. Complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits are available after the talk. The annual membership remains at £15.00 and visitors pay £3.00 per meeting.It is possible to become a member at any time of the year and the subscription fee is then calculated on a pro-rata basis.
A Summer Social Evening is organised in a member’s garden and there is always at least one group visit to a fairly local unknown garden.
September is when members and non members can exhibit their homegrown or home made produce in our Village Show. The Show Schedule is available on the website or telephone Penny on 07706 153618 for further information.
Saturday 4th September CANCELLED
The Dodford Show
Monday 11th October
A Year at Hill Close - Gary Leaver
Gary Leaver was until recently the Head Gardener at the Hill Close Gardens in Warwick. Gary will talk about the history and on going restoration of these unique Victorian allotment gardens.
Gary has taken over Avondale Nurseries and display garden which is full of rare and unusual plants from spring until autumn, with extensive collections of Geum, Geranium, Crocosmia, Agapanthus, Salvia, Eryngium and Helenium, and much more. Gary will be bringing along a selection of plants to sell.
Monday 8th November
'Totally Tulips' - Pip Smith
Pip, a landscape architect will give an inspiring talk on creating colourful spring displays in your very own garden. There will be plenty of tips given on when and how to grow along with personal bulb supplier preferences and an accompanying handout/plant list
Monday 13th December
AGM and Christmas party
Monday 10th January
Conservatory and House Plants - Phillip Aubury
House Plants are back in fashion! However, many of us are lacking knowledge in their care. Come and pick up plenty of tips from Phillip Aubury and maybe a new house plant to add to your collection.
Monday 14th February
Hedgehogs - Willows Hedgehog Rescue
Hedgehogs, whose numbers are in rapid decline need our help. Come and find out how Willows Hedgehog Rescue rehabilitate these little animals and we as Gardeners can help them.
Monday 14th March
Growing Better Veg for the Kitchen- David Thornton
Spring is approaching so come and gain lots of information on vegetable growing from seed variety choice to the type of fertiliser to use. David Thornton from Select Seeds is an engaging speaker and very knowledgeable vegetable grower, come and learn from one of the best growers in the country.
Seeds will be available to Buy.
Monday 11th April
Defensive Gardening at a Time of Climate Change - David Cropp
David Cropp will come and give us plenty of ideas on how to adapt our gardening methods to help alleviate the many challenges that we face during this time of climate change.
Books, home pressed apple juice and plants for sale.
Monday 9th May
Growing Orchids in the Garden - Wilson Wall
Dr Wilson Wall from Bewdley Orchids will share his knowledge of native orchids and how to introduce them into lawns, meadows and flower beds.
Orchid Plants for Sale
Saturday 3rd September
The Dodford Show
This is a competitive show with many classes for amateur growers, bakers, preservers and crafters. It is open to members and non members from the local area. There are cups to be won by members of the gardening club and WI and non- members can equally have a go to win a coloured card with a couple of classes having prize money! There will be teas and home made cakes available, a raffle and plant sale. The Dodford Show Schedule is available here on this website or telephone Penny 07706 153618 for a printed copy or for further details