Enstone Garden Club
(Formerly Enstone Horticultural Society)
The Enstone Garden Club is open to everyone in the community who shares an interest in gardens and gardening. At the January 2023 Annual General Meeting the membership agreed to a resolution to change the organisation’s name from the Enstone Horticultural Society to The Enstone Garden Club.
We have a lively programme and welcome new members. During the year we organise local events, including horticultural and flower shows, talks by gardening experts and visits to gardens in the area and other events. Please see below for our 2024 programme.
With our membership card, you are also able to obtain discounts from Applegarth, Yarnton and Charlbury Garden Centres. Members can also benefit from discounts on seed and flower bulb orders.
Membership information is given below.
New members are always welcome. Members are encouraged to subscribe or to renew their membership for 2024 by direct BACS transfer or at one of the club’s events. Subscription rates are unchanged at £10 individual, £15.00 joint. The account details are:
Enstone Horticultural Society
Sort code 20 03 84
Please email us with your contact details firstname.lastname@example.org (we’ve yet to change our email address!), so that we can add you to our email list.
Once you have renewed we will deliver your membership card as soon as possible so that you can continue to obtain 10% discounts at local garden centres and join in the activities of the Garden Club.
Programme of Events in 2024
Winter Garden Visit, Islip, Sunday 18 February, 3 pm
Visit to Hollyhocks, Avril Hughes’ garden in North Street, Islip OX5 2SQ. This visit follows the fascinating talk given by Avril in October about winter colour in the garden. There will be an entry cost for this garden of £4.00.
Please contact the secretary if you would like to join the group for the visit or if you would like a lift to visit the garden: 07771 594927 or email@example.com.
Avril has shared with us the plant list that she discussed in October. If you would like a copy, please contact the secretary.
Dry Stone Walling day, Monday 4 March
The class on dry stone walling will take place on Monday the 4th of March in Burford between 8.30 and 3.30. The cost will be £100 for the day, with instruction by experienced waller, Tom Hazzledine. It’s not too late to be included. Please contact the club secretary on 07771 594927.
A talk on Greenhouses: a year round source of seedlings, salads and sanctuary, Monday 25 March, 7.00, Enstone Parish Hall
We are delighted that David Edwards, who regularly opens his gardens and greenhouses in Dean, near Chadlington under the National Gardens Scheme, will share his experience and advice about using greenhouses in the garden.
Spring Flower Show, Saturday 13 April, Enstone Parish Hall
Click here for the Schedule of Classes for the Spring Flower Show, which will also be included in the March, Enstone Ensign. Exhibits to be staged before 12.00 noon, and the show will be open to the public between 2.00 and 4.00 pm.
Plant Sale – 11 May, 10.00 am, Enstone Parish Hall, 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Garden Visit – 3 June, 2.00 pm, Court House garden, Stretton on Fosse
(£8.00 entry to include tea)
July Details – TBC Local Open Gardens
July, Details – TBC Garden Visit, Kingham Lodge, Kingham
Summer Flower & Produce Show – 24 Aug, Parish Hall
Nov, Details – TBC Annual Quiz Night, The Crown 7.00 pm
Further details and information about other activities will be announced in the Enstone Ensign, on the website and by email