Cirencester's Gardening Club

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society est. 1877


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We have been in existence for over 130 years as a community of gardening enthusiasts coming together to share knowledge, experience and friendship.

Meeting the second Thursday of each month between September and May we have many  interesting events including:

Seasonal parties
Annual shows
Gardening advice

Other than breaks during the 1st and 2nd World Wars and a brief period in the 1950's our horticultural society has been a continuous inspiration for many gardeners in the local area.



Cirencesterís Gardening Club

May saw the last of our formal meetings for this season.  Mr Clark came to talk to us about the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, two of the most beautiful parts of our county.   He certainly proved that with some stunning photos of the area.  But as well as the wider scenery, he had taken close up pictures of the flora in field and forest.  Have you ever looked at the detail of the flowers of violets, stitchwort, or even the humble celandine?   Before you dig up and throw away nettles and buttercups, look closely at the flowers, they are beautiful.      Our competition was to bring an `An interesting horticultural item`.  Two people brought 6 items!  Steve Butler brought old hoes and weeding gadgets and Jill Hill brought along a grubber and an ancient insecticide spray, which looked more like a bicycle pump.  We gave them both a first prize!                  

For the next couple of months we shall be busy raising money, in the form of a plant sale and coffee morning, towards staging the Annual Show in August.  The coffee morning is on Saturday 10th June at 4 Stratton Brook (behind Stratton House Hotel)  from 10.30-1200pm.  All are welcome.  Then we hope to see many of you at the Show on August Bank Holiday Monday.   Schedules will be in the Stratton Stores and local pubs soon, so get sowing, growing, sewing and baking.

Our new programme begins on September 14th 7.30pm in the Village Hall


I received a message from Randy, one of our younger gardeners, who was wanting to build a shed for his gardening equipment.  He found this site, which gave him lots of information and tips on construction.  He thought if he passed it onto me to add to our website other people may find it useful too.    Many thanks Randy and anyone else who finds a useful website please let us know.  I think a directory of sites could be a useful  resource.

We have discounts on gardening items including seeds and plants.