members of the Group share a love of gardening, plants, and socialising in
terms of get-togethers, they are a bit more spontaneous than some groups: They
do not have a fixed schedule but meet, at members’ suggestions, to share
experiences, to discuss particular issues or concerns – or to go on an outing.
meet in each other’s gardens, and enjoy visits to open gardens – locally and,
sometimes, further afield.
Number of Members - 15
Meeting Dates: No specific timetable; see above.
Contact Person – Mary Gregory - firstname.lastname@example.org
Outings in 2023
In late May, the
Group went on a visit to St Hilda’s College Gardens overlooking the River
Cherwell. The tour was led by Head Gardener Deborah, a real enthusiast who has
been developing the gardens after a major building project transformed the
Head Gardener Deborah impressed the Group with her
knowledge and enthusiasm.
The above 4 pictures were taken in Mary’s beautiful garden during the extremely
hot, dry spell in the summer of 2022.
The borders at
Aston Pottery, a favourite destination for a group outing
New members would be very welcome. If you would like to join the group
please get in touch with Mary.
The Gardening Group has visited Jericho at the invitation of member Joanna Donkin to see the
achievements of the ‘Greening Jericho’ community project. The terrace houses in
Jericho were built in Victorian times for workers in the canal-side factories.
There are no front gardens but the terraces, and more recent re-builds, have
left a series of small spaces, corners and lanes. In an imaginative initiative
a group of local volunteers, including Joanna, are transforming these into
little oases of greenery, planting shrubs and flowers donated by Oxford City,
local residents and some of our members. In 2021 their “greening up” of a small
canal-side plot was given a well-deserved award by Oxford Preservation Trust.
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