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                                                                  GARDENING GROUP


The members of the Group share a love of gardening, plants, and socialising in beautiful surroundings.

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.

Members 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 - mary@nandmg.me.uk


Group 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 site.

St Hilda
                        Head Gardener Deborah impressed the Group with her knowledge and enthusiasm.

Gaerdening Gardening




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.


Greening Jericho

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.


                                                                               Joanna in the Alley


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