Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at Gorse Hill Community Centre in Chapel Street. Doors are open from 7.00pm and the speaker starts at around 7.30pm. Meetings end at around 9.30pm.

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we are now holding our monthly meetings remotely using Zoom; this will continue over the next few months. In due course, we will review how and when we can safely go back to “real” monthly meetings in a suitable community centre (eg, Gorse Hill or Pinehurst).

The arrangements for”virtual” meetings over the next few months are as folows:

15th October – Timothy Walker, who until recently was the Director of Oxford Botanic Garden and the Harcourt Arboretum, is going to give us a talk on “Colour in the small garden”.    The talk was inspired by the Botanic Gardens Gold medal winning exhibit at the 1994 Chelsea Flower Show.  

19th November – Sue Castle will give a talk and demonstration on making a winter/Christmas wreath

17th December – members Question and Answer session.  Members will be invited to submit their questions prior to the meeting, and we will then discuss them. 

21st January – Philip Aubrey, previously Director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, will talk about creating ponds and water features.

18th February – Glynis Hale will continue her talk on Wildlife Corridors and will be advising on what to plant, where and when.

Should you be interested in any of these meetings, please register your interest in the particular event with our Hon Secretary, Sue Stevens, by emailing her ( the day before it’s due to take place.

Getting to grips with technology is not always easy but if you have a computer/iPad and an email address you should be able to join in. If you need any guidance with this, please let Sue know.  She will happy to help.