What we're about

This is group for anyone interested in growing their own vegetables, fruit, herbs or edible flowers. It's for socialising with likeminded individuals and sharing gardening knowledge, hints and tips, seeds, surplus produce and more! All experience levels are welcome.

The group will meet at least once monthly for a general get together to share ideas and experiences. Additional one off events are also likely to include skills workshops, seed swaps, visits to local gardens and gardening themed events. We are very much open to suggestions and members feedback.

Membership is free for the first six months, following that a yearly payment of £3.00 per member is required (to cover the administrative costs of running the group).

Growing your own food can offer a wealth of benefits and positively affect your health, your wealth and your wellbeing. We look forward to welcoming you and growing our own - together!

Upcoming events (3)

BBC Gardeners World 2019

NEC, National Exhibition Centre

Be in the company of Monty Don, Joe Swift, Carol Klein, Adam Frost, Nick Bailey and Alan Titchmarsh this summer. Paul Nelson has kindly agreed to host a day out to Gardeners World at the NEC. This will be on the Friday which typically tends to be less crowded than the weekend. Here's a line up of what's on: https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/whats-on And ticket information is here: https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/visit/ticket-information (ticket price includes entry to the BBC Good Food Show). As well as a packed programme there's also the chance to join the experts from the National Allotment Society to find out practical, hands-on ways to growing your own fruit and veg. They'll be on hand with hourly talks and be available to answer questions about homegrown food. With that plus show gardens, live theatre, a plant village and so much more, it looks set to be a full and fun day! Details for meeting up will be arranged with Paul once you have RSVPd.

Monthly meet-up (June)

Creamery Cafe

Another group get together for sharing gardening experiences, socialising and planning group events and activities. All members very welcome. Please bring your questions, ideas, and suggestions - we can share over coffee and cake. Apley Farm shop is more than a shop, it has a selection of little businesses on site, including Moongate Plant Centre, see https://apleyfarmshop.co.uk The Creamery Cafe where we meet offers breakfasts and lunch and uses local & seasonal ingredients from Apley Walled Garden. A loyalty card scheme is also in place offering 10% discount to members (application forms from the cafe). Feel free to message me if you have any queries or thoughts ahead of the meeting. Look forward to seeing you there!

Gardening in a National Trust Walled Garden - Guided Walk

An opportunity to discover Attingham Park's Walled Garden on a guided walk around its walls. A chance to learn how it was gardened historically, and how it's maintained today. 2pm is the start of the tour, we could explore the grounds and grab lunch beforehand. Key features: ~ Excellent example of late 18th-century kitchen garden estate. Spanning two acres. ~ Been undergoing restoration work since 2008 and now includes a large walled fruit and vegetable garden and three newly restored glasshouses. ~ Has Grade II listed Georgian bee house. You can watch busy bees making award-winning honey safely behind a Perspex screen. ~ Cut flower garden. ~ Orchard with 37 varieties of apple. ~ All produce grown within the red brick walls of the garden is organic. Learn more about the gardens here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/walled-garden-at-attingham-park Normal admission charges apply for entry to Attingham Park (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park#Prices) but once inside, the guided tour is free. All donations for this walk go towards restoring the Walled Garden Glasshouses. (Personally love the idea of them sharing the stories of the garden to raise funds to further help it grow)

Past events (3)

Monthly meet-up (May)

Creamery Cafe

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