Evenley Gardening Society is one of the village's longest established organisations with eligibility for membership confined to the residents of Evenley, Brackley and the surrounding villages. The current annual subscription is £5 per household or £2.50 for a single household where one person lives alone. There is a meeting charge of £2 (member) or £3 (non member), which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.
Monthly meetings cover a wide range of extremely interesting gardening topics and are addressed by visiting guest speakers. They are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 8 pm, except in June, July and August.
The December meeting is traditionally a social occasion, including a visit from members of the St Georges Church Choir, entertaining us with Christmas carols.
We aim to arrange at least one outing each year – we have visited the Beth Chatto garden at Colchester, Bowood House in Wiltshire and both the spring and autumn shows at Malvern, to name but a few.
We hold an annual plant sale (free admission and parking). The society sources quality plants and shrubs from a local independent nursery. The sale is usually held mid May in order that annuals do not have to be protected from cold weather for very long. There is also the opportunity for members to purchase flower and vegetable seeds at a substantial discount through the society.
Despite most garden centres having their own loyalty card we can still enjoy discount on the production of your membership card at a couple of garden centres. All the society's activities are publicised in its newsletter which is distributed to members several times each year.
We welcome new members, just come along to our next meeting and if you enjoy it you can enrol on the night.
If you would like to find out more about us please telephone Joyce Stevens (Chair) on (01280) 702861 or email email@example.comBACK