Garden Group

Our Garden Group is co-ordinated by Moira. A visit to a garden or a related activity is organised every month. Usually everyone meets up to share lifts. Please speak to Moira if you would like to join in or contact her by email garden@tetbury-wi.org.uk.

2024 Garden Visits
Monday 19th February Snowdrops at Cotswold Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots near Cirencester
Sunday 3rd March Hellebores Open Garden at Kapunda near Bath
Sunday 21st April Tulips at Badminton House Gardens
May TBC Malvern Spring Show
Two visits to members gardens
Tuesday 4th June Special Plants Nursery and garden, Cold Ashton, Chippenham
Friday 21st June Fresh Air at Quenington. Sculpture in The Old Rectory garden
Monday 15th July Cotswold Lavender
Friday 2nd August Miserden
Tuesday 27th August Bourton House Garden
Friday 13th September American Museum Garden, Bath
October TBC Westonbirt
Friday 22nd November Highfield Garden World, Gloucester
December TBC Christmas Themed Workshop

Snowdrops at Cotswold Farm Topiary at Cotswold Farm Early flower blooming at Cotswold Farm Topiary at Cotswold Farm

The Garden Group set off on a chilly February morning to see the snowdrops at Cotswold Farm. Other early bloomers and the topiary were also impressive.

Wreath Making Wreath Making Wreath Wreath Wreath Making Wreath Making

The Garden Group enjoyed a lovely morning making Christmas Wreaths. Judith showed us a technique using moss covered rings with small bunches of foliage tied, wired or pinned on. Everyone was delighted with their beautiful wreath. Many thanks to Judith for showing us how to make them and to Moira for hosting and providing tea, coffee and mince pies.

Ladies at Burford Garden Company

A lovely day out at Burford Garden Company – delicious lunch and lots of shopping although no plants purchased!

Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum Batsford Arboretum

Despite torrential rain in Tetbury, the ladies braved the weather and set off for Batsford Arboretum. Amazingly the rain there held off and they were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

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The Garden Group enjoyed at visit to Badminton House Gardens. The weather was kind and the ladies had a fantastic time. There was, of course, the obligatory cream tea which was delicious.

Claire’s garden Flower Flower Flower Looking at Claire’s garden Group photo in Claire’s garden
At the end of August, the Garden Group spent a lovely afternoon viewing WI member Claire’s garden. Claire also treated us to some tea and lovely cakes including meringues and courgette cake. Thank you Claire for a fantastic afternoon which was very much enjoyed by all.

Cotswold Lavendar Garden Group at Cotswold Lavendar Garden Group at Cotswold Lavendar Garden Group at Cotswold Lavendar Wild Flower Meadow at Cotswold Lavendar Garden Group with Wild Flower Meadow

The ladies enjoyed a visit to the very beautiful fields of lavender and wild flower meadow at Cotswold Lavender. There was a lunch stop on the way home at Leaf and Shoots Kitchen Garden.

Garden group at Cerney House Garden group at Cerney House Cerney House gardens Cerney House gardens Tea and cake at Cerney House
Despite the inclement weather, the Garden Group enjoyed looking at Cerney House gardens. The tea and cake afterwards definitely improved a somewhat soggy visit!

Leaf and Ground Dursley

The ladies enjoying a lunch at the Leaf and Ground, Dursley.

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Barnsley House garden Barnsley House afternoon tea

What a beautiful afternoon for a trip to Barnsley House. Lovely garden and yummy afternoon tea.

Garden Group at Anne's

The Garden Group spent a lovely sunny afternoon looking at Anne’s garden. Of course the afternoon involved tea and cake. Thanks for having us Anne.

Pam's Garden Pam's Garden

Despite the drizzle, the Garden Group enjoyed a lovely afternoon viewing Pam’s garden and having a cream tea. Thanks for having us Pam.

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Vell Meadow 3
Vell Meadow 4 Muddy Boots Shopping at Garden Centre

The Garden Group braved the rain and mud to see the spring flowers at Shaw Common, followed by a stop off at the Trioscape garden centre to warm up and have lunch!

The garden group ladies enjoyed a trip to Highgrove to see the spring flowers followed by a delicious afternoon cream tea.

The group enjoying lunch at Highfield Garden World where apparently there were more shoes purchased than plants!