Sandhurst and District
Gardening Club

OTHER NEWS

The following information provided by other organisations may be of interest to Gardening Club members. Information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but you may wish to check the organisers website before travelling to an event.











Windsor & Slough Chrysanthemum Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society

This group meets at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Events for 2018 will be shown here later.

Christmas at Wisley


Christmas Glow at Wisley

Christmas Glow returns from 1 December 2017 - 3 January 2018, bringing the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and illuminated trees.

Wander the trail to see the light playing on our iconic trees, floating installations creating rippling reflections on the water, and stunning views of the Laboratory reflected in the Jellicoe Canal.

Christmas delights in the Glasshouse

Don't miss our beautiful Glasshouse display, this year inspired by the 1837 poem "A visit from St Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore.

Walk into a festive woodland glade, complete with poinsettia 'trees', ferns, red flowering azaleas and an abandoned sleigh. Can you find the missing reindeer?

Delight in the Arts & Crafts stockings hanging over the chimney, surrounded by 10 Christmas trees decorated by local schools.




National Gardens Scheme Events For Early 2018


NOTE All the following events need to be booked in advance


Winter Talk & Walk, St Timothee, Pinkneys Green, Nr Maidenhead.   

Come and see St Timothee outside the usual garden visiting season.  Starting with a talk (indoors) about ‘The Winter Garden’, we will cover the key elements that make a garden shine through even the darkest months with photos drawn from gardens across England.  The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and then a walk round St Timothee to see plants that make a Winter Garden.

   Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 10.30 for 11.00 start

   admission £10 which includes talk, tour, tea and cake

Pre-booking is essential Please contact Mr and Mrs Pajwani by phone on 07976 892667 or by email on pajwanisarah@gmail.com


Spring Talk & Walk, Compton Elms, Pinkneys Green, Nr Maidenhead.

The talk will be indoors where you can enjoy tea and cake before exploring the garden that includes a pretty sunken woodland garden and a lovingly recovered clay pit workings. The atmospheric garden is filled with snowdrops, primroses, hellebores and fritillaria, interspersed with anemone and narcissi under a canopy of ash and beech.

  Saturday, 17 March or Wednesday, 21 March at 2pm

  admission £10 which includes afternoon tea

Pre-booking is essential. Please contact Alison Kellett by phone 01628 634334 or email kellettaj@gmail.com


Malverleys, Newbury

A 10 acre dynamic gardens which have been developed over the last 6 years to include magnificent mixed borders and a series of contrasting yew hedged rooms, hosting flame borders, a cool garden, a pond garden and new stumpery. There is also a vegetable garden with striking fruit cages sit within a walled garden, also encompassing a white garden. Meadows open out to views over the parkland. Featured on BBC Gardener's World ( July 2017).

    Sunday 29 April, Sunday 29 July, 2-5

   Admission £12, child free, which includes, tea, cake and tour at 2pm or 3.30pm with the Head Gardener

Pre-booking is essential Tickets on sale from January 2018 by visiting www.ngs.org.uk or phoning 01483 211535 for information.  

Snowdrops at Welford Park, Newbury,


Welford Park is one of the finest natural snowdrop woodlands in the country, approx 4 acres, along with a wonderful display of hellebores throughout the garden and winter flowering shrubs. This is an NGS 1927 pioneer garden on the River Lambourn set around Queen Anne House (not open). Also the stunning setting for Great British Bake Off.

   Wednesday 31st January to Wednesday 4th March 2018
    Open Wednesday to Sunday (
closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
    11am - 4pm

   Admission £7 (adults) £6 (concessions) £3 (children)

   Light refreshments available

   Dogs welcome on leads

Directions: M4 J13, A34(S). After 3 miles exit for A4(W) to Hungerford. At 2nd roundabout take B4000, after 4miles turn R signed Welford. Entrance on Newbury-Lambourn road. Post code RG20 8HU.

These snowdrop days support a number of charities, in particular the National Gardens Scheme on Wednesday 7 February