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Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association

About the Association

The interests of our members range from those who just like pottering about in the garden through to serious competitive growing. But the essence of the Association is the love of gardening and enjoyment of each other's company.

CSGGA is affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society. Our meetings are held every second Thursday in the month at 8.00pm in the Memorial Hall, School Lane – see programme below. The Association also holds an Annual Plant Sale in May and manages the Horticultural Tent at the Annual Chalfont St Giles Show in September.

Annual Subscription is currently £11.00 per household payable in October.

Benefits of membership

• Up to 10 interesting talks per year by guest speakers showing slides on gardens and related themes
• An informative newsletter every month
• Refreshments at meetings in the Memorial Hall
• Discounts from selected nurseries
• Coach outings to gardens of interest between April & October*
• One five day holiday in June or July*
• A Summer Lunch*
• A Christmas Party*
• A monthly seed exchange (proceeds donated to a local charity)
• An annual plant sale in May
(* at additional cost)

If you would like further details or a membership application form, please contact the Membership Secretary, Briony Wickenden, Mulberry House, 54 Milton Fields, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks HP8 4EP Tel. 01494 870482.


Programme for 2016

14th January - Growing Fruits in a Small Garden - Jim Arbury

11th February - Dowsing for Gardeners - Keith Harmon

10th March - Italy from Seed to Plate - Paolo Arrigo

14th April - Spring Show and National Garden Scheme - Janice Cross

12th May - What's your Poison - Graham Tarling

9th June - Garden Outing to Higher Denham

10th July - Members' Summer Lunch - Chenies Manor

14th July - Skulduggery in the Shrubbery - Stefan White

11th August - Astride the Tropics of Cancer - Gwen Barton

8th September - Unusual Bulbs in our Gardens - John Armand

13th October - AGM

10th November - Wildlife at Christmas - David Bevan

8th December - Members' Christmas Party


Past programme for 2015

8th January - The World of Plants - John Tyler

12th February - Which Bee is that in my Garden - John Catton

12th March - The Art of Topiary - James Crebbin-Bailey

9th April - The Spring Show * - Tim Miles

9th May - Annual Plant Sale - Village Green

14th May - Chenies - History & Gardens - Valerie Edwards

June - Garden Outing * - details to be confirmed

9th July - What's your poison? - Graham Tarling

12th July - Summer Lunch * - Chenies Manor

13th August - Plant Photography - Gill Ferguson

10th September - Our Medical Garden - Lucy Blunden

8th October - AGM *

12th November - Christmas from your Garden - Jackie Watson

10th December - Christmas Party *

(* at additional cost)


Past programme for 2014

9th January - The Countryside in Spring - John Tyler

13th February - Borders of Distinction - John Negus

13th March - The Gardens of Windsor Great Park - Roger Askew

10th April - The Spring Show* and Imaginative Containers with Staying Power - Tim Miles

8th May - From Seed to Plate - Paolo Arrigo

10th May - Annual Plant Sale - Merlin’s Cave Car Park

June - TBC - Garden Visit

10th July - Delphiniums – Propogation to Flowering - Graham Austin

13th July - Summer Lunch* - Chenies Manor

14th August - It’s in the bag! Pot-pourri of Horticultural Titbits - Stuart Phillips

11th September - The Neptune Coastline Campaign - Mike Watts

9th Octobe -r Annual General Meeting*

13th November - Apples - Gerry Edwards

11th December - CHRISTMAS PARTY*

Visitors are able to attend all but the “members only” events (shown with an asterisk) at a cost of £1 on the door.


Past programme for 2013

10th January - Finding Wild Orchids - Jolyon Lea

14th February - The History of British Gardens - Barbara Askew

14th March - Growing Giant Vegetables - Clive Bevan

11th April - The Spring Show and So you think you know about narcissi - Martin Harwood

9th May - Garden Design Techniques - Graham Pavey

11th May - Annual Plant Sale Merlin’s Cave Car Park

June - TBC - Garden Visit

11th July - Plant Introductions at the National Trust and other properties - Chris Chadwell

8th August - New Plants from Old - Nick Morgan

13th August - Summer Luncheon - CHENIES MANOR

12th September - Spice of Life - Gwen Barton

13th - October - AGM

14th November - The Joy of Clematis - Mike Brown

12th December - CHRISTMAS PARTY