White Horse Garden Club

Founded by J Sadler in 1989 and affiliated to the RHS the White Horse Garden Club meets on the first Thursday of the month (with exceptions - see list below) in the THMH at 7.30pm.  Membership is only £10 per annum, visitors £2.50 per meeting. The club arranges a wide range of talks and visits for anyone interested in gardens and gardening. 

Club News

Summer has arrived – we just hope it stays!

Excellent conditions for all those seedlings ready for the Plant Sale.


IMPORTANT - Please read the GDPR information at the bottom of this page


Next Visit 


The first visit of the season is on Thursday 3rd May at 2pm  and 23 people are attending.


Derry Watkins Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA.  £10.50 entry including tour and refreshments.  Car sharing.  Do contact me if you have any problems with transport.  Allow 1 hour for travel.


NB: The entrance to Greenways Lane is on the A46, opposite turn to Cold Ashton village.


Garden Tour with Derry followed by tea and cakes.  The tour commences at 2pm and we should allow approximately 2 ½ hours.





Saturday 12th May  2.30pm – 4pm


The hall will be open from 1pm to arrange tables and organise the plants. We would be grateful for help with putting up tables at 1pm and putting away at 3.45pm please. 


Please bring plants for sale.  Label and price each plant.  If you wish, bring plants for sale on a 50:50 basis add an *orange label (indelibly marked with your name and cost).


Labels (plain and *orange) will be available at the Derry Watkins visit and on the day or from me (email or call).


Pricing roughly - 50p small, £1. - £1.50 medium and £2.50 - £3.00 large.  Please use your discretion for larger plants and shrubs.


Please support our only fund raising event.


Every member has been given a packet of seeds to go away and propagate for the plant sale.  If everyone brings 10 plants at 50p x 80 members = £400 =  HELP TOWARDS QUALITY SPEAKERS!




All new members will receive a free packet of seeds to take away and propagate.  For example if every member donates 6 plants for the Plant Sale priced at 50p = aprox £200 income. Support the WHGC only fund raising event = high quality speakers.




On the 25th May 2018 the GDPR law becomes effective.  This new law replaces the current Data Protection Act and inevitably changes the way we must organise our affairs. To comply with this legislation we need your explicit permission if we are to continue to contact you by email and hold basic information.


The WHGC Committee has drawn up a GDPR Policy which will be reviewed at the AGM.


All members will be required to tick a box on their membership form (annually) to say that they agree to the WHGC holding their name, address, telephone number(s) and email address and agree to be contacted by email about WHGC matters.


Membership forms will be available at the Plant Sale and on the Shelllingford visit for updating otherwise at future meetings.


NB: Non- members on the email circulation list must email me to confirm that they agree to remain on the list which is only held by the Chairman.  Unless you do so you will unfortunately miss out on important news and exciting updates from the WHGC.


Please confirm by 24 May 2018 – Thank you.


Visits Programme for remainder of 2018

Thursday 7th June  6pm


VISIT to Shellingford Gardens.  Parking at the Old Stables, Fernham Road, Shellingford SN7 7PU, courtesy of Robert and Janice Sharp.  Members free.  Visitors £2.50.  Refreshments.


Wednesday 20th June 2.15pm & 4pm


VISIT to Manor Farm Garden, Frampton-on-Severn, GL2 7EP.  Followed by Pan-Global Plants.  www.panglobalplants.com.  Members £10.  Visitors £12.50.  Tour & Refreshments.

Numbers limited to 30.


Thursday 5th July 6.00pm


VISIT to Appleton Manor, Eaton Road, Appleton OX13 5LW.  Members and visitors £12.50 includes tour, fizz and canapés.  Numbers limited to 40.


Thursday 2nd August 2.30pm


VISIT  to Kathy Brown’s Garden, The Manor House, Church Road, Stevingham, Bedford  MK43 7QB.  Members and visitors £10  includes tour and refreshments.  No limit on numbers.  www.kathybrownsgarden.com

NB:  The Committee have decided to make a change with the administration of visits. When signing up to attend a visit we will request payment and a receipt/ticket issued.


If you would like to go on a visit please contact Hilary 01367-82-542 or hilary@humanaspects.co.uk and arrange to send a cheque.


I will be in contact via email before each visit to confirm names and final details for the visit.


Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

First Thursday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Membership per annum £10. Visitors £2.50.


To download our 2018 programme, please click link below
White Horse Gardening Club 2018 programme
Adobe Acrobat document [214.0 KB]


Just a reminder that there is a Walking Group on the 1st Wednesday of the month, leaving Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall at 9.30am. Usually

4 – 5 miles around Uffington for approx. a 2 hour walk and sometimes we car share and visit a nearby village etc.


There is also a Cycling Group – on the 2nd  Wednesday of the month, again leaving THMH at 9.30am for approx. a 2 hour gentle cycle ride with coffee break.  Further information from me or see www.Uffington.net.


Hope you can join us!  Any questions, please contact Lilly, Pam or Verity.


Lilly - lilly@newhaven4.co.uk  (820143), Pam - parrottspreene@aol.com (820251) , Verity  - verity@cavanagh1000.plus.com (820683)

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