Summer for the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association started with our first trip of the season to Kew gardens. With a full coach of 50 we set out on a lovely sunny morning - weather remaining good all day. Members and many new friends were soon lost among the trees, gardens and greenhouses - some having been on our trip two years ago - were anxious to see areas missed through lack of time on that visit. The day proved very successful and we returned late afternoon with a full load not having lost anyone!
Days out continue with two in June. Places are still available for July - Hidcote/Kiftsgate and September - Cogges/Aston Pottery. Details of the other 4 trips can be found here or by contacting the secretary Eileen Forse 643275 for more details.
The April meeting of the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association proved to be a very successful evening - the return visit of speakers Sue and Sue from Stroud on "Wild flowers of the Cotswolds" was a great hit with members and visiting friends. They showed colourful pictures of many wild flowers and gave an in depth account of the myths, legends, herbal remedies and stories associated with these flowers.
We have been delighted over the past few months with many new friends joining us and becoming paid up members. This is the last meeting of the winter season which is held at the Methodist Church but we will be returning in October with a new exciting program so look for the reports throughout the summer in the Chippy News.
In the meantime we are holding our summer days out starting in May with a visit to Kew Gardens. Details of the other 4 trips can be found here or by contacting the secretary Eileen Forse 643275 for more details.
The Chipping Norton Horticultural Association members and many friends enjoyed a very interesting and lively talk at their February meeting. Timothy Walker showed colourful pictures illustrating "A Blaze of Glory - making your Garden Colourful in Autumn." Everyone left the meeting feeling enthused about getting out on the garden now that spring is here.
The March meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th at 7.30 in the Methodist Church hall. We will welcome Mike Howarth, a volunteer from Westonbirt Arboretum, who will share with us the "Wonders of Westonbirt."
A reminder to all members that subscriptions are now due - these can be paid at the March/April meetings or sent direct to the membership secretary, Emma Bayley. New members and visitors always welcome. All details of our 2019/20 programme and summer days out can be found here on our website
As we move into March, the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association are planning the 2019 summer days out. It may be cold now, but we are looking forward to warmer days to come. It is hoped to arrange four summer and one autumn trips. Last year the autumn day proved very popular so watch this space - details also available from the secretary Eileen Forse 643275.
The 2019/20 autumn/winter programme is at the moment being prepared by our programme secretary Paul Embden. This will also be available shortly on our website.
The March meeting will be on Wednesday 20th. at 7.30 in the Methodist Church hall when a volunteer from Westonbirt Arboretum will speak on the "Wonders of Westonbirt." Members please note that your subscriptions will be due at the March/April meetings - price remains the same at £10pa. New members always welcome.
The November meeting of the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association commenced with the AGM. - Terry Bartholomew was elected as the new chairman and Paula Mitchell as deputy-chairman. This was followed with the return visit of Howard Drury and the speaker at the December meeting was Paul Embden followed by seasonal refreshments. Both speaker were very well received.
The January meeting was extremely well attended despite the cold weather with many visitors joining us. Ian Gourlay gave a very interesting and informative talk and showed slides on the work of Bridewell Organic Garden near Witney who work with people with mental health problems - sharing skills and friendship with those who work there - helping many to find their way back to good health and how working in the great out-doors can help with health problems.
Our February meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th at 7.30 in the Methodist Church Hall. The speaker will be Timothy Walker - "A Blaze of Glory - making your garden colourful in Autumn." Visitors always welcome - more details from Eileen Forse 643275
A new venture for the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association this autumn has been a day out to see the autumn colours. During October, a coach carrying 61 members and friends travelled to Westerbirt Arboretum - it was a perfect day with the weather and all enjoyed the day despite having to battle with mothers and children as it was the half-term holidays. The driver also took us on a scenic route around the villages which added to the enjoyment.
Please note that our December Christmas meeting will be a week earlier than usual, on Wednesday 12th at 7.30 when one of our members, Paul Embden will speak on "East Africa - the never ending road - the Natural History of these Countries." This will be followed with bring and share Christmas refreshments.
New members always welcome
For more details look on this website or
from the secretary, Eileen Forse 643275
October saw the start of the autumn/winter season of the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association, with over 50 members and friends gathering to hear Pam Turner from The Malvern and District Alpine Society, speak and show pictures on her favourite subject "Alpines". Pam gave a very interesting and informative talk, which was enjoyed by all.
The November meeting on the 21st. commences with our AGM at 7.15 and I encourage all to come and support the officers and committee. This will be followed at 7.30 with a return visit of Howard Drury from Birmingham - his topic is "Gardening as we get older."
Visitors and new members always welcome. More details of forthcoming meetings from the secretary Eileen Forse 642375 or here
We are now half way through our summer trips. The first was to Quarry Gardens, Coventry - weather was dull but dry with the rhododendrons and azaleas perfect and the group of members and friends enjoyed visiting the two garden centres on the same site.
The visit to Coughton Court at the beginning of June proved to be a great success; weather was warm and dry.
Members toured the house and then enjoyed refreshments followed in the afternoon in the gardens which were stunning, with the roses coming into flower and the planting around them beautiful.
The final day out to Stowe (Buckinghamshire) house and garden will be on Wednesday July 18th with places still available. Do come and join us - full details from the secretary Eileen Forse on 643275 or here
Our summer days out are now under way and there are still places on the June trips to Coughton Court and Packwood House and Stowe house and garden in July.
More details can be found here
or call the secretary, Eileen Forse on 643275
Full details on this website or from the secretary Eileen Forse, 643275
Chipping Norton Horticultural Association are meeting as announced on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Chipping Norton Methodist Church hall at 7.30pm. Our March meeting will be on Wednesday 21st. when the speaker will be Rachel Siegfried from Wallingford - her topic is "Flowers for Cutting."
I am arranging the days out we are planning for the summer months when we hope the weather will be kind to us - we will be visiting gardens and their houses in the surrounding area.
The new secretary Paul Embden who has been appointed to arrange speakers, is busy booking for our 2018/19 season. The new programme will be available at the March meeting' when our subscriptions are due. All prices are held for another year at £10 annual subscription and £3 per meeting for visitors, who are always welcome.
Full details on this website or from the secretary Eileen Forse, 643275
Chipping Norton Horticultural Association cancelled their meeting in December due to poor weather conditions but over 40 members and visitors gathered for the January meeting despite the very cold evening.
Our member, Paul Embden gave a very lively and informative presentation on "Butterflies, Moths and Weird and Wonderful", also sharing some of his experiences when working as an entomologist.
Feburary 21st at 7.30 will see the return of one of our regular speakers, Philip Aubrey from Alvechurch.
His topic will be "Successful fruit growing - grow your own 5 a day."
This meeting will be held in the Chipping Norton Methodist Church hall - visitors always welcome.
Full details on this website or from the secretary Eileen Forse, 643275.