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Posted 8 November  2018

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

News from our Secretary

Posted 19 October  2018

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

News from our Secretary

Posted 14 June  2018

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

News from our Secretary

Posted 9 May  2018

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

News from our Secretary

Posted 20 April  2018

The last meeting of the winter season was held in April, when Marcel Floyd from Calne gave a lively talk and showed wonderful pictures of clematis.  His knowledge was great and he kept us entertained throughout the evening.  He brought a wide range of clematis for us to purchase.

Members were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Bruce Parker (a life member).  He had worked tirelessly for the association arranging summer trips for us over a number of years; also of the death of Gerald Forse who had been a regular supporter and a great support to me in the role of secretary over the past 15 years.

Both will be sorely missed by family, friends and the association.

The dates of the summer days out are available from the secretary on 643275 or can be seen on here - there are places available on all trips at the present time.

News from our Secretary

Posted 5 March  2018

The February meeting of the Chipping Norton Horticultural Association was reasonably well attended despite the rather miserable evening and with other commitments of members.  The return visit of Philip Aubrey from Alvechurch was well received as he gave us an interesting talk on "Successful fruit growing - grow your own 5 a day." Members were able to purchase plants for our gardens grown by Philip and greetings cards prepared by his wife.

On Wednesday 18th. April in the Methodist  Church hall at 7.30pm we welcome Marcel Floyd from Calne as our speaker - his topic is "Climbers."  Please remember subscriptions are now due for the 2018/19 season.  New members and visitors always welcome.

Full details on this website or from the secretary Eileen Forse, 643275

News from our Secretary

Posted 15 February  2018

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

News from our Secretary

Posted 21 January  2018

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.

News from our Secretary

Posted 16 November  2017

The November meeting commenced with the AGM with a good number of members present.  All members of the committee were re-appointed and Paul Embden has been appointed as "speaker's secretary" and will join the committee.  The treasurer stated that the association was in a good financial position.

The speaker for the evening - Howard Drury from Birmingham is one of our well loved speakers.  His topic - "House plants - winter survival" proved very popular and was thoroughly enjoyed by all especially as he opened the presentation with something designed especially for us.  Among the light hearted moments he gave many useful tips.

December 13th will be our Christmas evening with a colourful picture quiz - entertaining, light hearted and will stretch our horticultural knowledge.

January 17th - Paul Embden will present "Butterflies, Moths and the Weird and Wonderful."

All meetings are held at the C/N Methodist Church at 7.30 - more details from this website or the secretary on 643275.

News from our Secretary

Posted 20 October  2017

A lively and enjoyable evening was held at the first meeting of the  Chipping Norton Horticultural Association in October by James Campbell, chief executive of Ryton Organics.  James gave a very factual, also with light hearted stories, to his power point, on the work the organisation is involved in, both at home and overseas.  Ryton is encouraging individuals and organisations in the use of organic principles.

November 15th commences at 7.15 with the AGM, followed at 7.30 by a visit from an "old friend" Howard Drury - his topic is "House plants-winter survival".  This meeting will be at our usual venue, C/N Methodist Church hall.  Members please support the AGM and visitors welcome.  Full details available on this website  or the secretary Eileen Forse 643275