oct2018 October

Black Pear Gardening Club

Programme 2021

Visitors Welcome

Please contact the Chair for more information via our contact page

Garden Visits

Booking forms available from the chair. Starting time is 2.30pm. Please do not arrive before 2.15pm


Saturday 24th not the usual 3rd Saturday
Zoom meeting starting at 6pm Gardening & Photography by Brian Skeys
...with some music (The Life of Brian)

This slide show is based on my blog brimfields.com Within it, I cover my experiences as both an ‘Amateur’ gardener and photographer. We visit The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dr Karl-Heinz Hubbers garden in Germany The Palace Gardens of Het Loo in the Netherlands also an award-winning Worcestershire garden, ending with photographs and films showing some of the flowers in our garden and the wildlife that visit, sharing it with us as we prepare to open for the Village Church and the National Garden Scheme.


Saturday 15th
Zoom meeting starting at 6pm Creating Beautiful Borders by Jack and Laura Willgoss – Wildegoose Nursery.
Covering the principles of good border design: structure, balance, maintenance and above all the plants themselves – which to choose and inspiring ways to combine them.

Wildegoose Nursery set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside is the home of Bouts Violas. It is a small independent nursery, garden and tearoom housed within the old redbrick walls of Millichope Park’s former Kitchen Garden.
Created in 2011 to safeguard the Bouts collection of Perennial Violas, Wildegoose Nursery has gained a reputation for both its violas and an extensive range of wonderful perennials and grasses.
Just 20 minutes’ drive from Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock off the B4368, the nursery and tearoom are open to the public from Friday-Sunday 11-4pm during the season. The kitchen garden lay abandoned since the 1960’s but has now been transformed into a new and exciting garden that celebrates its traditional roots along side more contemporary plantings of perennials and grasses. Coupled with our own interpretation on colour we hope to have created a garden of sustained interest and great beauty.
At the centre of the garden sits the newly restored range of Georgian curvilinear glasshouses, which were restored with the aid of grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Country Houses Association and now form the perfect backdrop.


Saturday 26th not the usual 3rd Saturday
Visit to Coddington Vineyard Coddington, Herefordshire. HR8 1JJ
5 acres including a 2 acre vineyard, listed farmhouse, threshing barn and cider mill. Garden with terraces, wild flower meadow, woodland with massed spring bulbs, large pond with wildlife, stream garden with masses of primula and hosta. Hellebores and snowdrops, hamamelis and parottia. Azaleas followed by roses and perennials.
Members: £7.50
including refreshments if allowed

Saturday 17th
Visit to ‘Ravelin’ ‘Ravelin’ Gilberts End, Hanley Castle, WR8 0AS
½ acre mature yet ever changing garden with a wide range of unusual plants full of colour and texture. Of interest to plant lovers and flower arrangers alike with views overlooking the fields and the Malvern Hills. Seasonal interest provided by a wide variety of hellebores, hardy geraniums, aconitums, heucharas, Michaelmas daisies, grasses and dahlias and a fifty-year-old silver pear tree. Thought to be built on medieval clay works in the royal hunting forest. Garden containing herbaceous and perennial planting with gravel garden, woodland area, pond, summer house and plenty of seating areas around the garden.
Members: £5.00
including refreshments if allowed

Saturday 18th
Illustrated Talk Journey into Horticulture by Samantha Hopes


Saturday 16th
Illustrated Talk The Garden at Stockton Bury by Tamsin Westhorpe


Saturday 20th
AGM & Illustrated Talk Hydrangeas by Sally Gregson
(Hall booked for an extra 30 minutes for Sally to sell plants