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Oxford & District

Since 1960
This lively and friendly group holds monthly meetings from September - April which include an insightful talk, refreshments and a plant raffle. The group also organises garden visits and social gatherings during the spring and summer months.
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    Visitors are always most welcome – £2.00 per meeting

  • Contact

    Celia Sawyer:

    01608 684755

  • Programme of events

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our normal winter programme has had to be changed.

    Sadly the first talk of the season in September ’20, which was to be given by Kurt Vickery, had to be postponed until September ’21.  We also had to postpone Jim Jermyn until October ’21.  However, after much discussion, we have now lined up one of our own group members, John Graham, who is going to test the water by giving a virtual talk via Zoom on “Flowers of  Northeast Greece” and he will transport us to the beautiful Greek Rhodopi Mountains on Wednesday 14 October at 7.15pm.

    Dr Adrian Cooper will give a virtual talk on Wednesday 11 November at 7.15pm on “Alpines grown in the Alpine House and the open garden”. The talk is going to be about how he grows “alpines” in the garden and glasshouses – looking at effects of climate change with composts, position, micro climate, etc.

    Wednesday 9 December at 7.15pm will be our AGM via Zoom, followed by a virtual talk from a former member Charles Shi who is in his third year of the Kew Diploma course and will tell us about his time there so far.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 7.15pm via Zoom.

    Members’ Evening

    John Graham “Trillium (and other plants) of the Carolina Piedmont”

    Avril Hughes “Gardens of the Wicklow Mountains”

    Celia Sawyer “A floral résumé of lockdown 2020”


    Wednesday 10 February at 7.15pm via Zoom.  Chris Gardner will talk on the “Flora of the Silk Road”.  Chris is a brilliant photographer and we are in for a real treat.


    Tuesday 9 March at 7.15pm via Zoom.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM THE USUAL WEDNESDAY

    Jim Almond returns to entertain us with a talk about “Alpines, dwarf bulbs and hardy Cyclamen”.


    Wednesday 14 April at 7.15pm via Zoom. David Charlton “Flowers of The Pyrenees”.  We shall be transported to the beautiful mountains and see their flora, which will be all the more appreciated at the moment when travel to see such delights is not possible.


    It is hoped to resume some garden visits and social events during the spring and summer depending upon the COVID-19 situation.




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Crocus goulimyi

Hepatica nobilis