The Gardening Group is open to anyone who is interested in gardens and gardening and would like to learn more about botany, horticulture, garden design and garden history. Our key objective is to develop a community of members who can share and increase their knowledge and experience of gardens and gardening.


The Gardening Group holds a number of events which include garden visits, gardening events and evening lectures.
Please email  for more information.

Women Gardeners – A lecture by Cherrill Sands

Woodcote Park
Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm

Cherrill is returning to us by popular demand to give another talk on garden history. She will talk about women gardeners over the years, some you will have heard of such as Gertrude Jekyll, but others you may not have heard of but have nonetheless made an important contribution to gardens and gardening.
Members and guests: £8.00
Booking to open soon.

Growing under glass – A lecture by Lisa of Fleur de Lys

Woodcote Park
Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm
By member request we have invited Lisa Rawley to talk to us about how to make the most of your conservatory. She will discuss suitable plants and how to look after them and be happy to answer your questions about your conservatory.
Members and guests: £10.00
Booking to open soon.

Downs Trail Walk to Langley Vale Wood

Woodcote Park
Thursday 22 September and Thursday 20 October, 10.00am
Follow the Downs Trail to the Woodland Trust Centenary Wood. Discover the paths to Epsom Downs, Headley and Walton on the Hill. Tour the commemorative sights in Langley Vale Wood.
It will be a two-hour brisk walk over slightly hilly and very uneven ground. Stout shoes are a must. Meet at the Downs Trail sign in the Woodland Car Park at Woodcote Park. There will be a charge of £5.00 payable on the day, donated to the Woodland Trust.
Booking to open soon.

Reinvent your Garden – with emphasis on drought tolerant plants by Tamsin Westhorpe

Online Event
Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm
Tamsin Westhorpe is the Director of Stockton Bury Gardens in Leominster, which has been in her family for six generations. She is an author and experienced horticultural journalist, an RHS judge, and enthusiastic lecturer. Her two published books are “The Diary of a Modern Country Gardener”, and “Fresh from the Pod” Her talk will include how to rejuvenate borders, plants that are useful in every garden, and filler plants, all with a nod to coping in hotter and drier conditions.
Members and guests: £5.00
Booking to open soon.