Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Outing to Apley Walled Garden (between Bridgnorth and Telford

10.00 am meet at Apley Farm Shop TF11 9EF on A442 for Tea/Coffee, scones/cake.

Guided tour of the Walled garden followed by lunch at the Creamery café which we will order when we meet at 10.00 am.

Morning refreshments plus Garden tour £14.00 - Please send a cheque (Caynham Gardening Society) for £14.00 to Chris King, Pervin Cottage, Caynham, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 3BP before August 21st.

In the afternoon, a visit to Dudmaston (National Trust) is suggested to round off the day.

For Apley Walled garden website click here.http://www.apleywalledgarden.co.uk/history

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Paul Green of 'Greens Leaves Nursery' is coming to talk to us on 'Sensory Sensations'

Paul has talked to us before and gives an informative, hands on talk with lots of plants to look at, talk about and buy.  The plants he will be talking about are going to be those with perfume and sensory leaves.

He says about his nursery -

"Greens Leaves started supplying plants back in 1994 and rather than emulate many other nurseries already in existence, decided to specialise in rare and unusual plants from around the world, suitable for growing in the UK.
By far the majority of plants we supply are grown in our Gloucestershire nursery and any new varieties are always tested for hardiness given the UK’s demanding climate. We are always more than happy to advise you on any particular plant’s suitability for your particular location and soil type."  See his website here

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017


Three members are kindly opening their gardens for us on this evening.  We look forward to seeing them.

Everyone come to CAYNHAM VILLAGE HALL between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm to pick up their map of the 3 gardens open.  The hall will be locked at 7.00 pm until 8.00 pm.  Please bring a normal size plate of food to share, either savoury or sweet.  After visiting the 3 gardens supper will follow in the village hall.

Monday, 15 May 2017



Our annual plant sale starts at 10.00 and finishes at 12.00 noon.  Tell as many friends as possible.  Entry, coffee and biscuits £1.00.  All donations of labelled plants gratefully received.  Please bring between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm Friday evening or if this is not possible bring with you ready labelled on the morning of the sale.  We also have a raffle and would love to have donations for this.  There is also a produce and bric a brac stall. 

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Chinese purple bell vine ready for the plant sale. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Kim Hurst from the Cottage Herbery is coming to talk to us on Container Gardening.  Kim is a well known personality who has, with her husband Rob run The Cottage Herbery for over 30 years.
As a testament to the quality of their plants the nursery has won of RHS medals from Bronze to Gold at all the major shows around the country including two coveted Chelsea Gold Medals.
They have a keen interest in certain plant families and have private collections of Angelica, Digitalis, Lobelia, Monarda, Rosmarinus and Tropaeleum
They grow plants in many unusal containers and we look forward to seeing some of them during the talk.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tuesday 4th April 2017


AGM and Gardeners Question Time

Anyone interested in joining our committee for 2017/18 are very welcome.

After the AGM we are having a Gardener Question Time.
Questions should be handed in to Jean Faulkner ( e-mail jeanfaulkner) beforehand.  We are having 4 of our members answering your questions about gardening.  Hopefully we are all going to learn new ideas!

After the Gardeners Question Time we will have nibbles and a glass of something.  Everyone welcome.

On Saturday 20th May we will be having our annual plant sale - remember to pot up those cuttings, plant a few extra seeds or when dividing perennials pot an extra one up for the plant sale.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Phil Allen is coming to talk to us on 'The walled garden at Apley, near Bridgnorth'.  Phil is the Head Gardener.

Set in the heart of beautiful Shropshire countryside, Apley Walled Garden originally produced fruit & vegetables for the owners of Apley Park (often known as Apley Hall).
After sixty years out of use, the Walled Gardens have been transformed & brought back into production as a working walled kitchen garden, growing & producing contemporary & heritage varieties of fruit and vegetable.