Gardeners in Cheltenham are hosting a plant fair and getting an insight into the history of vegetable growing.
Lynda Warren will be talking about her father’s experience and her own research in ‘The Wartime Kitchen Garden’.
The talk is being hosted by Charlton Kings in Bloom, a voluntary group that promotes gardening in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham.
Members are also planning a plant fair outside the King’s Hall on May 13 from 9am to noon with vegetables, including tomatoes, annuals and perennials.
And the annual garden competition will take place later in the year.
The talk will be held at the Stanton Rooms, Charlton Kings in Cheltenham on Friday April 28, 2017. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 to include refreshments. They are available from The Forge newsagent (01242 523729).
For more details about Charlton Kings in Bloom, visit the website.
Gardening experts are heading to the Cotswolds this year offering advice on everything from early spring bulbs to the meaning of flowers.
Want to know how to build a pond and plant a bog garden, or perhaps pruning trees is a puzzle. Workshops, lectures and a garden festival will give gardeners ample opportunity to pick up tips and advice.
Here’s a round-up of the gardening talks on offer.
Stroud-based home and garden shop Allomorphic is also the setting for a series of day courses and lectures with lunch.
Award-winning designer and RHS judge Paul Hervey-Brookes will be sharing his design expertise in three courses covering planting for winter, gardening in a small space and the basics of creating a show garden.
Other courses include how to make beautiful hand ties, summer door wreaths or arrangements to suit every celebration.
The ‘Queen of Herbs’, Jekka McVicar will be sharing her knowledge of plants medicinal and culinary while container planting expert Harriet Rycroft will explain how to have pots that look good all year-round.
The magazine’s second festival at Westonbirt School has a line-up of some of the gardening world’s best-known faces.
Designers Cleve West, Tom Stuart-Smith and Arne Maynard are among those who will be looking for paradise, exploring the health benefits of gardens and the use of beautifully crafted materials in gardens, while Sarah Raven will be showing how to combine colour in borders.
The roses of Sissinghurst, how to be a green gardener, and the canals and water gardens of Birmingham are just some of the subjects that will also be explored during the two-day festival.
The event on March 25-26 also has tours of the garden and a plant and design clinic alongside the gardening talks.
The Generous Gardener near Cirencester is launching a new series of evening lectures alongside the usual daytime gardening talks.
Among those speaking at the evening events at The Coach House Garden are Bob Brown, of Cotswold Garden Flowers, with advice on new garden-worthy plants and Helen Picton talking about growing asters.
The lecture days, now in their fifth season, include two speakers and lunch. Among the double acts are Alan Street from Avon Bulbs talking about early spring treasures and Tony Kirkham, head of Kew’s arboretum, giving advice on everything to do with trees.
Leading designers Julian and Isobel Bannerman will take you through the making of their gardens while Derry Watkins, of Special Plants nursery, will tempt you to grow plants that are borderline hardy.
Designer Rupert Golby shows how to bring the garden indoors and writer and plantsman Stephen Lacey will suggest plants to introduce scent.
Bog gardens, ponds and how to create and plant them is explained by Timothy Walker, former director of Oxford Botanic Garden, while Telegraph columnist Helen Yemm will be choosing plants for a stunning summer show.
Plantsman Roy Lancaster shares his lifelong passion for plants and Helen Dillon will give an insight into the making of her famous garden in Ireland.
Gardeners can learn how to encourage butterflies into their gardens at a talk in Cheltenham.
Sue Smith, from the Gloucestershire branch of Butterfly Conservation, and Sue Dodd will explain which plants to grow to provide the right nectar for butterflies and moths.
The Gardening for Butterflies and Moths talk, hosted by Charlton Kings in Bloom, is on Thursday April 28 at 7pm in The Stanton Room, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. Admission is £6, to include refreshments. Tickets are available from The Forge newsagent in Charlton Kings and from 01242 521917.
• Charlton Kings in Bloom will host its annual plant fair on May 14 outside the King’s Hall in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.
Perennials, vegetables, herbs and bags of mushroom compost will be available at the event, which runs from 9am to 1pm.