Cirencester's Gardening Club

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society est. 1877


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We have been in existence for over 130 years as a community of gardening enthusiasts coming together to share knowledge, experience and friendship.

Meeting the second Thursday of each month between September and May we have many  interesting events including:

Seasonal parties
Annual shows
Gardening advice

Other than breaks during the 1st and 2nd World Wars and a brief period in the 1950's our horticultural society has been a continuous inspiration for many gardeners in the local area.


Cirencester’s Gardening Club

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society


On August 11th the club hosted it’s 43rd Annual Show at the Stratton School and Village Halls.

For the first time, we moved the date away from the August Bank Holiday Monday due to so many other activities that are on at this time, for the first time there was not an event on the adjacent school playing field, for the first time we served homemade tea’s and set up a Tombola for fun prizes.

Despite very unsettled weather leading up to the show, and our show changes, we had a very successful show. A good number of entries were exhibited in the 64 classes including vegetables, fruit, flowers, photography, floral art, home economics, handicrafts and children’s, made for a very colourful display. At the end of the show Trophies were awarded and presented for the best exhibits.

Our new year starts on Thursday 12th September  7.30pm at Stratton Village Hall.  Membership renewals are now due, to the Membership Secretary Mrs V Timbers. We will have a talk by Sue & Sue entitled “ Wildflowers of the Cotswolds”.  The first competition for members is a vase of flowers. The overall winner for last years competitions was Mr S Butler. All are Welcome.

Cirencester’s Gardening Club

Stratton & Baunton Horticultural Society


In July, members and guests enjoyed our last outing for this season with a Boat trip from Upton on Severn  to Tewkesbury and then a short trip to the Cotswold Lavender Farm near Broadway, for a cream tea. Having lovely Summer sunshine was a bonus as well as seeing birds on the  river Seven , the wealth of historic properties in Tewkesbury and the Abbey plus the  heady smells of lavender at the farm and in our scones.

We had a successful  coffee morning and plant sale in June and members will have a garden party on the 28th July.

Lastly, the club has its 43rd Annual Show. Open to the public with 64 different classes to enter from vegetables, flowers, craft, photography and cookery. There is a change of date for us this year,  it is now to be held on Sunday 11th August but still at the Stratton School and Village Halls. Schedules to enter the show are available at the Stratton Store, The Plough Inn and Austins.  Doors are open to the public at 1.30pm after judging has taken place and homemade teas will be available.

We are looking forward to another busy show and then the start of our new season on 12th September 2019 at 7.30pm. Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month with talks and activities at Stratton Village Hall, all are welcome





We have discounts on gardening items including seeds and plants.