Events and Evening Talks

Our 2022/2023 season is now complete. Details of next season’s talks will be posted soon.

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Dates for your diary:

Details of the following activities will be posted soon:

18 June – Wildflower walk led by Craig Blackwell

16 July – Gerald Stratford (Mr Big Veg) has offered to open his garden to members

29 July – MUWAGA is holding a summer social gathering in Jim and Sandy Bradshaw’s Garden in Green Lane Milton.  Tea/cakes/produce and a garden visit. 2.30pm for charity

What else?

Marrow Competition – Who can grow the biggest marrow?

Why not enter Gerald’s competition?  Big marrows need specialist seeds, so Gerald Stratford will provide 3 special marrow seeds to anyone, young or old, who wants to enter.  You could even get the children/grandchildren involved.  Seeds can be obtained from Gerald ( All details are on page 54 of the April/May Wychwood Magazine.

2022/ 2023 Recent Talks and Events

May 24th 2023

AGM/Cheese and Wine Evening – the last event for the 2022/3 season – Tony’s swan-song as chairman, a fine spread of food and wine, with the usual fun and games over a fiendish quiz set by Joanna and David – another altogether enjoyable social gathering for members and guests.

April 26th 2023

Vanessa Berridge
Subject – “The History and work of the National Gardens Scheme – with particular reference to Gloucestershire”. Included was an illustrated tour of some selected local gardens.

Vanessa always has beautiful photographs.

Summary review here

March 22nd 2023

Harriet Rycroft – former Head Gardener at Whichford Pottery
Subject – “Planting in Containers”

Our speaker was Harriet Rycroft , former Head Gardener at Whichford Pottery, and known as the “queen of containers”. She is now a career gardener and author having written a book entitled ” Pots”, a comprehensive handbook which covers everything you need to know about growing plants in pots all year round, no matter how small or large your space.

See more about Harriet’s book here

February 22nd 2023

Gerald Stratford – Local veg expert
Vegetable growing workshop/Q&A.

This was a very special evening with our local expert Gerald Stratford who regaled us with his stories of a new-found media career which started with him “going viral with his spuds” on social media.

See more here

January 25th 2023

Cheese, Wine and Pate Evening

We enjoyed a fine social evening in Milton Village Hall, with a cheese/pate supper and wine, a quiz and a raffle – all excellently arranged by committee members.

November 23rd 2022

Julie Ritchie – Hoo House Nursery
Subject – “Winter into Spring Plans”

For this meeting,  Julie Ritchie from Hoo House Nursery entertained us with a walk-through of a fine variety of plants which give colour and interest throughout the winter months.

A review appears here

October 26th 2022

Henry Astor – Bruern Farms
– “Land Cultivation and Wellbeing in the 21st Century”

Read a summary here

September 28th 2022

Craig Blackwell – former County Ecologist
Subject -“Flowers in the Cotswolds”

Read a summary here.

2021/ 2022 Season of Talks and Events

Summary of events for 2021/2 season is here >>