Wye Garden Society

Our Meetings

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month, January - March, May & June and September - November. Our Annual Plant Sale is held in St Briavels in late April. 

We meet alternately in Brockweir and St Briavels. We take a break from regular meetings during the summer months. We hold our AGM in November. 

Everyone is always welcome to our meetings (visitors £5.) 

See our full programme for 2024


We have supported the welfare of our local bees with annual grants which encouraged new people to take up beekeeping, from 2009 to 2019. 


Our 2023 project aimed  to encourage people who wanted to plant trees, to plant them in the right places and for the right reasons: for example, creating or extending a hedgerow, replacing diseased trees or attracting more wildlife to their garden. 



OUR NEXT MEETING:  Friday 24 May

Ken Thompson on Soil

We welcome back Kem Thompson to our May meeting in St Briavvels School Hall. 

Ken is a plant ecologist who spent most of his career at Sheffield University. He still writes and lectures extensively, including teaching on the Kew Horticulture Diploma. He has written regularly in the Telegraph and recently for Gardens Illustrated, as well as books on gardening and popular science. 

His is latest book, on Britain's commonest plants, was published in 2023. He was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Veitch Memorial Medal in 2016, for his contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture. 

Ken will talk about soil, the importance of which is increasingly understood by all who work with the land. What is soil, how does it work, and what are the implications for gardeners? 

Friday, 24 May. 7.30pm. All welcome. Visitors £5