Who We Are

Brockweir, Hewelsfield and St. Briavels Garden Society is a friendly group of enthusiastic gardeners who meet above the Wye Valley in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Area Location map.

Each month we either have a speaker, event or an arranged group visit which allows members to socialise and exchange ideas. If you would like to join the society, you will be most welcome. Email wyegardensociety@gmail.com 

Supporting our local Bees

We also support the welfare of our local Bees. Our annual grant award scheme, which encourages new people to take up beekeeping, has been running since 2009 and awarded at least one grant each year since then. In 2018, we were able to award two grants, thanks to the very generous support of St Briavels Turbine Community Resilience Fund. This meant that Kerry Wynne has started to keep bees near Bream and Matt Jones in St Briavels

Links
https://www.facebook.com/groups/deanforestbeekeepers/ 
https://www.facebook.com/ResilientEnergy/

See our Bee Project page for information



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 at Mackenzie Hall, in Brockweir and the Pavilion, St Briavels. We take a break from regular meetings during the summer months. In July, we visit a garden and we hold our annual American Supper for members in August, at Mackenzie Hall. We hold our AGM in November. 

Click here to see our full programme for 2019

Missed a meeting? Brief reports of our monthly meetings are published in Village News, our parish mag for Brockweir, Hewelsfield & St Briavels. Find Reports for 2018 here 


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NEWS & FUTURE EVENTS

Our Summer Visit - Delightful Daylilies!

We are visiting Newhope Gardens Daylilies, in Colebatch, Shropshire on the afternoon of Friday 19 July, where owner Mark Zenick’s talk will be followed by a leisurely stroll among the blooming daylily beds, as well as tea and his wife’s legendary homemade cakes. 

There is no charge for entry to the nursery or for the talk. Tea and cake will be £3pp. Travel will be by shared cars. 

Open to non-members - If you would like to join this visit, email wyegardensociety@gmail.com by Friday 5 July at the latest


You can find out more about Mark and his fabulous nursery, which was featured on Gardeners’ World in 2015, at www.newhopegardens.com  

Image: Hemerocallis 'Avon Crystal Rose'