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. Find our full programme for 2017 here

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.  Since 2009, we have given grants to new beekeepers to help with the necessary costs of setting up a beehive within the parishes of St. Briavels and Brockweir and Hewelsfield. 

Bees, and other pollinating insects, seem to be forever in the news, for lots of good reasons and there is a greater realisation of the important role that bees play in ecology. 
See our Bee Project page for more information and also our Facebook page: 

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. 

Find our full programme for 2017 here

Missed a meeting? Brief reports of our monthly meetings are published in Village News, our parish mag for Brockweir, Hewelsfield & St Briavels. Find Full Reports for 2017 here 

Our next meeting: 


Julie trained as a Landscape Architect. She designed and built gardens until starting the excellent Hoo House Nursery, near Tewkesbury, 30 years ago. The nursery specialises in Perennials and Alpine plants which, since 2001, are grown peat-free. 

On 27 October, 7.30pm at Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir, Julie will talk about Hardy Geraniums - the tried and tested to the new and worthwhile varieties.

All welcome. Non-members £5