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 have also supported the welfare of our local BeesOur annual grant award scheme, which encouraged 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. The Scheme is currently suspended.


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. We hold our AGM in November. 

Click here to see our full programme for 2020

Missed a meeting? Brief reports of our monthly meetings are published in Village News, our parish mag for Brockweir, Hewelsfield & St Briavels. Find 2020 Reports here



Our NEXT MEETING is on 23 October and will again be via Zoom.

Pauline Pears: Composting

Pauline was editor of Garden Organic magazine for 28 years. She has written several books and was a co-presenter of 'All Muck and Magic' and 'More Muck and Magic' - organic gardening programme on Channel 4. 

She established an organic gardening advisory service for HDRA (now Garden Organic.) 

Since 2013, she has pursued a freelance career in writing, training and educating - in all aspects of organic gardening. 

Members will receive a link by email to join the meeting. Non-members who'd like to attend should email wyegardensociety@gmail.com for joining information