Programme for 2021/22

Village Hall Club Nights
From October 2021, we hope to return to Village Hall Club Nights, following our Produce Show being  held on Sunday 12th September as part of the larger Village Show (see schedule tab above to view classes). 
Here is our Programme for the 2021/22 season: 

September 12th 2021       Produce Show at Village Show (Schedule on                                             website)


October 5th  2021     PS.  AGM 7.30-8.00pm (doors open 7pm) followed                            by:

                                         Liz Taylor ‘The Work of the Woodland Trust’


November 2nd 2021 PS   'Mr Bob Brown 'Brightening up the Garden in                                              November'


December 7th 2021          Xmas Event with seasonal buffet & quiz with                                              Philip Aubrey


                                          Members are asked to bring a plate of savoury
                                          or sweet food, prepared ready to serve. 
                                          Mulled wine will be provided but please bring                                              any other drinks you may prefer. 


January 4th 2022    WE    Steven Desmond: Within these Walls’ The                                                 kitchen garden.


February 1st  2022  WE   Jeff Soulsby: ‘Roses and What to Grow With                                              Them’


March 1st  2022      PS    Diane Clement: ‘A Garden for All Seasons’


April  5th 2022        PS    Dr Keith Ferguson: ‘The Hidden World of                                                     Pollen Grains


May 3rd  2022         PS    Simon Gulliver: ‘Arts & Crafts Gardens


May 17th 2022                 Visit to the Motte Garden Hunningham

                                         CV339DS  -  6.30pm


June 7th 2022                  Day trip to the award-winning gardens at two                                             venues - Hodnett Hall & Wollerton Old Hall



June 21st 2022                Evening visit to Admington Hall garden


July 5th   2022                 Members-only Summer Garden Party –                                                      6.30 for 7pm

                                        Venue tbc

                                        Members are asked to bring a plate of sweet                                              or savoury food, ready to serve. Wine and soft                                            drinks will be provided.


Key:  PS Plant Stall     WE White Elephant Stall


On Club nights, the Village Hall is open from 7.30pm with refreshments available, Covid restrictions permitting. Annual Membership is £12, visitors £5 on the night. For further details please see website or ‘phone Gillie Waldron on 01789 731830.


Tender Shoots Garden Club

During Covid restrictions preventing meetings indoors, we joined forces with Tender Shoots Garden Club network to offer regular garden talks via Zoom. These will continue to be avaiable, in addition to our indoor meetings, for the foreseeable future. The TSGN talks list is as follows:

(Some previous talks are available to view on the TSGCN YouTube page, including the Head Curator RHS Bridgewater talk, Chelsea Gold Medal winner Katherine Crouch, Wildflower talk and Auricula talk, so if you've missed any, or can't join in live on any date below, catch up on YouTube.
Dates of meetings (7.15pm for 7.30 start unless otherwise stated)

Aug 17th Tue - Dr Ian Bedford, Research Entomologist: 'Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Control or Conserve?'

Sep 1st Wed.  Peter Moore: Buddleia

Sep 8th Wed.  John Baker (Nat Collection Holder): Heavenly Hostas

Sep 16th Thur. John & Gail West, Shores Nursery: Grasses

Sep 22nd Wed. Glenn Duggan: The Fantastic Flora of Australia

Oct 13th Wed. Vic Aspland: A Brighter side of Winter

Oct 20th Wed: Afternoon talk from Joe Tierney: Life and Gardens of Capability Brown

Nov 11th Thur. Doug Stewart: Winter Thrillers

Dec 2nd Thur. TBC

Dec 8th Wed. Christmas quiz: Gardening themed fun with an individual round & a group/interclub round.


There are two ways to join our meetings: 
1) The simplest way is to go to our YouTube page when the talk is about to start (either 7.30pm or 2.30pm) as we simultaneously stream the meeting Live on YouTube.  To join,  just click this link    or search YouTube for the 'Tender Shoots Garden Club Network' and then click on our yellow logo.  The advantage of YouTube Live is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, you can pause, rewind & skip any bits & still ask questions to the speaker via YouTube chat box.
2) If you wish to join the zoom meeting directly, please contact Gillie in advance ( and she will give you the Meeting ID and Passcode to enter on the start screen which you can access via this link:  It's the same login for all meetings.
(Please do NOT post zoom details on the internet or Facebook.)