We are an active society promoting a range of different activities for everyone interested in gardening. We host monthly talks provided by gardening experts. Details of talks for 2023 are under the Programme page. Details of any visits arranged can be found under Society Trips .

Our next “meeting” will be on 13th December and will be a repeat of our usual Xmas informal get together making a Christmas table decoration based on a star. Members and visitors are asked to bring some greenery and any accessories they require.

There was also an opportunity for members to meet up for a social get-together at Codsall and Wergs Garden Centre on the morning of November 8th. This was very successful and most members did some Christmas shopping and several will be making their own crackers with the kits they bought! The general view was that it was nice to meet in the day and not have to drive in the dark and cold at night in the winter months. There is another Zoom meeting in February so another social met-up will be planned for the morning of that meeting.

The last meeting of the Society was a ZOOM talk in conjunction with the Tender Shoots Garden Network given by Andrew Mikolajski entitled Do your roots need doing? Andrew gave a well informed talk, well supported with slides demonstrating his points. Interesting that he feels gardeners shouldn’t worry about chopping roots off when repotting or moving plants. A certain amount of root pruning is good for the plants as they send out lots of new roots from the cutting point.

The Society is affiliated to the Tender Shoots Garden Network who have just restarted their Zoom talks after their summer break. Details of any new talks will be shown on the Tender Shoots page.

ONLINE COMPETITIONS The winners of the November competition have now been announced and details of the December competition released. All details on the ONLINE COMPETITION page.

Winter Frost

As we approach the shortest day of the year in December you will need work to keep you warm outside, such as digging and tree pruning. Check your winter protection and if you have a greenhouse make sure the heater is working. Hopefully there are not too many jobs left to do this year so you will have time for some fireside garden planning.

. ….. The Royal Horticultural Society and BBC Gardeners World websites give reminders of jobs that need doing this month.


New members and visitor are always welcome. Talks are free to members and £4 to non members. Membership details are on the Membership page along with details of member discounts available at local retailers/nurseries. A map showing how to find us at Beckminster Church Hall and meeting times are shown on the Find us pages.

The Gallery and Links page has links to other useful websites. Including the Plant Hunters Fair calendar and Shropshire Historic Churches open gardens.

Get in touch today!

For all general enquiries, Telephone: Caroline 01902 713970 or email: wolverhamptonhortsoc@gmail.com

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