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Welcomes both 'new shoots' and 'old perennials'! You don't have to be a whizz at gardening to enjoy our meetings, held in East Hagbourne Pavilion.


Contact: Sally Barksfield

Hagbourne Garden Club holds regular monthly meetings from September to April on the fourth Thursday of the Month. We invite external speakers to cover a range of gardening topics.

Meetings are held at the East Hagbourne Pavilion, Great Mead, East Hagbourne. Doors are open from 7pm for homemade cake, tea and coffee before the talk at 7.30 pm.

There are two visits to interesting Gardens in the summer months.

A Plant Sale with hot drinks, a cake stall and raffle is held every May (25th May 2024 tbc). Everyone is welcome to come to buy plants and bring plants for sale.

We welcome new members and membership is £18 a year (£30 a couple). Meetings are open to everyone, free to members and £5 to visitors.

If you would like to join – please contact Sally Barksfield 01235 352275, or email .

Programme for this year: HGC Speakers List September 2023 to April 2024



Date Speaker Topic Description
Thu-Sep-28, 2023 Ray Broughton  

Trees and Shrubs for the Small Garden


Thu-Oct-26, 2023


Gerry Tissier


Gardening for Pollinators

Thu-Nov-23, 2023 Robert Harvey  


Travels in search of remarkable plants




Mountains, deserts, wetlands and forests are diverse and challenging environments for wild plants. Recounting plant hunting in six continents this talk presents extraordinary flora in their natural habitats.
Thu-Jan-25, 2024 Cathy Cornish  

Designing and planting a small garden


Creating a sanctuary in your garden with thoughtful design and planting

Thu-Feb-22, 2024 Ben Pope Creating Movement Whilst Frozen Still  

A seasonal talk looking at the winter garden and how to achieve movement and interest during the cold winter months

Thu-Mar-28, 2024 Harriet Rycroft  

Gardening in a Beautiful Zoo – The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Thu-Apr-25, 2024 Timothy Walker  

Two for the price of one- plants with at least two attractive features


Particularly useful for small gardens for maximum impact and value from the plants we can grow

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