Gardening

Horticultural Society
Garden Club
Steeple Aston Church Allotments Association


The Horticultural Society

The Horticultural Society has been established in Steeple and Middle Aston for well over 100 years. It organises two shows each year. The first is the Spring Show, usually staged during March and the second is the Annual Flower Show held every August Bank Holiday Monday in a marquee on the recreation field and in the village hall.

There are classes for all skills and abilities from flower arranging to photography, classes for children, cookery and handicraft and, of course, flowers and vegetables.

The Annual Show also incorporates a Fun Dog Show, entertainment for all ages, stalls and some superb teas. It is without doubt, the largest and best show to be found in North Oxfordshire.

People of all ages and skills are encouraged to enter the shows. Contact Richard for more information.

Download the 2017 Summer Show results  here

Download the 2017 Spring Show results here

Contact
Richard Preston, Chairman
Tel: 01869 340512
Email: richard.preston5@btopenworld.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Steeple-Aston-Middle-Aston-Horticultural-Society-1266250533387466/

Other local horticultural societies
Wolvercote Horticultural Society – see www.wolvercote.org/Horticultural/Horticultural.htm

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Steeple Aston Garden Club

Steeple Aston Garden Club is an extremely friendly and active group that has been in existence for seven years. In the winter they meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December) in the village hall at 7.45 for 8pm. They have speakers on a diverse range of subjects, some with slides, some not. The talks range from plant hunting, pruning, garden visiting, to question and answer sessions, quizzes and a wide range of other garden related topics.

In the summer months of May, June and July they visit gardens usually by special arrangement. They generally drive themselves but there are occasional coach trips. They don’t generally meet in August or September.

Membership is open to all; no skills are required, just an interest in gardening and gardens. The cost of membership is £10 per household per year, but there may be additional charges for garden visits. They will be delighted to welcome new members. To join the club, just turn up to a meeting, or phone Richard.

For reports of recent meetings and visits, please click here.

Contact
Richard Preston, Chairman
Tel: 01869 340512
Email: richard.preston5@btopenworld.com
Margaret Mason, Secretary
Tel: 01869 340485
Anne Bonwick, Treasurer
Tel: 01869 347430

To read the Garden Club Newsletter which includes details of forthcoming events and member discounts, please click here.

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Steeple Aston Church Allotments Association

SACAA aims are to promote the use of the Church allotments, to encourage biodiversity, and to work with other local gardening organisations.

The Association manages the allotment site and organises social and fund-raising activities throughout the year. These include a stall at the Spring and Summer Flower Shows, BBQ’s and other outdoor events.

There are full and half allotments available from time to time. Current annual charges are £25 for a full plot, and for any smaller plot, £12.50, including water charges.

For further information or to express an interest, please contact their Allocation Officer or visit their website.

Contact
Allocation Officer: Stuart Walton
Tel: 01869 347300
Website: www.sacaa.co.uk

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