Entry Form

And hopefully when you’ve had a chance to read through the schedule you’ll need the entry form: 69th Show Entry Form 2012

Looking forward to seeing the outcome of everyone’s hard work in August.



Hanley Garden Fair and Cafe

This might be of interest to people.

Garden Fair and Cafe


2nd June 2012 10:00 – 12:00 noon


Hanley Swan Village Hall

Come and join us for an enjoyable morning in the village hall. You will be entertained by musicians whilst sampling the delights of the cafe.

There will be the following:

  • Specialist plants stalls
  • Garden accessories stall
  • Garden book Stall
  • Gardener’s Royal Benevolent Society
  • Flower arranger’s accessories

Demonstrations by Malvern floral art club organised by Hanley’s Garden club and Hanley’s wine Cooperative.

To book a stall or for further information ring 01684311931

The April Meeting

Our April meeting was held at the end of the amazing spell of early spring weather and included the Michael Jefferson-Brown bulb competition which was won this year by Diane Hodgson with a beautiful vase of mixed daffodils.

Our information table contained many leaflets and booklets with details of the various local horticultural events we can enjoy in the next weeks and months including plant fairs, talks and open gardens.

The schedule for this year’s Show will be available on the blog soon.

 Our speaker was Margaret Thrower, eldest daughter of the late Percy Thrower known to many of us as ‘The Nation’s Head Gardener’. Margaret was an excellent speaker and gave us a detailed and very well illustrated insight into three generations of her family. Both her grandfathers had been head gardeners and we were shown photos of the beautiful houses that went with the job. Percy started with his father then moved on to the Royal Gardens at Windsor, Leeds Parks Department and Derby (during the war) before moving to Shrewsbury and renovating the Dell Gardens. After his untimely death in 1988, Margaret and her two sisters ran the Garden Centre he created.

At our next meeting on 7 May our speaker will be Glenis Dyer on ‘Clematis – the Ultimate Social Climber’. At that meeting we will be holding our annual bring and buy plant stall and we were asked to arrive with our contributions (labelled if possible) by 7pm.


Margaret White

Hello all!

Welcome to the blog site for the Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society. Keep up to date with the speakers that are due to come, and those that have been, as well as plant sale info, changes to the programme, and of course the annual show details.

For those of you that aren’t members. We’re a group of plant and garden enthusiasts who meet on the first Monday of the month in Colwall village hall. The meetings start at 7pm with tea and coffee, and a catchup with fellow members. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meetings, membership is £10 for the year or there is a £3.50 visitor fee if you just want to come along to a certain meeting. More details on the programme will follow.

Tomorrow evening’s talk is ‘Gardening through the generations’ by Margaret Thrower the renowned Percy Thrower’s daughter.

Happy gardening to one and all.