The Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society evolved out of local support for The Wyche and Upper Colwall Home and Garden Show which was originally held in 1942 as part of the holiday at home scheme. The show continues as the Society’s annual summer event, the only break being in 2001 due to Foot and Mouth Disease.
We pride ourselves upon the friendly atmosphere at our meetings and other events. Members are able to hear and meet top class speakers drawn from all over the UK. As a bonus, within our ranks, we have a number of professional horticulturalists and experienced gardeners, who are always willing to offer advice to fellow members. Our society has its roots firmly in the gardening community on the western side of the Malvern Hills but has always attracted members from much further afield in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Each Autumn the Percy Picton Memorial Lecture is given by a notable personality in the gardening world. The Percy Picton Memorial Fund is a registered charity, initiatted by the society as a tribute to the work of their late president. The charity gives financial support to local students at Pershore Horticultural College.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month in Colwall Village Hall.
Talks start at 7:30pm, unless otherwise stated, but come early to benefit from free tea and coffee and an opportunity to make and meet friends and discuss your gardening interests and questions.
The annual membership fee is £12 per member, payable in January.
Visitors are always welcome to attend meetings at a charge of £4.
A special ticket must be purchased for the Percy Picton Memorial Lecture.
President: Mr Paul Picton
Chairman: Mr Hugh Thomas
Treasurer: Ms Helen Johnstone
Secretary: Mrs Joan Wright
Membership Secretary: Mrs Meg Taylor
Programme Secretaries: Mr Hugh Thomas/Mr Tim Beaumont
Mrs Linda Hughes
Mrs Gillian Lowder
Mrs Sharon Maiden
Mrs Lynne Mitchell
Mrs Angela Thompson
Mrs Geraldine Yates
Mr D Hodgson
Miss B Richardson
Mrs S Nicholls
Mrs M Roberts
Mrs P Paul
Miss H Picton
Mr D Taft
Mrs R Tebbett
Mrs M White