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Mickleton allotment co-operative

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

April has brought the commencement of the fourth season, which, after a very wet period in early March, has seen the allotments dry out to the extreme on the surface. Twelve plots are in use by the co-operative, leaded by a growing number of participants, each receiving fresh vegetables and flowers for their efforts - payment in kind on a sharing basis. A portion of the produce is given to various inhabitants of Mickleton, just for the pleasure of giving.

A Memorable Year for Ebrington Gardening Club

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The president of the club, Doug Drinkwater, was impressed by the number of members attending the AGM of Ebrington gardening club. It had been a good year for meetings and evenings out. The visit to the gardens at Compton Scorpion in June was particularly memorable for him as he had visited it many years ago and recalled the taste of the apples and the mulberries there.

Hidcote goes to Chelsea

Hidcote Manor Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The Centenary of the Arts and Crafts style garden is being celebrated this year.

In 1907 the estate was purchased by Gertrude Winthrop and her son, Major Lawrence Johnston started to create the garden from scratch.

The anniversary is being celebrated with a Hidcote inspired garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which starts on May 22nd.

Hidcote Head Gardener Glyn Jones and his team will be building the garden which has been designed by TV gardener Chris Beardshaw.

The Cotswold Way becomes a National Trail

May Day Holiday - the Cotswold Way becomes a National Trail

The Cotswold Way follows the escarpment from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath Abbey in the south, a distance of 102 miles(164k).

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