About us



We are a lively group of local gardeners, who meet regularly from September to June. We meet on the fourth Monday in the month, at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham. The meetings begin at 7:30pm and usually end at about 9:00pm. We have a very varied programme with interesting speakers and workshops. In the summer we have a local afternoon or evening visit and a day trip.

The annual subscription is £10 and is collected at the September meeting. Members pay £1 each time they attend a meeting. Tea or coffee and biscuits are included at the end of each session.

Visitors are very welcome at our meetings at a cost of £3 per visit.

Each year our programme includes at least one workshop and a demonstration. In October 2018, Eleanor Griffiths showed us how to make a 'flower' arrangement for Halloween using a pumpkin. This was followed by a workshop where members were able to 'have a go' themselves with very interesting results.




Christmas Tree(1) 2018
Christmas Tree Festival 2018

The Gardening Club was delighted to take part once again in Frodsham's Christmas Tree Festival at the Methodist Church. Our entry this year was really a combined  effort. The theme was 'Snowflakes and Spirals' and members were asked to make decorations and bring them to the November meeting. Everyone was very pleased with the stunning result.


'Rosewood,' Puddington, The Wirral, April 2019
'Rosewood,' Puddington, The Wirral, April 2019


In January 2019, we enjoyed a talk entitled 'Plant Hunting In S.E. Tibet' given by Ted Brabin accompanied by his wife Angela. In April 2019 we were delighted to be able to visit their garden at Puddington, on the Wirral, where we saw the results of his plant hunting and propagation.

In May the annual day trip was to Ashwood Nurseries, near Wolverhampton. After a lovely journey through the Cheshire countryside, we were treated to a guided tour of John's Garden. This is the private garden of John Massey who is the owner of the nursery and the winner of many gold awards at Chelsea for his hellebores.

The young head gardener who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and inspirational.

It was a treat to see Ashwood Nurseries featured a few weeks later on a TV programme by Carol Klein. It showed Ashwood during the four seasons of the year and was fascinating.

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John’s Garden, Ashwood 2019


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John’s Garden, Ashwood 2019
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John’s Garden, Ashwood 2019

Every year the Gardening Club has a competition for members. In June 2019, everyone was asked to bring a single bloom from their garden in a suitable container. The result was a wonderfully varied display of summer flowers.

Single Bloom Competition Entries 2019

On the way home we visited Dobbies near Shrewsbury, for refreshments and retail therapy.

This was altogether a lovely day out.

Maureens At Dobbies 2019
The Maureens at Dobbies 2019




The worthy winner was Norma Duncan, who is pictured below with her winning entry.

Single Bloom Competition Winner 2019



At most of our meetings we have a charity table where members have the opportunity to buy and sell extra plants and gardening 'bits and bobs'. The proceeds from the sales for 2018-2019 have been donated to the new RHS garden, RHS Bridgewater at Salford.

In February 2020 Frodsham Gardening Club will become an affiliated member of the RHS.


Jenny Penny

Members receive a 10% discount on items bought from the local flower shop below on presentation of their membership card:

Flowers by Jenny Penny

1C Pollard Buildings,

Church Street,



Landline: 01928 730221

Mobile: 07704 311341

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Members also receive a 10% discount on items bought from our local garden centre on presentation of their membership card: