Gardening Group



The Gardening Group meets on the third Monday of each month (except August and December/January) at 2.30pm. On these dates the Group either visits to gardens and gardening centres, or meets to discuss gardening issues among itself and exchange tips and experiences. 



Members contribute to incidental costs such as entrance fees, room hire etc as required


Next Events 


Visit to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

5 Jul 2018   Click here for Events and Outings page

 Group garden visit to

Denton House, Oxford 

16 Jul 2018 14.30 hrs 

Meet at Denton House

(Parking on drive of house)

 Group garden visit to

Abbots House, Winslow

20 Aug 2018 14.30 hrs 

Meet at Abbots House, Winslow

(Parking in town centre and adjacent streets)



Group Notice 


Monday 16th July at 2.30pm – Denton House, Denton, Oxford, OX44 9JF

Large walled garden surrounds a Georgian mansion (not open), with shaded areas, walks, topiary and many interesting mature trees.  Large lawns and herbaceous borders and rose beds.  The windows in the wall were taken in 1864 from Brasenose College Chapel and Library.  Wild garden and a further walled fruit garden.

Entrance Fee £9.00 which includes tea and cake.

Please send me an email or give me a call if you wish to attend. 

Doreen Barker on 01844 290377  or 

Monday 20th August at 2.30pm – Abbots House, 10 Church Street, Winslow, MK18 3AN

Gardens on different levels divided into four; courtyard near house with arbour, pond with waterfall and pots; woodland garden with rose gazebo and swimming pool; garden with grasses; walled Victorian kitchen garden with glasshouses, potager; fruit pergola, wall trained fruit, many Mediterranean plants and recent meadow planting spring bulbs in April, a major feature in wild areas and woodland.  Late spring bulbs, water feature and many pots.  Experimental wild areas.  Some sculptures.  Partial wheelchair access, garden levels accessed by steps.

Entrance Fee £4.00 refreshments tbc.

Please send me an email or give me a call if you wish to attend. 

Doreen Barker on 01844 290377  or 

Any other U3A members who have any interest in any aspect of gardening are invited to join the group.

There are no meetings of the Gardening Group in January, August or December  



Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Doreen Barker on 01844 290377  or