The Patcham Gardening Network is a group of local gardening enthusiasts who meet once a month to share and enhance our gardening knowledge. We invite experts to give talks and workshops, and organise trips to gardens and plant fairs. We are building a community for local gardeners of all abilities to indulge their passion further.
Membership is open to all at £24 per year. Please join us! If you would like to read about all that we achieved in our first year, please take a look at our Annual Report 2022/23.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th September when Richard Higgins from Good Garderners will talk to us about pesky pests and diseases. We are also taking part in the RHS Big Food Share’s Give Away Your Glut initiative at this meeting. Do you have too much of anything you grew this year? If so, bring it along on Wednesday and we will donate it to a local food charity.
Full details of all of our speaking events can be found on our Events page.
Our garden visits have really got going this year. Thank you to PGN member Maria for opening up her garden to us in June. We enjoyed a fantastic private tour of Town Place Garden near Sheffield Park, and a tour of the fabulous Sussex Prairie Garden in Henfield, led by their co-creator, Pauline McBride. Take a look at our Garden Visits page to see more details of these trips - we will be adding more in 2024.
Wildflower Guardians wanted!
Are you already familiar with some of the wild flowers which grow on chalk grassland?
Are you able to travel to Stanmer Park, Waterhall and other locations in and around Brighton & Hove?
Are you often free on Thursdays twice a month between 10am and 2pm and keen to help restore chalk grassland across the city?
If you answered yes to these questions the Wildflower Guardians need your help! Please register your interest with a brief email to [email protected] .