Bussage, Brownshill, Chalford Hill and Eastcombe

Hilltop Gardening Club

Affiliated to the RHS and Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies


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Text Box: Open Gardens

About the Club

Text Box: The Hilltop Gardening Club was inaugurated in 1987. Most of its members live in the hilltop villages of Bussage, Brownshill, Chalford Hill and Eastcombe.

The Club’s aims are:
To bring together gardening enthusiasts
To further members’ knowledge in all aspects of gardening
To provide a varied programme of talks and events throughout the year
To contribute to the organisation of the NGS Open Gardens event

Open Gardens


Each May Bank Holiday weekend, a dozen or so gardeners in our villages open their gardens to the public on Sunday and Monday as part of the National Gardens Open Gardens Scheme. The Hilltop Club organises the weekend on behalf of the NGS. We usually attract several hundred visitors from the south-west and beyond to admire the wide range of hilltop gardens—whether cottage, informal, landscaped, large or small—to be found around our beautiful location. Visitors can also enjoy the legendary tea, scones and cakes on sale in the Village Hall (thanks to the WI for helping us with the teas), and browse the plants for sale. from stalls in the hall courtyard.

Text Box: Talks, Visits and Holiday Weekend

The Club has a varied programme of events throughout the year—monthly  talks and demonstrations on gardening-related topics, social events, local garden visits, a four-day tour of gardens in other parts of the country and a coach outing to an important and interesting garden nearer to home.
Text Box: Hilltop Gardening Club Home Page
Text Box: Our Autumn Show will be held this year on Saturday 9 September in Eastcombe Village Hall from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm. The flower and vegetable classes are for everyone and should not deter anyone from entering—many winners in the past 25 years have been novice gardeners! There are also home produce, photography and children’s classes. Schedules and entry forms appear on this site in mid-summer.

Show entries are open to all-comers, and we especially invite local allotment holders to enter. We are hoping for lots of entries from club members! Entry fees are just 20p per class—free for children.

Click here to go to the show schedule and entry form.
Text Box: Annual Show 2017
Text Box: Click here to see selected photos of gardens open in 2016
Text Box: Autumn Show
Text Box: £3,950 raised for charity this year!
Huge thanks to our garden openers and our many helpers!