Welcome to South Chilterns Gardening


The South Chilterns Gardening Group was set up in 1997 it covers an area of about a twenty mile radius around High Wycombe, encompassing an area of clay, flint and chalk.


2015/16 membership is £15 per year single or £20 for anyone living at the same address together) this includes a quarterly newsletter, diversified events throughout the year which are discounted for members, opportunity to carry out surveys of local nurseries, products and suppliers, to take part in local trials and also to meet face to face people in your area who love gardening, whether they have a window box or a large garden. If you would like to join please send a cheque made out to South Chilterns Group to Pauline Squire,144 Chartridge Lane, Chesham Bucks. HP5 2RH,


Click here to download an Application form in Microsoft Word.

Click here to download an Application form as a .pdf file.


South Chilterns Gardening sells plants at Farmers' Markets and Boot Sales.  Margaret Wilcox is the co-ordinator e-mail mbwilcox51@tiscali.co.uk.  If you can help at any time please contact Margaret 01628 486497, also if you have plants or produce to sell. It is a very pleasant morning out, if you are free either regularly or just occasionally. 






EVENTS - Summer 2018

N.B. For coach trips, the coach usually has pick up points at Chartridge near Chesham, Beaconsfield (the Greyhound) and Maidenhead (Braywick) depending on the destination.
Tuesday 20th March 2018


By Janet Honour and Patricia Thirion

2.30 at The Fitzwilliam Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW.

£4.00 members and £5.00 non-members

These interesting ladies have an established garden design practice and have

designed and created 6 gardens at Chelsea. I am sure they will be very interesting so

do come along. Tea and Cakes available. Join me for a pub lunch 

Thursday 26th April 2018

Coach trip to RHS Garden Hyde Hall and Furzelea, Bicknacre Road, Danbury,


£30 members - £31.00 non-members..


Leaving Windsor End, Beaconsfield HP9 2SG at 9 o’clock, picking up from the top of my

lane at approx. 9.30.. Hyde Hall can speak for itself but with 300 acres, there will be

something for everybody. We move on to Furzelea after lunch. This wonderful spring

garden has lots to admire! , especially tulips. The Victorian country house is surrounded by a garden designed by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest. The colour coordinated borders and beds are enhanced with topiary, grasses, climbers and many unusual plants. The garden is divided into different themed areas linked by arches and walkways. From the 'Allium Alley' down the camomile steps to the pond and on down to the lower vista.

Monday 11th June 2018

Drive Yourself

to Orchard House, Tower Road, Coleshill, Amersham, HP7 0LB 2.30 p.m.

SCG members £13.00 non-members £14.00 incl. refreshments.


You may like to join us for lunch at The Plough, Winchmore Hill, just 2 miles away.

Please tick the box on the booking form if you wish to do this.

This is a 5 acre garden whose owners are very keen on encouraging wild life with

ponds, a wild flower meadow etc. There are also numerous raised beds and a

vegetable garden.

Thursday 12th July 2018 Possible Coach Trip to Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. Please indicate your interest (or otherwise).
Monday 13th August 2018

Drive Yourself visit to the Deepwood Stud Farm, Henley Road, Stubbings,

Maidenhead, SL6 6QW.

6 o’clock. Cheese & wine and garden visit

SCG Members £11 - non-members £12

4 acres of formal and informal gardens. Small lake with Monet style bridge, other

water features, classical statues, and follies. Woodland walk.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the events, contact Helen.

Helen Turner, Five Acres, Buslins Lane, Chartridge, Chesham. Bucks HP5 2SN

If you require more information you can contact Helen Turner on 01494 782 349 or Fax 01494 785193 or e-mail helenpanda@tiscali.co.uk 

You can also pay by Bank Transfer if you join the group. Click for Application Form

GROUP CONTACTS - if you would like to help with any of the groups contact Helen Turner
Group Co-ordinator Helen Turner helenpanda@tiscali.co.uk
Events Co-ordinator and Newsletter Editor Helen Turner helenpanda@tiscali.co.uk
Membership Pauline Squires        
Surveys Co-ordinator Vacant    
Finance Anne Bligh   
Trials Co-ordinator Liz Kwantes  
Secretary Trisha Lewis  

Click here for a calender of events for local gardening groups