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Cottage gardening
A cottage garden is an informal and increasingly popular style of gardening that mixes traditional design with a mix of ornamental and edible plants. Our gardens flow from historic cottage gardens and estate gardens that used formal designs and plantings of brilliant greenhouse annuals. Flowers were used to fill any spaces in between vegetables. Over time, flowers including traditional flowers like primroses, daisies and flowering herbs came to the fore. Old-fashioned roses that bloomed once a year with rich scents, now vie with modern varieties, climbers, and shrubs providing colour and enjoyment through much of the year.

The Cotswold Cottage Garden Society Group
Our regional group has recently reformed having approximately 20 to 30 members in Gloucestershire. Members and visitors share great enjoyment of their gardens and gardening. We attend talks on a wide range of gardeningĀ topics, enjoy garden visits, and plant sales, and have excellent links with other gardening organisations thanks to our membership of the Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies.

Members receive regular newsletters and updates from our secretary detailing open gardens, plant shows, and meetings.

The Cottage Garden Society  www.thecgs.org.uk

The Cottage Garden Society (CGS) is an informal and friendly society, founded in 1982 to celebrate and protect the cottage garden style and plants.  It brings together amateurs and professionals who share an enthusiasm for this type of gardening.  The National CGS produces a magazine 4 times a year with information and gardening articles for members.  There are over 35 affiliated regional groups, including the Cotswold Group.        

Members receive an A5 magazine quarterly with articles written by members for the benefit and enjoyment of all our members. To join us or enquire please contact: membership@cotswoldcgs.org.uk or click here to see the membership page.