The Cheshire Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from September to April at the Toft Cricket Club, Knutsford, WA16 8QP: this can be found on the Chelford Road out of Knutsford (A537 to Macclesfield).
We have a variety of visiting speakers: Collection Holders, Head Gardeners, Nurserymen etc. Many bring plants for sale. Details of talks for 2016/17 are given on the Events page. Non-members are welcome and pay a Visitor’s fee of £3.00.
In the summer occasional visits to Gardens are arranged. In addition, there are two major activities organized by the Group. The first is the Cheshire Group Plant Fair which is held at Rode Hall (www.rodehall.co.uk), Scholars Green, Cheshire on the second or third Sunday in May. The other is preparing a display for the RHS Tatton Show in July. In 2016 we were awarded a Silver Medal to add to 2 Golds, a Silver Gilt and 3 Silvers in previous years. This is an important ‘shop window’ for Plant Heritage and National Collection Holders, as the display principally consists of plants from National Collections. The Cheshire Group also sells plants, grown by its members, at the Show. In addition we participate in each of the Arley Hall Spring Plant Fair in April and the Summer Garden Festival in June.