About Us

The Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society is a group of enthusiastic gardeners and plant lovers. We enjoy visiting  gardens and finding out about gardens up and down the country usually from the people who garden them. We also like to learn more about plants from plantsmen and women and nursery growers.

Each month,  members and visitors are able to hear and meet top class speakers drawn from all over the UK.  As a bonus, we have a number of professional horticulturalists and experienced gardeners, who are always willing to offer advice to fellow members.  Our society has its roots firmly in the gardening community on the western side of the Malvern Hills but attracts members from much further afield in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We hope that you will find a warm welcome when you visit.

Once a year the Society holds an extra special talk known as the Percy Picton Memorial Lecture. Previous speakers include James Alexander-Sinclair, Carol Klein, Fergus Garrett, Christine Walkden and Chris Beardshaw to name a few. This is held to raise money for The Percy Picton Memorial Fund. More details about the Fund and Lecture are available on the PPMF/L page.


Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month in Colwall Village Hall.

Talks start at 7:30pm, unless otherwise stated, but come any time after 7 o’clock to enjoy a free tea or coffee and an opportunity to make and meet friends and discuss your gardening interests and questions.

Between the months of March to September, we have a plant stall. Members bring plants to sell and all proceeds go to the PPMF. This is a great opportunity to pick up some lovely plants at a very reasonable price and to chat with other members.

.At our April meeting we hold The Michael Jefferson -Brown Competition. This is for members only; there are two classes

  1. Pot or container of growing flowering bulbs, corms or tubers
  2. Vase or container of cut flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers.

One entry per person per class. Entries are judged on quality and presentation. The trophy is awarded for the best overall exhibit.

At our PPML in October, we hold The Ernest Ballard Aster Competition.

One entry per person of a vase of Michaelmas Daises, preferably mixed varieties. The trophy is awarded for the best exhibit.