Astons Outdoors


Welcome to the Astons Outdoors web-page.

In these very strange times that we find ourselves, we hope that you are all staying safe and trying to keep yourselves busy. See below for our new socially distanced initiatives!!

ASTONS OUTDOORS' MAY SPRING PLANT SALE: 

Many, many thanks to all of you fabulous people that came to the Astons Outdoors plant sale and donated way more than the guide price for the plants, some of you even donated for plants that you didn’t really want! We managed to raise a fantastic £389 for SeeSaw which was an amazing amount for the few plants that we had to sell. Well done all of you, you deserve to be proud of yourselves.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

THE FOLLOWING TALK WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE:  

Dr. Stephen Head. “Wildlife Gardening - Myths and realities” 

Stephen worked as an academic ecologist and zoologist at Oxford University, and in universities in Jamaica and Oman. He subsequently ran large conservation charities before volunteering nearly full time to run the Wildlife Gardening Forum, now a flourishing registered charity working to promote the importance to biodiversity and people of the garden environment.

In this talk Dr Head describes some of the key issues of wildlife in gardens, and the half truths that still are a barrier to greater uptake.At the end of the talk Stephen will hold a Q&A session to advise us on what plants we should be planting to attract wildlife into our gardens. 

ASTONS OUTDOORS (the history bit).

In 2020 we changed out name from The Astons Garden Club to Astons Outdoors - which we hope reflects the way the club will aim to be involved with improving public spaces as well as focusing on our gardens within the villages.

We finance our activities through entrance fees to our events rather than membership subscription, and also to introduce a loyalty scheme for regulars whereby after three visits to a workday, talk or workshop you will receive a free drink and slice of cake on the fourth visit. All previous attendees will know how great those cakes are!