The Friends of St Mary’s Church in Ross-on-Wye have curated an array of botanical delights for gardening enthusiasts over the coming weeks. Starting this Friday, May 19, they present their very own horticultural showdown, a riveting edition of Gardener’s Question Time.

This intriguing event will feature a panel of esteemed local gardening maestros, ready to dig into the audience’s most pressing gardening queries. You can submit your questions in advance via the website, or raise them on the night.

The panel includes the familiar faces of Tim Shelley from Ross Community Garden, Gary Twist of Ross Garden Store, Stacey Gibson from Dor’s Garden, and Jonathan Billinger from Leaf Creative.

The evening will be commencing at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, complete with a bar and raffle for a little extra excitement.

St Mary’s Church will also host an exhibition showcasing the talent of Ross Photo Club members. Titled “Gardens Great and Small,” this collection of captivating garden photographs will continue to be displayed until the weekend of Ross Open Gardens on June 3 and 4.

The Open Gardens weekend is an event any garden lover wouldn’t want to miss. With over 20 private and a few public gardens participating, you’ll get an exclusive peek over the wall into the treasured green spaces of Ross’s finest gardeners.

Imagine a leisurely walk from one blooming haven to another, enjoying refreshments along the way, and even getting a chance to admire sculptures and artwork at a couple of the venues.

For those itching to explore these lush havens, tickets are available from the website at, The Garden Store, and Rossiter Books. Full details for both the Gardener’s Question Time and the Open Gardens weekend are also provided on the website.

So, grab your tickets, and step into a world where nature’s beauty is celebrated and shared. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just appreciate the beauty of a well-curated outdoor space, the Friends of St Mary’s Church have created an experience you’ll truly enjoy. You might even find answers to those pressing gardening questions that have been keeping you up at night.