Forthcoming Events

Please note that there is a contribution of £2 per person for each event (unless otherwise stated, as sometimes other charges apply) to assist towards group costs. Bookings are via

Our meetings may take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Waterproof clothes and wellingtons or strong boots are advisable for such visits. A walking stick or poles may be useful. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

Our events already arranged for 2017 are as shown below.  Additions will be made to this website during the year and any late changes, e.g. weather impacting on activities may also be added.


Saturday 23rd September – Tree Council South West Forum. We are hosting this year’s event as part of our celebration of 20 years of the Cotswold Tree Warden Group.  The base for the day is Chedworth Village Hall. Speakers will be Dr Ian Grange (Royal Agricultural University) and Jon Stokes, of the Tree Council and will include a visit to a local wood.

Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October  10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. –  Community Orchard Days at Barton House Orchard (GL7 2EE) for a ‘pick your own’ opportunity with voluntary donations going to group funds.  The orchard is located in Cirencester Park between Barton Lane and Cecily Hill.  Enter the orchard at the five bar gate by the Dovecot.

Thursday 5th October – AGM and presentation. Popular speaker Guy Watson will be entertaining and challenging us this evening with a presentation on Tree Safety: Failures and Myths.We will also have our AGM.  It is 20 years since the foundation of the Group, then under the auspices of Cotswold District Council.  Tea /coffee and cake will be available from 6.30 with the short AGM starting at 7 p.m. followed by Guy’s talk.

 – Directions –  for anyone new to this venue – Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX. The offices are just to the south of the town centre. They are best approached via the ring road A419, exiting at the Waitrose side of the Hospital/Waitrose roundabout, signed for ‘Town Centre’. Take the one-way system round Hammond Way and Tetbury Road to Sheep Street. Trinity Road is the third turning on the left.