SHF News

Early Summer Newsletter 2019

SUMMER GARDEN VISIT

Shamley Wood house – This large private garden will be open this day exclusively for SHF Clubs.

For details, see the event page.

If you can let the Secretary know roughly how many in your club are likely to come to the Open Garden that would be great help in providing the teas! Please also check that your events and club contact details are up to date on our website – there are a lot of clubs to keep track of and it’s easy to miss some!

SPRING TALK

In early March we had our Spring Talk, which was ‘Revive your Garden’ with horticulturalist and BBC Presenter Nick Bailey. Although this was an interesting talk, he did go through it very rapidly, and several people mentioned that the pictures on the screen weren’t named so if you wanted to write down what it was you had to listen very carefully, or ask afterwards!…

Early Spring Newsletter 2019

SPRING TALK

Tickets are still available for the Spring Talk with Nick Bailey, on Sunday 10th March, 2.30pm
More details on the event page.

WELCOME TO NEW CLUBS.

We are very pleased to welcome a new club to the Federation this year Dorking Allotment Holders Assc. and Dogmersfield, Winchfield and Crookham Village have rejoined. Sadly though, Sandhurst and Woking clubs have folded. The total number of clubs within the Federation is now 96 which is a new record!

DAFFODIL SHOW:

The Mid Southern Daffodil Show is being held this year on Sunday 31st March, at Cobham Village Hall, and if you would like to try showing then there are classes for novices as well as experts. Contact Alex Burke (Secretary) for a schedule on 01189-667900, or go along and have a look from 2.30-4.30 pm.…

SHF 2019 Subscription Renewals

Subscription renewals for the Surrey Horticultural Federation are due on the 1st January 2019, and we are pleased to announce that this has yet again been held at £10.00 per club. Any further donations are, as usual, more than welcome!

To renew your club/society membership (or join if your club/society is not a member already), please download the membership form and either print, complete and post it. Alternatively you can pay via BACS and email the form to Janet Arm, our secretary (the email address is on the form).

Download: SHF Sub Invoice 2019…

Winter Newsletter 2018

SHF SPRING TALK

Sunday 10th March, 2019 – 2.30 pm start – When we are delighted to have the company of NICK BAILEY BBC Gardeners’ World Presenter, Horticulturalist and Garden Designer with his new talk ‘Revive your garden’.

For more details on the location, date and how to book tickets, please see the Event Page.

A.G.M.

Chairman Richard Tabor welcomed all the members to the 42nd AGM , then read his yearly report , as follows:-

I’m pleased to say that new membership continues to slowly rise, and we are now just short of 100 clubs. Do make sure that your fellow members in your own clubs access our Federation website to keep up to date with what is happening in the county.…

Autumn Newsletter 2018

INTER-CLUB QUIZ and A.G.M. SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER, Normandy Hall, 2.30 pm, MANOR FARM, GLAZIERS LANE, NORMANDY, GUILDFORD, GU3 2DT

Just off the main A 323 Guildford /Aldershot road at Normandy, turn into Glaziers Lane then 500 yds on left

We hope to have a very quick AGM (Agenda on later page) and then on with the Quiz.

Our quiz is like ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ where four answers to each question are given – all you have to do is pick the correct one! You can guess if you are not sure and teams can confer, so if one of the members knows the answer you can all choose the same and pick up maximum points. We have asked our quizmaster Brian Deaville to not make the questions too hard, but he says if he makes it too easy you will all get the answers right!…

Summer Newsletter 2018

SUMMER VISIT

Sunday 24th June 2018 to SHALFORD HOUSE, Kingsley Green, West Sussex, GU27 3LW

By very kind permission of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis. This private garden will be open on this day exclusively for SHF Clubs.

Garden open from 2.30 to 4.30 pm Teas Available @ £2.50 pp. Entry £5 each which will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis charity.

In a south facing bowl, reclaimed from a wilderness to the current sloping lawns, borders, terraces and pergolas. A stream runs down to ponds; there is a 30 acre arboretum and a prairie garden. Sorry, not suitable for wheelchairs, and no dogs in garden, but they can run in the woodland parking area. To find it : Kingsley Green is on the A286 from Haslemere to Midhurst.…

Spring Newsletter 2018

The SHF Spring Talk

TONY KIRKHAM, Head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with his talk
‘Trees, a cut above the rest’ NORMANDY VILLAGE HALL, GLAZIERS LANE, NORMANDY, GUILDFORD, GU3 2DT Just off the A 323 Guildford Aldershot road at Normandy, turn into Glaziers Lane, 500 yds on left (Manor Fruit Farm)

Did you see Tony with Judi Dench on TV talking about the trees in her garden? Advance Tickets (to include tea and biscuits) £7.50 for members, £10 for visitors, available from SHF Secretary Janet Arm (address above) – phone or email to book yours now as all tickets on the day will be £10. Please make cheques payable to Surrey Horticultural Federation and enclose s.a.e

GARDEN VISIT 2018 – Sunday 24th June, 2.00 – 4.30 pm

We are very pleased to advise that we have been able to arrange a visit to Shalford House, Kingsley Green, West Sussex GU27 3LW (just over the border near Haslemere, off the A286 towards Midhurst).…

Winter Newsletter 2017

BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SHF SPRING TALK

Sunday 4th March, 2018, 2.30 pm start. We are delighted to have the company of

TONY KIRKHAM – Head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with his new talk

‘TREES – A CUT ABOVE THE REST’

NORMANDY VILLAGE HALL, GLAZIERS LANE, NORMANDY, GUILDFORD, GU3 2DT. Just off the main A 323 Guildford Aldershot road at Normandy, turn into Glaziers Lane, 500 yds on left (Manor Fruit Farm)

Advance Tickets (to include tea and biscuits) £7.50 for members, £10 for visitors, available from SHF Secretary Janet Arm (address above).   All tickets on the day will be £10 so order early!

Please make cheques payable to Surrey Horticultural Federation. 

SHF Subscription Renewals

Subscription renewals for the Surrey Horticultural Federation are due on the 1st January every year. Current cost is £10p.a. Any further donations are, as usual, more than welcome!

To renew your club/society membership (or join if your club/society is not a member already), please download the membership form and either print, complete and post it. Alternatively you can pay via BACS and email the form to Janet Arm, our secretary (the email address is on the form).

Download: SHF Subscriptions Application/Renewal Form

Help Protect the RHS Wisley Garden

You may have seen in the news that the plans for improving the A3/M25 interchange in Surrey will result in the compulsory takeover of 10,000sq meters of the RHS Wisley Gardens. This will result in the destruction of over 500 important specimen trees, as well as removing the treeline that provides shelter between the busy A3 and the RHS Wisley trials field. This plan cannot be allowed to go ahead. We, as horticulturists and gardeners, must work together to persuade Highways England to change their plans to something less destructive.

How can you help?

If you’d like to join the campaign to help save this vital part of the RHS Wisley Gardens, you can get involved by signing the petition.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/372/679/924/

You can also read about the RHS’s reactions to their plans on their website here:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/Articles/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans

And lastly, you can write to the Secretary of State, the RT Hon Chris Grayling MP, and voice your objection.…