Surrey Horticultural Federation Spring 2024 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the Surrey Horticultural Federation Spring Newsletter!

We’ve endured such wet weather this season; thank goodness for the sunshine yesterday.  I have my fingers crossed for lovely weather and superb growing conditions this spring.

Order your Tickets for the Surrey Horticultural Federation Spring Talk 2024 with Speaker Nick Hamilton

We’re looking forward to welcoming Horticulturist, Nick Hamilton as the speaker for our Spring Talk at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th March 2024 at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT.  Don’t miss out – make haste and order your tickets now – before we sell out!

Nick is the son of the late, great, legendary gardener, Geoff Hamilton.  Nick Hamilton developed his passion for gardening, aged 9, when his father purchased a derelict garden centre in Kettering.  He worked with his dad at weekends and during school holidays.  He trained at Writtle College and took a National Diploma course in commercial horticulture.  Nick’s sandwich year placement sent him to Darby Nursery Stock in Norfolk, one of the largest wholesale container nurseries in the country.  The nursery asked him to return for full time employment, once his course had ended.  Nick gained valuable experience there and at other nurseries until his father purchased a piece of land, adjacent to Barnsdale, in 1989.  This land formed the nursery and ultimately part of Barnsdale Gardens.  Nick worked closely with his father in the family business.

Nick took over the running of Barnsdale Gardens when his father Geoff died and has developed it into the inspirational garden that it is today, which is not only a credit to a great man but also to Nick’s passion, foresight and hard work.  These inspirational gardens are still run using organic and peat-free principles and are visited annually by about 30,000 people, who range from keen gardeners to non-gardeners who still enjoy a visit to a beautiful garden.  You will find Nick at Barnsdale, occupying the “hands on” role he so enjoys.

Over the years, Nick has also managed to fit in appearances on Gardeners’ World, writing books, being a regular contributor to gardening magazines, talking to gardening groups, W.I’s, etc., contributing to the various Talks Stages at major flower shows, tutoring most of the courses being run at Barnsdale, and still getting out and about, displaying in the Great Pavilion at The Chelsea Flower Show, and in the floral marquee at the Gardeners’ World Live Show.  Nick has also been the President of The Cottage Garden Society, a position he took up in 2007.

Tickets for Nick Hamilton’s talk are on sale now.  If you want to come to this special event, hurry up and order your tickets!  Please send a stamped, addressed envelope to Katharine Deaville, 8 Hookley Close, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6JG.  Tickets are £10 each for members of SHF affiliated societies when purchased in advance and £15 each for non-members.  Please make cheques payable to Surrey Horticultural Federation.  If we have any tickets left on the evening of the talk they will be sold for £15 on the door.

Renew Your Club or Society’s Membership of the Surrey Horticultural Federation Now!

If you’ve not done so already, it’s time to renew your Club or Society’s Membership of the Surrey Horticultural Federation.  Membership runs from 1st January 2024 until the end of December 2024.  Surrey Horticultural Federation membership is incredible value at just £10 per club, society, organisation, or group.

If your group is considering becoming a member of the Surrey Horticultural Federation, we would like to encourage you to join us!  Whether your club or society is joining as a completely new member, renewing your membership, or renewing after a lapsed period, we hope you’ll join us this year.  Here’s a link to the Surrey Horticultural Federation invoice, please send this invoice to your group’s Treasurer to pay as soon as possible – thank you.

Surrey Guild of Judges and Lecturers’ Lists are now available for Surrey Horticultural Federation Clubs and Societies

All the clubs, societies, and groups that are fully paid up members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation receive a complimentary copy of the Surrey Guild of Judges and Lecturers’ Speaker List and Judges Lists.  These lists are updated every two years.  The brand new electronic lists will be distributed via email to all Surrey Horticultural Federation clubs and societies this month.  Please make sure that we have an up to date email address for your Programme Secretary and Chairman – so our Membership Secretary, Katharine Deaville can send all the information to the correct person – thank you.  Please note that we’re sharing the Judges and Lecturers’ lists via email to help the environment and ensure this information is easily available to you, but we ask you not to forward these lists to anyone outside of your organisation, as they are a benefit for Surrey Horticultural Federation members only.  Thank you.

NB: We always try to avoid printing unless it’s strictly necessary; however, if you don’t have access to email and need a hard copy of these lists, please let us know and we will arrange this for you.

Do you need certificates for your Flower Show?

The Surrey Horticultural Federation Certificates of Merit are available from our Chairman, Janet Arm.  If you would like to receive Certificates of Merit, please post an A4 or Foolscap sized, stamped addressed envelope with a large second class stamp (£1.55) to Janet Arm at Redleaf Nursery, Green Lane, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2AP.

NB: One A4 or Foolscap sized envelope with a large stamp will take 5 certificates. If you’re attending Nick Hamilton’s talk on Sunday 17th March 2024, Janet will bring certificates with her for any Surrey Horticultural Federation Member Clubs to collect.

Spreadsheets for Show Cards

John Manches has devised a special computer spreadsheet to cope with printing show entry cards and adding up the points won for cup presentations.  If any Surrey Horticultural Federation Clubs and Societies are interested in receiving John’s template, please contact John by email at: johnmanches74@gmail.com or phone 01252-702752.

Group Meeting for East Surrey Horticultural Societies

On Saturday 23rd March 2024, the East Surrey Societies will be meeting from 10:30am until 12:30pm at The Community Centre, 4 Oak Close, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BA.  Thank you to Jilly from Hurst Green Garden Club for hosting this meeting.

This is the fourth meeting of East Surrey horticultural societies.  The focus of this meeting is Where do we go from here?  Entry is free but by invitation only.  Any interested club representatives should please contact Debbie Fox, the Chair of Growing Redhill, please email secretary@growingredhill.co.uk.  Visit Growing Redhill’s website for more information.

Could you be the New Chair of Growing Redhill?

Debbie Fox pictured with one of the planters she looks after with her Growing Redhill team.

After 15 years of leading Growing Redhill, Debbie Fox is moving to the West Midlands to run a charitable trust.  We wish Debbie good luck and happiness for the future.  Growing Redhill is actively recruiting a new person to inspire and lead the group in its next phase.

Growing Redhill has always been a small group that has made a big impact by sharing gardening know-how and creating vibrant station planting at both Merstham and Reigate Train Stations.  The group has taken on some transformational gardening projects too.  Growing Redhill’s work has had a big impact on many people.  Last year, Growing Redhill received many messages of thanks, including these…..

Thank you for what you do.”

Merstham looks stunning compared to other stations…I think it looks amazing.

Growing Redhill plant up containers at their local train station.

It would be good to know that this group will be led into the future by a new Chairperson with energy and ideas.  The group has funds and plenty of local support.  Find more information about this opportunity by clicking here.  For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Debbie Fox on 07717 678968.

Could you be the New Chair of Caterham & District Horticultural Society?

This community garden is run by Caterham & District Horticultural Society.

Debbie Fox’s departure means that Caterham & District Horticultural Society is also recruiting for a new Chairman.  For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Debbie Fox on 07717 678968.

Would You Like to Open Your Garden to Raise Funds for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice?

This spring and summer, the Phyllis Tuckwell are once again looking for unique and interesting gardens in our area to open in support of local hospice care.  If you’ve got a small garden, why not get together with your friends or neighbours and hold an Open Day or Open Gardens Weekend with multiple gardens opening?   Visit the Phyllis Tuckwell’s website for more information.

If you’re interested in opening a garden, please contact Jenny Newman, Jenny’s email is Jenny.Newman@pth.org.uk.

Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society are hosting Rosy Hardy for a talk on Seasonal Flowering Perennials on Thursday 25th April 2024

Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society are hosting Rosy Hardy for a talk on Seasonal Flowering Perennials on Thursday 25th April 2024 at 7.30pm at the Good Shepherd Church in DockenfieldHardy’s Cottage Garden Plants are based in the Hampshire village of Freefolk and have won over 24 Gold Medals for their plants, which are all raised in peat-free compost.  Tickets are £10 per person and only available in advance.  Please email events@fdhs.org.uk to purchase tickets.

Surrey Wildlife Trust: Free Training Courses for Community Groups

April-May 2024

We are very pleased to confirm that Surrey Wildlife Trust is offering a limited number of FREE places to Surrey based community groups on each of the courses listed below.

 

How to bookPlease note that spaces will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. 

To book your space free of charge, please contact Sue O’Regan with your name, email address, phone number, and community group name at adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk

Bookings close Monday 18th March

Enter your Orchids in the Orchid Society of Great Britain’s Spring Show at Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton on Saturday 13th April 2024!

On Saturday 13th April 2024, the Orchid Society of Great Britain are holding their Spring Orchid Show at Squire’s Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Upper Halliford, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8SG.  This fantastic event will be a dream come true for orchid lovers!

The OSGB Spring Show is an open flower show that anyone can enter – you don’t need to be a member of the Orchid Society of Great Britain – just bring along your orchid in the morning.  Orchid entries can be received from 9.30am. Judging takes place at 11am and plants can be collected at 4.30pm.  Visitors will be able to admire a wide range of interesting and unusual orchids at this special show with the chance to purchase orchids from Squire’s Garden Centre, Spicesotic Plants, Orchid Alchemy, and OSGB members at this very special event.  Squire’s also sell houseplants, garden plants, pots, tools, gifts, etc..

Squire’s at Shepperton have a newly refurbished Café Bar that offers breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea.  The Café Bar has distinct seating areas to choose from, including the main Café Bar, a sophisticated afternoon tea area with piano, a coffee lounge, and a special family-friendly area, as well as outdoor seating.  There’s free parking.  Squire’s in Shepperton is a 20 minute walk or short taxi ride from the train station.  This Garden Centre will be open from 9am until 6pm.  Find more information on Squire’s website and on the Orchid Society of Great Britain’s website.

Upcoming Workshops with Sarah Foss at Ecolocal

Some of our members expressed an interest in attending local workshops, so I’m sharing details of these events run by Sarah Foss at Ecolocal.

Growing Herbs and Edible Flowers: Tuesday 30th April 2024 from 10am until 1pm
Learn how to propagate and grow your own tasty herbs and edible flowers to add flavour and vibrancy to your meals. Filling outdoor spaces with herbs and edible flowers adds welcome scent and colour and benefits our urban wildlife too.
Created and delivered by our RHS qualified tutor, the workshop includes lots of information and a pot of cuttings to take home:
· Learn how to sow seeds
· Take simple herb cuttings
· Suggestions of edible flowers to grow at home
· Recipe ideas.
Price: £24.00

Plant Health: Saturday 18th May 2024 from 10.30am until 3pm
From mini-beasts to mega-beasts, diseases and nutrient deficiencies, it can feel as though our plants are under constant attack!
This information-packed workshop will help you identify friend from foe and bid farewell to chemical interventions through the organic method of plant health management.
Created and delivered by an RHS qualified tutor, this workshop will give you the knowledge you need to navigate your way to a thriving and pest-free plot:
• Learn to identify and encourage your garden’s allies
• Find out how looking after the soil helps prevent plant disorders
• Understand the nature of common plant diseases and how to prevent them
Price: £35.00

All workshops are held at The Victorian Walled Garden, Ecolocal, The Lodge, Honeywood walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NX. Within the grounds of Carshalton Ecology Centre, by the ponds.  For more information and to book your place on these or any of the other Ecolocal workshops, visit their website.

Tender Shoots Gardening Network

Looking for Zoom talks or want to learn more about plants?  Tender Shoots Gardening Network has a superb programme of free gardening Zoom talks.  Here’s a link to the Tender Shoots Gardening Network’s website.

Guildford in Bloom’s Blooming Picnic

Guildford in Bloom are holding their Blooming Picnic on Saturday 1 June 2024 in Guildford Castle Grounds.  Gates open at 12 noon and there will be live music until 4pm.  Bring your own picnic! Tea, coffee, cakes, ice cream and Pimm’s will be available to purchase.  Bring chairs or a blanket but please no tables or gazebos.  Well behaved dogs are also very welcome, but must be kept on leads.  Please also be aware the area gets loud and busy so nervous dogs may well not enjoy the experience.  There will be various stalls from local charities and partners for you to visit – including face painting for the children (and adults).

Speaker Feedback

Has a speaker given a talk to your society over the past few months?  Please share your confidential feedback by emailing me your thoughts, both positive and negative on the speakers you booked last year, and I will share your feedback privately (via email) with the other clubs that are members of the SHF – thank you.  My email is beth@pumpkinbeth.com.
NB: Speaker feedback is private and confidential and is not to be shared with anyone other than your group’s programme secretary. 

Publicising Your Club or Society’s Events

If your club or society is a fully paid up member of the Surrey Horticultural Federation, I will be delighted to add your society or club’s events to our website. Please email me, beth@pumpkinbeth.com.  To successfully publicise your event, I need to know:

  • What date your event takes place.
  • What time your event starts.
  • Where your event is held.
  • What type of event you’re holding?  If it’s a talk, please let me know the name of the speaker and their talk title.
  • Finally, I need to know the entrance fee for non-members and visitors.

Do You Have Anything You Would Like Me to Add to the Next Surrey Horticultural Federation Newsletter?

If you are a member of the Surrey Horticultural Federation and you have something you would like me to add to the next newsletter, please contact me, Beth Otway, the Surrey Horticultural Federation’s Website & Events Secretary – my email is beth@pumpkinbeth.com.

On behalf of our Chairperson Janet Arm, Our Membership Secretary and Treasurer, Katharine Deaville, and all the Surrey Horticultural Federation Council, I’d like to send you our very best wishes for the coming growing season.

Kind regards
Beth

Beth Otway
Website & Events Secretary
Surrey Horticultural Federation

Upcoming Events:

March 2024
Sat 9-Mar-2024 History and Work of the National Gardening Scheme: a talk Annabel Alford-Warren Caterham & District Horticultural Society Mrs. Karen Murray
Tue 12-Mar-2024 Starting off your plants: a talk by Keith Hine Tilford Gardening Club Mrs. Janet Arm 01252-783133
Tue 12-Mar-2024 Fruit for Small Gardens: a talk by Jim Arbury Pirbright Horticultural Society Lucy Baker
Tue 12-Mar-2024 Chaenomeles: a talk by David Ford Worplesdon Garden Club Tim Bonnert 07708 455096
Wed 13-Mar-2024 History of Sutton Seeds: a talk by Richard Marks Ascot Horticultural Society Mrs Lindsey Payne 07847511361
Wed 13-Mar-2024 How to Grow Hardy Exotics in the UK: a talk by Graham Blunt from Plantbase East Grinstead Horticultural Society Helen Gabrielides
Wed 13-Mar-2024 Creating a Jungle Garden in the UK Climate: a talk by David Hurrion Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox
Wed 13-Mar-2024 Trees: a cut above the rest: a talk by Tony Kirkham, former Head of Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Wed 13-Mar-2024 Langley Vale Centenary Wood: a talk by Annie Simpkins Ashtead Horticultural Society Mrs. Jennie Pilfold 01372-373348
Wed 13-Mar-2024 The Joy of Giant Pumpkin Growing: a talk by Matt Peskett National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 14-Mar-2024 Pest Recognition & Control: a talk by Andrew Halstead Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Thu 14-Mar-2024 Dunsfold and Hascombe Horticultural Society Zoom Talk: Resilient Plants with Humaira Ikram Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Sat 16-Mar-2024 Super Seasonal Displays: a talk by Mark Saunders Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group Anne Grabaskey
Sat 16-Mar-2024 Women Gardeners of the 20th Century by Cherrill Sands Brockham Green Horticultural Society Ruth Johnson 01737 842691
Sun 17-Mar-2024 Barnsdale after Geoff (1996-present day): a talk by Nick Hamilton Surrey Horticultural Federation Ms. Beth Otway
Sun 17-Mar-2024 Growing Redhill Planters Working Party Reigate Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Mon 18-Mar-2024 Companion Planting: a talk by Belinda Allen Ripley and District Horticultural Society Mrs. Sue Stranger
Mon 18-Mar-2024 The story of Worthy Earth at Dummer Down Farm Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Mon 18-Mar-2024 Wildlife Gardening for Beginners: a talk by Paul Ritchie from Sorbus Learning Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society Penny Taneborne 077856 679734
Wed 20-Mar-2024 Gardening Quiz with Seed Swap & Fish & Chip Supper Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Georgia Lacey 01428 683120
Wed 20-Mar-2024 Sandhurst & District Gardening Club’s Daffodil Show & “Cut Flowers for Garden and Vase” a talk by Claire Brown from PlantPassion Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Julie Sheppard 07711 056 815
Wed 20-Mar-2024 The London Garden Society: a talk by Andrew Babicz Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Christine Hockham 01243 824726
Wed 20-Mar-2024 Epsom Garden Society Spring Display, Plant Sale & Seed Swap Epsom Garden Society Catherine Flitter 07821-277708
Thu 21-Mar-2024 Plants for Free: a talk by Keith Hine New Society Gardening Club (Camberley) Sarah Wesley 07400 850876
Thu 21-Mar-2024 Growing Roses: a talk by Jacqueline Aviolet Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mandy Martin
Fri 22-Mar-2024 Surrey Gardens: a talk by Cherrill Sands Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Newdigate Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show & Coffee Morning with cake stall, raffle, and small plant stall Newdigate Horticultural Society Jen Warans
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Ellens Green & Rudgwick Gardening Association Spring Show Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Richard Haigh
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Spring Show Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club Spring Show Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club Rosa Bond 01483 539260
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Discovering the History of Marden Park: a talk by Sandra Pullen Surrey Gardens Trust Sheri Sticpewich
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Group Meeting for East Surrey Horticultural Societies Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Sanderstead Horticultural Society Spring Show Sanderstead Horticultural Society Julie Caplin (Chair) 07816 374 636
Sat 23-Mar-2024 Wokingham Horticultural Association’s Spring Show Wokingham Horticultural Association Pauline MacBrayne 07941 352411
Sun 24-Mar-2024 Growing Growing Redhill Merstham Planters Working Party at Merstham Train Station Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Tue 26-Mar-2024 Transforming your garden: a talk by Bunny Guinness Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 07980 122530
Tue 26-Mar-2024 Plant Workshop (Preparation for the Plant Stall) West End Village Gardening Club Mrs. Judy Douch 01483-475133
Tue 26-Mar-2024 Mini Spring Show & Talk: What I look for when judging entries by Geoff Peach Milford Horticultural Society Mr Stewart Miskimmin 01483-421509
April 2024
Wed 3-Apr-2024 Leatherhead Horticultural Society Spring Show & AGM Leatherhead Horticultural Society Mr. Euan Niven 01372-279079
Wed 3-Apr-2024 Shining a light on bulbs: a talk by Rachel Castle from Swallowfields Nursery Godstone Gardeners Club Silvia Pocock 01883-712627
Thu 4-Apr-2024 Aldershot Floral Design Club Workshop Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Fri 5-Apr-2024 Lightwater Gardening Club Daffodil Show Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Fri 5-Apr-2024 Alternatives to Peat: a talk by Ray Broughton Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 07843 962421
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Virtual Spring Show Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Tilford Gardening Club’s Spring Show Tilford Gardening Club Mrs. Janet Arm 01252-783133
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Wonersh & District Garden Club’s Spring Show Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Churt Horticultural & Produce Society Spring Show Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mandy Martin
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Witley Gardening Association Spring Show Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Banstead Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Sat 6-Apr-2024 Ewhurst Horticultural Society Spring Show Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 07980 122530
Sun 7-Apr-2024 Tilford Gardening Club’s Spring Show Tilford Gardening Club Mrs. Janet Arm 01252-783133
Sun 7-Apr-2024 Growing Redhill Planters Working Party Reigate Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Mon 8-Apr-2024 Film & Television plants – a delight of flora on the big & small screen: a talk by Jacqueline Aviolet Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club Rosa Bond 01483 539260
Mon 8-Apr-2024 Women Writer’s and their Gardens Merstham Horticultural Society
Tue 9-Apr-2024 Growing Forage for Bees: a talk by Margaret Lennard Pirbright Horticultural Society Lucy Baker
Tue 9-Apr-2024 Clematis: a talk by Liz Gibbison Worplesdon Garden Club Tim Bonnert 07708 455096
Wed 10-Apr-2024 Pest Recognition & Control: a talk by Andrew Halstead East Grinstead Horticultural Society Helen Gabrielides
Wed 10-Apr-2024 Hardy Geraniums a talk by Jacqueline Aviolet Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Wed 10-Apr-2024 Tales from the Potting Shed: a talk by Jean Griffin Ashtead Horticultural Society Mrs. Jennie Pilfold 01372-373348
Wed 10-Apr-2024 Companion Planting: a talk by Ray Broughton National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Wed 10-Apr-2024 Godstone Gardeners Club Annual Spring Challenge v Hurst Green Garden Club at St. Agatha’s, Hurst Green Godstone Gardeners Club Silvia Pocock 01883-712627
Thu 11-Apr-2024 The Modern Kitchen Garden: a talk by Mark Dobell Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Thu 11-Apr-2024 Egham Garden & Allotments Association Spring Show & Quiz Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Thu 11-Apr-2024 Plant Heritage in-person & Zoom talk: ‘Plants For Shade & Woodland’ a talk by Timothy Walker Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Fri 12-Apr-2024 Surrey Gardens Trust Visit: The Homewood Surrey Gardens Trust Sheri Sticpewich
Sat 13-Apr-2024 Growing Redhill Spring Seed Swap & Fun-day at Merstham Hub: Seeds swap, Plant sale, & Recruitment session Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Sat 13-Apr-2024 Kingswood, Walton & Tadworth Horticultural Society Spring Show Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Mr. K.G.Lewis 01737-210707
Sat 13-Apr-2024 Thursley Horticultural Society Spring Show Thursley Horticultural Society Mrs. Pat Clake 01252-706869
Sat 13-Apr-2024 Grayshott Gardeners’ Spring Show Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Mon 15-Apr-2024 Plant Heritage and the National Plant Collection Scheme Brockham Green Horticultural Society Ruth Johnson 01737 842691
Mon 15-Apr-2024 Hardy Geraniums: history & propagation: a talk by Jacqueline Aviolet Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Tue 16-Apr-2024 Shrubs: Discover the Perfect Plant for Every Place in your Garden: a talk by Andy McIndoe Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox
Wed 17-Apr-2024 Vegetable Growing: Ideas and Advice: a talk by Barry Newman Epsom Garden Society Catherine Flitter 07821-277708
Wed 17-Apr-2024 Honey Bees – inside the hive: a talk by Daisy Day Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Georgia Lacey 01428 683120
Wed 17-Apr-2024 Drought Tolerant Plants: a talk by Michaela Freed Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Christine Hockham 01243 824726
Wed 17-Apr-2024 Growing for the Kitchen: a talk by Paul Patton & Sandhurst & District Gardening Club’s Late Spring Show Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Julie Sheppard 07711 056 815
Thu 18-Apr-2024 Dahlias: how to grow and divide: a talk by Howard Cooper New Society Gardening Club (Camberley) Sarah Wesley 07400 850876
Sat 20-Apr-2024 Protecting our Pollinators: a talk by Peter Smith Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group Anne Grabaskey
Sat 20-Apr-2024 Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Spring Show Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Georgia Lacey 01428 683120
Sat 20-Apr-2024 Caterham & District Horticultural Society Spring Show Caterham & District Horticultural Society Mrs. Karen Murray
Mon 22-Apr-2024 Swan Life: a talk by Cindy Smulders Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society Penny Taneborne 077856 679734
Tue 23-Apr-2024 A garden from scratch: a talk by Liz Gibbison Tilford Gardening Club Mrs. Janet Arm 01252-783133
Tue 23-Apr-2024 Vegetable Growing in a Small Garden: a talk by Geoff Hawkins West End Village Gardening Club Mrs. Judy Douch 01483-475133
Tue 23-Apr-2024 Trials and Tribulations of taking on an Historic Garden (Bramdean House): a talk by Maggie Tran Milford Horticultural Society Mr Stewart Miskimmin 01483-421509
Tue 23-Apr-2024 Surrey Gardens Trust Visit: Runnymede with Annabel Downs Surrey Gardens Trust Sheri Sticpewich
Thu 25-Apr-2024 Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Meeting: Seasonal Flowering Perennials: a talk by Rosy Hardy Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
Sat 27-Apr-2024 Ewhurst Horticultural Society Plant Sale Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 07980 122530
Sun 28-Apr-2024 Growing Redhill Merstham Planters Working Party at Merstham Train Station Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
May 2024
Wed 1-May-2024 Drought and Dry Gardening: a talk by Kevin Mason Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Wed 1-May-2024 U.F.O.’s: a talk by Andy Thomas Godstone Gardeners Club Silvia Pocock 01883-712627
Thu 2-May-2024 Aldershot Floral Design Club Meeting: Demonstration: Melanie Smith “Flowers Bring Smiles” Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Fri 3-May-2024 The World of Alpines: a talk by Jon Evans Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 07843 962421
Fri 3-May-2024 Confessions of a Gardener: a talk by Alan Sargent Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Sat 4-May-2024 Thursley Horticultural Society Plant Sale Thursley Horticultural Society Mrs. Pat Clake 01252-706869
Sat 4-May-2024 Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Plant Sale Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Georgia Lacey 01428 683120
Sun 5-May-2024 Plant Heritage Plant Fair at Denbies Wine Estate Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Wed 8-May-2024 East Grinstead Horticultural Society Garden Visit East Grinstead Horticultural Society Helen Gabrielides
Wed 8-May-2024 Vegetables: a talk by Lady Lenzie National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 9-May-2024 Homes & Gardens: a talk by Paul Whittle Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Sat 11-May-2024 Witley Gardening Association’s Plant Sale at Witley Fair Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox
Sat 11-May-2024 Dunsfold & Hascombe Plant Sale at Dunsfold Village Fete Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Sat 11-May-2024 Grayshott Gardeners’ Plant Sale Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Sat 11-May-2024 Godstone Gardeners’ Club Plant, Coffee, & Cake Sale Godstone Gardeners Club Silvia Pocock 01883-712627
Sun 12-May-2024 Growing Redhill Planters Working Party at Reigate Growing Redhill Karen Murray 01737 903086
Tue 14-May-2024 Aquatics for All: a talk by Paul Patton Worplesdon Garden Club Tim Bonnert 07708 455096
Wed 15-May-2024 Clematis: an illustrated talk by Liz Gibbison Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Georgia Lacey 01428 683120
Wed 15-May-2024 Growing and Showing Dahlias: a talk by Graham Talbot Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Julie Sheppard 07711 056 815
Wed 15-May-2024 Heavenly Hostas: a talk by June & John Baker Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox
Wed 15-May-2024 Earthworms: a talk by Sarah Foss Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Christine Hockham 01243 824726

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