Surrey Horticultural Federation Early Spring Newsletter 2022

Welcome to the Surrey Horticultural Federation Early Spring Newsletter 2022!

SHF Spring Talk with Chris Beardshaw

We’re looking forward to the Surrey Horticultural Federation’s Spring Talk at 2.30pm on Thursday 10th March 2022, at the Normandy Village Hall, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DD. Chris Beardshaw will talk about his commission to redesign the 13 acre Arts & Crafts gardens at Mount Grace Priory, an English Heritage property in Yorkshire.  The public garden features terraces, dells, and glorious herbaceous borders.

If you have tickets valid for this talk and are on the Extremely Vulnerable list the SHF will offer a refund, but refunds must be requested ASAP (by 28th February 2022 at the absolute latest). Reminder: tickets were originally sold for the Adam Frost talk, which was cancelled due to COVID – all the Adam Frost tickets are valid for Chris Beardshaw’s talk.

COVID Precautions

We want to keep you all safe, so we have a few requests to make of anyone planning to attend Chris Beardshaw’s talk:

  • We would appreciate it if everyone who attends Chris Beardshaw talk would take a lateral flow test on the day of the event. If you test positive for COVID you should not attend.
  • We also ask that anyone who is suffering from cold or flu symptoms please does not attend.  If you feel unwell, test positive for covid, or have been in contact with someone with COVID in the last seven days please do not attend.
  • We ask that all attendees wear a mask at all times, during the talk.
  • On arrival please could you hand in written brief contact details (Name, Telephone or Email) so we can contact you just in case anyone should develop COVID after the talk.
  • We ask that if any attendee develops COVID in the seven days after the talk that they email me ASAP beth@pumpkinbeth.com or telephone Janet Arm (01252-783133) to let us know.
  • We will be spacing chairs apart but encouraging those who have travelled together, live together, or regularly see each other to sit together.
  • We won’t be serving drinks or refreshments.  Attendees are encouraged to bring drinks with them.
  • There will be hand sanitisers – please use them.

Heads Or Tails

Instead of holding a raffle at this event we will be playing ‘Heads or Tails’.  We have some lovely prizes for the top three winners. If you’ve not heard of Heads or Tails this is how the game works: All those wanting to take part pay £1 and stand up (NB: Please bring the correct change if you would like to play – attendees can play up to 3 times, so you may want to bring £3).  Two people on stage toss a coin, and the audience are asked to guess which way the coin lands. If they think 2 heads, then audience members put both hands on their head, if they think 2 tails, then they put both hands on their rear end (tail!), and if they think one of each then one hand on their head, one on their tail.  When all have chosen, the results of the toss are called.  Audience members who guessed correctly remain standing and everyone else sits down; then we repeat the coin toss and keep guessing until we have found a winner.

SHF 2022 Club Subscriptions

Many thanks to all those clubs who have paid their 2022 subscription.  If you still haven’t renewed your membership for 2022, we would appreciate payment ASAP.  You can find details of how to renew on the website: https://surreyhorticulturalfederation.org/news/membership-renewal/ or email our treasurer (kathy.deaville@gmail.com).

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the new clubs who have joined the SHF for the first time this year:

  • Motspur Park Horticultural Society
  • Newdigate Horticultural Society
  • The Therapy Garden

Online Talks Calendar

I’ve put together a calendar of interesting virtual/online/zoom gardening and nature talks on my website (www.pumpkinbeth.com), which Clubs and Societies may want to share with their members. I hope this calendar will be useful if you’re looking to book zoom speakers, as you have the opportunity to listen to speakers and hear talks on a wide range of topics before making a booking:

A Calendar of Nature & Gardening Talks & Events Held Via Zoom or Online in 2022

Events

Highlighted Charity Events

It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, if you are passionate and think your garden has quality, interest or is distinctively unique, then please join the Phyllis Tuckwell 2022 Open Gardens Event.  You can find out more by calling 01252 729446, or emailing fundraising@pth.org.uk.

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Publicising Your Events

Please email me the details of your upcoming events. To publicise your event successfully, I need to know:

  • What kind of event it is?
  • Where your event will be held?
  • What time it starts?
  • Is your event free for members?
  • How much will it cost non-members to attend?

Note that we only publicise events for Societies, Clubs, Groups, & Associations that are members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation – so if you haven’t renewed your 2022 membership, please do so via the form on this page: https://surreyhorticulturalfederation.org/news/membership-renewal/

Upcoming Events

The SHF Website has a complete list of events for all clubs, and is updated regularly, so that’s the best source to find talks and other events for clubs across Surrey.  Below is a list of events scheduled for the next few months (see our calendar in full here).

Best wishes to you all

Beth Otway
Website and Events Secretary
beth@pumpkinbeth.com
Surrey Horticultural Federation
www.surreyhorticulturalfederation.org

February 2022
Wed 16-Feb-2022 In Search of Birds: an illustrated talk by Philip Underwood Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 16-Feb-2022 Climbers – Everything You Need to Know a talk by Pip Bensley Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 16-Feb-2022 AGM & Parks & Countryside with Bracknell Forest Rangers Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Mrs. Chris Dresler 01420-768965
Wed 16-Feb-2022 The Downlands Trust: a talk by Peter Wakeham Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Thu 17-Feb-2022 Planting for Pollinators: a Talk by Heather Angel Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Mon 21-Feb-2022 Gardening for Wildlife: a talk by Peter Almond Ripley and District Horticultural Society Mrs. Sue Stranger 01483-210168
Mon 21-Feb-2022 Companion Planting: a talk by Ray Broughton Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Thu 24-Feb-2022 Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Zoom Talk: Pruning & Caring for Fruit Trees with Jim Arbury Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Thu 24-Feb-2022 Vegetable Growing for All Seasons: a talk by Dan Bosence Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
March 2022
Tue 1-Mar-2022 A talk by John Anderson Keeper of The Gardens at the Crown Estate (including The Saville Garden, Windsor) Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox 01428 684883
Wed 2-Mar-2022 Caring for Clematis: a talk by Everett Leeds Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Wed 2-Mar-2022 Tulips & Turbans: a talk by Cherrill Sands Brooklands Horticultural Society Jennifer Tribe
Fri 4-Mar-2022 Hostas: a talk by Jonathan Hogarth of Hogarth Hostas Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Fri 4-Mar-2022 Warlingham & District Horticultural Society Quiz Warlingham & District Horticultural Society Mr. Richard Bransby 01883 623839
Fri 4-Mar-2022 Herbs & their Uses (Culinary & Medicinal): a talk by Belinda Allen Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Mon 7-Mar-2022 Clematis Merstham Horticultural Society
Mon 7-Mar-2022 Cacti Growing & Showing Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Wed 9-Mar-2022 Gladioli: a talk by Trevor Fawcett National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 10-Mar-2022 The Tale of the Tulip: a talk by Russell Bowes Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Thu 10-Mar-2022 The Making of a Picture Book: a talk by Richard Williams Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Thu 10-Mar-2022 Mount Grace Priory Gardens: a talk by Chris Beardshaw Surrey Horticultural Federation Ms. Beth Otway
Fri 11-Mar-2022 The Royal Parks: a talk by Jim Buttress Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Wed 16-Mar-2022 Gardening Quiz with Seed Swap & Fish and Chip Supper Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 16-Mar-2022 Surrey Gardens Trust a talk by Sarah Dickinson, Plus Spring Show Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 16-Mar-2022 Vegetable Growing Ideas & Advice: a talk by Barry Newman (Plus Sandhurst & District Gardening Club’s Daffodil Show!) Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Mrs. Chris Dresler 01420-768965
Thu 17-Mar-2022 Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Zoom Talk: Creating Your Garden: Tips for Thriving Plants with Barney Millard Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Thu 17-Mar-2022 Herbs: Propagation, Cultivation & Care: a Talk by Belinda Allen Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Mon 21-Mar-2022 BBC Allotment Competition Finalists (from 2014) Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Wed 23-Mar-2022 The Modern Kitchen Garden: a talk by Barry Newman Haslemere Gardening Society Mr. Roger Smith 01428-658606
Thu 24-Mar-2022 From Sting to Spring: Nettles as a Fibre Plant for Textiles a talk by Brigitte Kaltenbacher Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
Sat 26-Mar-2022 Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Spring Show Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
Sat 26-Mar-2022 Egham Gardens & Allotment Association Plant Sale Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Wed 30-Mar-2022 Painting with Plants: a talk by Chris Beardshaw Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 01483-271812
Wed 30-Mar-2022 An evening with Rosy Hardy from Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants Thursley Horticultural Society Mrs. Pat Clake 01252-706869
April 2022
Fri 1-Apr-2022 Lightwater Gardening Club Daffodil Show Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Fri 1-Apr-2022 Floral Fantasy Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Fri 1-Apr-2022 National Trust Parks & Gardens: a talk by David Hunt Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Sat 2-Apr-2022 Ewell Horticultural Association Spring Show Ewell Horticultural Association Ms. Lynne Mason 0208-393-9257
Sat 2-Apr-2022 Thursley Horticultural Society Spring Show Thursley Horticultural Society Mrs. Pat Clake 01252-706869
Sat 2-Apr-2022 Caterham & District Horticultural Society Spring Show Caterham & District Horticultural Society Mrs. J. Manning 01883 349491
Mon 4-Apr-2022 A to Z of Fuchsias Merstham Horticultural Society
Mon 4-Apr-2022 How to Show with Hazel Chant Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Wed 6-Apr-2022 Brooklands Horticultural Society Spring Show & AGM Brooklands Horticultural Society Jennifer Tribe
Thu 7-Apr-2022 Egham Gardens & Allotments Association: The Spring Show Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Virtual Spring Show Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Wonersh & District Garden Club’s Spring Show Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Kingswood, Walton & Tadworth Horticultural Society Spring Show Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Mr. K.G.Lewis 01737-210707
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Churt Horticultural & Produce Society Spring Show Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Ewhurst Horticultural Society Spring Show Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 01483-271812
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Witley Gardening Association Spring Show Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox 01428 684883
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Banstead Horticultural Society Spring Show Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Sat 9-Apr-2022 Ash Parish Garden Club’s Spring Show Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Mon 11-Apr-2022 Franchi Seeds a talk by Paolo Arrigo Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Wed 13-Apr-2022 Tales from the Potting Shed: a talk by Jean Griffin Cheam and Cuddington Horticultural Society Mr. N. Clarke 0208-644-9291
Wed 13-Apr-2022 Autopot Container Gardening: Growing Vegetables in the Autopot National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 14-Apr-2022 Adventures in Ecuador: a talk by John Hughes Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Wed 20-Apr-2022 Magnificent Magnolias: a talk by Dr Peter Herring Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 20-Apr-2022 Annuals But Not Bedding a talk by Mark Saunders Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 20-Apr-2022 Shrubs: Growing & Pruning: a talk by Graham Talbot & Sandhurst & District Gardening Club’s Late Spring Show Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Mrs. Chris Dresler 01420-768965
Thu 21-Apr-2022 Horticultural Show Tips with Sheila Rapley Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
Tue 26-Apr-2022 Growing Clematis: a talk by Everett Leeds Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox 01428 684883
Wed 27-Apr-2022 National Trust Gardens: a talk by David Hunt Haslemere Gardening Society Mr. Roger Smith 01428-658606
Thu 28-Apr-2022 Squire’s Garden Centres: a talk by Sarah Squire Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
May 2022
Sun 1-May-2022 Plant Heritage Plant Fair at Denbies Wine Estate Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Mon 2-May-2022 Baskets & Tubs: a talk by Mark Dobell Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Wed 4-May-2022 Growing & Caring for Herbs: a talk by Belinda Allen Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Fri 6-May-2022 Growing Vegetables: a talk by Mark Saunders Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Fri 6-May-2022 80 Things You May Not Know About Horticulture: a talk by Ray Broughton Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Sat 7-May-2022 Ewhurst Horticultural Society Plant Sale Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 01483-271812
Sat 7-May-2022 Thursley Horticultural Society Plant Sale Thursley Horticultural Society Mrs. Pat Clake 01252-706869
Sat 7-May-2022 Ash Parish Garden Club’s Plant Sale Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Wed 11-May-2022 Success with Roses by Catherine & David May from Seale Rose Nursery Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox 01428 684883
Wed 11-May-2022 Composts, Growing Media, & Mulches: a talk by Paul Patton Cheam and Cuddington Horticultural Society Mr. N. Clarke 0208-644-9291
Wed 11-May-2022 Hotbeds – Growing Bigger & Better Vegetables: a talk by Tom Maskell National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 12-May-2022 Bonsai: a talk by Malcolm Steward Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Sat 14-May-2022 Warlingham & District Horticultural Society Plant Sale Warlingham & District Horticultural Society Mr. Richard Bransby 01883 623839
Sat 14-May-2022 Egham Gardens & Allotment Association Plant Sale Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Sat 14-May-2022 Cheam & Cuddington Horticultural Society’s Stall at the Cheam Charter Fair Cheam and Cuddington Horticultural Society Mr. N. Clarke 0208-644-9291
Sat 14-May-2022 Woodham and New Haw Horticultural Club Plant Sale and the Silver Club Cake Sale Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Mon 16-May-2022 The Cape Floral Kingdom: a talk by Vincent Gradwell Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Wed 18-May-2022 The Scented Garden: an illustrated talk by Antony Powell Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 18-May-2022 Beyond the Garden Gate: the National Gardens Scheme Past & Present a talk by Angela & Graham O’Connell Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 18-May-2022 Growing Mediums the Root to Gardening Success: a talk by Ray Broughton & Plant Sale Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Mrs. Chris Dresler 01420-768965
Sat 21-May-2022 Banstead Horticultural Society & Friends Celebrate 90 Years! Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Sat 21-May-2022 Caterham & District Horticultural Society Plant Sale Caterham & District Horticultural Society Mrs. J. Manning 01883 349491
Thu 26-May-2022 Surrey Wildlife Trust: Sites of Nature Conservation Interest a talk by Adam Bolton Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267

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