Surrey Horticultural Federation Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the Surrey Horticultural Federation Autumn Newsletter 2022!

I hope this message finds you all surrounded by flowers and home-grown fruit and vegetables!  Our Surrey Horticultural Federation Newsletter is full of exciting dates, so get your diaries ready!

Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz & A.G.M

Here is the first date for your diaries – our Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz and A.G.M will be held on Sunday 6th November 2022 at 2.30pm at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT. (Normandy Village Hall is just off the main A 323 Guildford /Aldershot road at Normandy.  Turn into Glaziers Lane: the hall is 500 yards on left).

Please come to our fun and informal Club Quiz.  We hold a very quick A.G.M first (see Agenda below) and then start the Quiz.

Surrey Horticultural Federation – 46th A.G.M.

Sunday 6th November 2022 –  Normandy Village Hall at 2.30pm

 AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
  2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING.
  3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
  4. CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT.
  5. TREASURER’S REPORT.
  6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS and COUNCIL MEMBERS.
  7. FUTURE EVENTS.
  8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS – Please contact me, (beth@pumpkinbeth.com) if there is anything you would like to raise.

Please let us know if your club would like to take part in our Inter-Club Quiz & A.G.M – everyone is very welcome and it’s a relaxed and informal afternoon – we’d be delighted to see you. As in previous years, three club members make up a team and sit together at individual team tables. (Tables will be sited 2m+ apart but you will be close to your team members.)

Our quiz is fun and relaxed; no one has to stand up or read out their answers and all answers are written down. Our Quizmaster, John Negus will read out the questions and he will give everyone a multiple choice of answers for participants to choose from. Teams sit together and each member has their own sheet of paper to record their answers. Teams can confer and can all give the same answers, or each can choose different answers if they don’t know the answer. Supporters and visitors from any club are welcome. There are cash prizes for teams and prizes for the best answers from the audience! It’s a fun afternoon – do join us.

This relaxed and fun event takes place on Sunday 6th November 2022 at 2.30pm (after the AGM) at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT.  We do need to know how many clubs can come – please confirm your club’s entry to me by emailing me at beth@pumpkinbeth.com A.S.A.P.  Thank you.

Adam Frost’s Talk Booked For Wednesday 22nd February 2023 at 7.30pm at Normandy Village Hall

We’re delighted to tell you that we have finally managed to rearrange a date for Gardeners’ World Presenter, Horticulturist & Garden Designer, Adam Frost’s talk. Tickets will go on sale at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Quiz on Sunday 6th November 2022.

The talk will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2023, at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT.  Tickets for Adam Frost’s talk are £10 for Surrey Horticultural Federation club members, and £15 for visitors. If you can’t make the AGM, tickets will be available from Treasurer Katharine Deaville after the AGM.  Please send a cheque made out to Surrey Horticultural Federation and send it to Katharine Deaville  at 8 Hookley Close, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6JG with an s.a.e. and she will get the tickets to you.

Congratulations to our Chairman, Janet Arm for winning ‘Best in Show’ & the ‘Popular Vote’ for her Floral Art at the RHS Wisley Flower Show!

We were thrilled to hear that our Chairman, Janet Arm was awarded Best in Show for her pedestal ‘Where have all the flowers gone’ (2nd image below) and also the Popular Vote for the stand Janet made with her colleague, Valerie Clark: ‘Fantasia – Sugar Plum Fairy’ (see picture below).  Janet’s daughter Jacqui also won a First, a Third and a VHC.  Congratulations to Janet, Valerie, Jacqui, and all the entrants!

Interested in Floral Art? Don’t Miss Aldershot Floral Design Club’s Christmas Show!

Banstead Horticultural Society are hosting BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time!

Banstead Horticultural Society have exciting news – they are to host BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time on Monday 24th of October 2022!
This episode of BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time will be recorded on Monday 24th October 2022, at Banstead Community Hall,
Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3AJ. NB: Admittance is ticket only. Tickets: £4.50 each – available from Banstead Library (open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am–5pm) & at Banstead Horticultural Society events. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis. Complimentary drink on arrival. Doors open at 5pm (No entry after 6pm). Recording finishes at 8pm.

Publicising Your Events

I would be delighted to advertise all of the Surrey Horticultural Federation clubs and societies’ events on the Surrey Horticultural Federation’s website.  The Surrey Horticultural Federation’s website is exclusively for our members’ events.

Please email me (beth@pumpkinbeth.com) 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 do non-members pay to attend?

Please 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 – here’s the form: https://surreyhorticulturalfederation.org/news/membership-renewal/

Feedback Sheets

Please may I ask that if your club or society has booked a speaker this year, please send your thoughts and feedback on the speaker to me – so I can share this insight confidentially with the representatives from the other Surrey Horticultural Federation committees.  Feedback sheets are collated in the strictest confidence, and only shared between the committee members of clubs and societies that are SHF members.  Sharing speaker feedback helps us all find great quality speakers.  To submit feedback on a speaker or lecturer, please use this Feedback Sheet, or simply email me your comments at beth@pumpkinbeth.com.  Thank you very much indeed.

Upcoming Events

The Surrey Horticultural Federation’s website has an events page that lists the events for all Surrey Horticultural Federation member clubs.  I update the website regularly; it is 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).

Please share this email with your members.

I wish you and all your members a very productive autumn, full of harvests and celebration!

Best wishes to you all
Beth

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

Events

September 2022
Thu 15-Sep-2022 Tree Planting & Aftercare: a Talk by Pamela Holt Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Sat 17-Sep-2022 Ewell Horticultural Association Autumn Show Ewell Horticultural Association Ms. Lynne Mason 0208-393-9257
Sat 17-Sep-2022 Brockham Green Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show 2022 Brockham Green Horticultural Society Valeria Maud 01737-843530
Sat 17-Sep-2022 Chobham Allotment & Horticultural Society Show Chobham Allotment and Horticultural Society Mrs. Susan Hallam 01276-858653
Sat 17-Sep-2022 Wokingham Horticultural Association Autumn Show Wokingham Horticultural Association 01189-789039
Mon 19-Sep-2022 Pelargoniums: a talk by Roger Butler Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Wed 21-Sep-2022 Lakeside Gardens of Northern Italy: a talk by Pamela Holt Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 21-Sep-2022 Fascinating Fungi: Friend or Foe? A talk by Dr Peter Herring Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Thu 22-Sep-2022 Millais Nurseries a talk by David Millais Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Ruth Murphy 01252 793267
Sun 25-Sep-2022 Working in a 30 Acre Garden: a Talk by Geoff Hawkins Hale Garden Club Geoff Wallis 01252 711993
Tue 27-Sep-2022 Withypitts Dahlias followed by AGM & Cheese & Wine Witley Gardening Association Christine Cox 01428 684883
Tue 27-Sep-2022 Poisonous Plants: a talk by Russell Bowes Shamley Green Gardening Club Mrs. A. Tomkins 01483-892114
Wed 28-Sep-2022 An Almost A-Z of Good Garden Plants: a talk by Mark Saunders Haslemere Gardening Society
October 2022
Sun 2-Oct-2022 British Fuchsia Society Autumn Roadshow Guildford Fuchsia Group Ms.Lindsay Farthing 01252-656059
Mon 3-Oct-2022 Pruning Ornamental Shrubs Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Tue 4-Oct-2022 Companion Planting – Gardening to Organic Ways with Belinda Allen Merrow Horticultural Society Ms. Veronica Plested 01483-569498
Wed 5-Oct-2022 AGM & The Love of Hostas: a talk by John Baker Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Wed 5-Oct-2022 From 30 acres to 30 square yards: a talk by Geoff Hawkins Brooklands Horticultural Society Jennifer Tribe
Thu 6-Oct-2022 Floral Workshop Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Fri 7-Oct-2022 Magnificent Magnolias: a talk by Dr Peter Herring Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Fri 7-Oct-2022 Monet: Painter & Gardener: a talk by John Hughes Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Fri 7-Oct-2022 Autumn Aspirations – Looking Forward to Spring: a talk by Paul Patton Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Tue 11-Oct-2022 Growing Sweet Peas: a talk by Jim McDonald Worplesdon Garden Club Tim Bonnert 07708 455096
Tue 11-Oct-2022 Fruit Growing in a Small Garden: a talk by Jim Arbury Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 01483-271812
Tue 11-Oct-2022 Growing Vegetables for the Kitchen and/or Showing: a talk by Geoff Peach Ewell Horticultural Association Ms. Lynne Mason 0208-393-9257
Wed 12-Oct-2022 No Dig Gardening: a talk by Bryan Davis Ashtead Horticultural Society Mrs. Jennie Pilfold 01372-373348
Wed 12-Oct-2022 Munstead Wood Through the Seasons: a talk by Annabel Watts Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Wed 12-Oct-2022 Fun Quiz Night! Cheam and Cuddington Horticultural Society Mr. N. Clarke 0208-644-9291
Wed 12-Oct-2022 Alliums For The Garden: a talk by Jackie Currie National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 13-Oct-2022 Trees a Cut Above the Rest: a talk by Tony Kirkham Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Thu 13-Oct-2022 The Journey to Our Honey: a talk by Stela and Eduard Balan Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Mon 17-Oct-2022 How to Take Care of Trees: a talk by Dominic Gill, Arboriculturist Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club Rosa Bond 01483 539260
Mon 17-Oct-2022 Ground Cover: a talk by Geoff Hawkins Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Wed 19-Oct-2022 British Alstromerias & the UK Cut Flower Industry: a talk by Ben Cross of Crosslands Flower Nursery Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Missi Kasahara 7590-267-807
Wed 19-Oct-2022 Houseplants: Choosing & Care a talk by Jenni Barton-Warner Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 19-Oct-2022 The Swan Life-Line: a talk by Cindy Smulders Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Julie Sheppard 07711 056 815
Thu 20-Oct-2022 Companion Planting & Gardening the Organic Way: a talk by Belinda Alan Hale Garden Club Geoff Wallis 01252 711993
Thu 20-Oct-2022 My Life in Gardening: a Talk by Pippa Greenwood Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Sat 22-Oct-2022 Pest Recognition & Control: a talk by Andrew Halstead Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group Mrs Anne Grabaskey
Mon 24-Oct-2022 Banstead Horticultural Society are hosting BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time! Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Wed 26-Oct-2022 The Fascinating & Secret Life of the Mole: a talk by Chris Stewart Haslemere Gardening Society
Thu 27-Oct-2022 Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society AGM & Lecture Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Paul Goudie
November 2022
Tue 1-Nov-2022 Vegetables, Gardens & Allotments: a talk by Barry Newman Shamley Green Gardening Club Mrs. A. Tomkins 01483-892114
Wed 2-Nov-2022 All Aspects of Fruit and Vine Growing: a talk by Alexandra Valsecchi Wonersh and District Garden Club Mrs. H. Goodridge 01483-535108
Wed 2-Nov-2022 Gardening for Autumn Colour: a talk by Vincent Gradwell Brooklands Horticultural Society Jennifer Tribe
Thu 3-Nov-2022 AGM & Demonstration ‘Christmas at Home’ Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Fri 4-Nov-2022 An Evening with Surrey Wildlife Trust Lightwater Gardening Club Ms. Lynn Bull 01276-502497
Sat 5-Nov-2022 Banstead Horticultural Society Late Autumn Show Banstead Horticultural Society Mrs. Diana Beck 01737-271243
Sun 6-Nov-2022 Surrey Horticultural Federation Quiz & AGM Surrey Horticultural Federation Ms. Beth Otway
Mon 7-Nov-2022 Ash Parish Garden Club’s AGM & Bring & Buy Ash Parish Garden Club Mrs B. Ames 01252-686303
Tue 8-Nov-2022 Gilbert White the Gardener: a talk by David Standing Worplesdon Garden Club Tim Bonnert 07708 455096
Tue 8-Nov-2022 Fungi: Friends or Foes: a talk by Dr Peter Herring Merrow Horticultural Society Ms. Veronica Plested 01483-569498
Wed 9-Nov-2022 Modern Kitchen Gardening: a talk by Barry Newman Ashtead Horticultural Society Mrs. Jennie Pilfold 01372-373348
Wed 9-Nov-2022 Grayshott Gardeners’ AGM, followed by Cheese & Wine Evening Grayshott Gardeners Sue Wheeler 07719 457821
Wed 9-Nov-2022 The Modern Kitchen Garden: a talk by Mark Dobell National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association Beth Otway
Thu 10-Nov-2022 Creating Movement Whilst Frozen Still: a talk by Ben Pope Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG) Wendy Bentall 01276-858256
Thu 10-Nov-2022 North Pennines Fungal & Slime Moulds: a talk by Andy Sands Egham Gardens and Allotment Association Mrs. Wendy Flight 01932-455910
Fri 11-Nov-2022 Say It With Poison: a talk by Russel Bowes Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club Louise Clubley 01932-347297
Wed 16-Nov-2022 Onslow Village Garden Club’s AGM & Social Evening Onslow Village Garden Club Mrs Anne Bradbeer 01483 563421
Wed 16-Nov-2022 Making Your Own Tropical Garden: a talk by Graham Blunt Sandhurst & District Gardening Club Julie Sheppard 07711 056 815
Thu 17-Nov-2022 Christmas Table Decorations with Pat Lloyd Langstone Hale Garden Club Geoff Wallis 01252 711993
Thu 17-Nov-2022 Churt AGM followed by Wildflower Meadows & Banks: a Talk by Geoff Hawkins Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS) Mrs. Maggie Wright 01428-715304
Sat 19-Nov-2022 Unusual Winter Flowers: a talk by Bob Brown Hardy Plant Society Southern Counties Group Mrs Anne Grabaskey
Mon 21-Nov-2022 Basingstoke Horticultural Society AGM followed by Cheese & Wine Basingstoke Horticultural Society Mr. Philip Wraight 01256-324185
Tue 22-Nov-2022 Ewhurst AGM Followed by Pamela Holt’s talk about the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Ewhurst Horticultural Society Mrs. Anne Dyball 01483-271812
Wed 23-Nov-2022 Shrubs: the Backbone of your Garden: a talk by Geoff Hawkins Haslemere Gardening Society
Sat 26-Nov-2022 Aldershot Floral Design Club Show “A Frosty Morning” Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944
Sun 27-Nov-2022 Aldershot Floral Design Club presents “A Frosty Morning” Aldershot Floral Design Club Dee Kelly 01252-350944

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