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
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
- MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING.
- MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
- CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT.
- TREASURER’S REPORT.
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS and COUNCIL MEMBERS.
- FUTURE EVENTS.
- ANY OTHER BUSINESS – Please contact me, (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much indeed.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|