Hello and welcome to the Surrey Horticultural Federation Autumn Newsletter.
Obituary – Brian Arm
Most of you know our Chairperson, Janet Arm, but we are very sorry to have to report the sad passing of her husband Brian on 5th September this year.
Brian was a quiet man. He was probably one of the most knowledgeable tree growers in the country and was very well respected throughout the horticultural industry. Brian was very hands-on and he was absolutely passionate about plants. The Chairman of Tilford Gardening Club for many years, Brian loved to share his knowledge with others. He was always ready to give advice if needed, not only about trees but also with his hobby of vegetable growing.
After a lifetime of growing Brian leaves us with an incredible legacy of tens of thousands of the finest trees, planted all over the country, which will continue growing, flowering, and making our lives a little bit better for hundreds of years to come.
Brian and Janet had recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
Janet will continue to run Redleaf Nursery with their daughter Jacqui. A ‘Celebration of Life’ took place last week. Please send any donations to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
The Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz & AGM
Here is the first date for your diaries – our Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz & AGM will be held on Sunday 5th November 2023 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 join us at our fun and informal Club Quiz. We hold a very quick AGM first (see Agenda below) and then start the Quiz.
Surrey Horticultural Federation – 47th AGM
Sunday 5th November 2023 – Normandy Village Hall at 2.30pm
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING.
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS and COUNCIL MEMBERS.
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 sit with 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 brilliant 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 5th November 2023 at 2.30pm (after the AGM) at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT. We 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.
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.
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. His sandwich year placement sent him to Darby Nursery Stock in Norfolk, one of the largest wholesale container nurseries in the country and they asked him to return for full time employment once his course had ended. Nick gained valuable experience their 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 and Nick worked closely with his father in the family business.
Nick took over the running of Barnsdale Gardens when 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 with all learning a bit, as well as just enjoying a trip around a beautiful garden. You will find Nick at Barnsdale on most days, 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 will go on sale at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz and AGM on Sunday 5th November 2023 at 2.30pm at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT.
Welcome to our new members!
I’d like to welcome our new members. We’re so happy to have two new societies joining the Surrey Horticultural Federation. Welcome to….
East Grinstead Horticultural Society
Welcome to East Grinstead Horticultural Society! East Grinstead Horticultural Society have three events coming up this autumn – The Folklore of Flowers and Plants: a talk by Sophie Leathart on 11th October 2023, Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils: a talk by Ian Currie on 8th November 2023, and their Christmas Social. They meet at the 1 Old Court House, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3LT. Visit East Grinstead Horticultural Society’s page on the SHF website for more information.
Holmwood Village Produce Society
Welcome to Holmwood Village Produce Society. In summer 2023 Holmwood Village Produce Society hosted their 77th Annual Village Produce Show! Visit Holmwood Village Produce Society’s page on the SHF website for more information.
Surrey Horticultural Federation visit to Grattons in Dunsfold
It seems a long time ago now, but SHF club members had a lovely sunny and warm afternoon out at our Open Garden Event in July, which was held at ‘Grattons’ in Dunsfold, by kind permission of the owner, Sheri Sticpewich.
The large garden which overlooks a small valley was looking superb, with borders full of roses and grasses and a wide selection of unusual trees and shrubs; not to mention a very productive looking kitchen garden and greenhouse. Sheri and her helpers had provided tea and a wonderful selection of cakes, and all funds made from this and the entrance fee were given to Sheri’s chosen charity. Many thanks to Sheri from all of us.
If you know of a garden which is not normally open to the public, or you think other members would like to see in 2024 – please let Janet or Beth (email@example.com) know – thank you.
Jilly Ball from Hurst Green Gardening Club shares her tips for creating Show Cards
I’d like to say a sincere thank you to Jilly Ball from Hurst Green Gardening Club for sharing her tips on creating show cards – please see Jill’s suggestions below:
WHSmith sells blank record cards in packs of 100, size 6in x 4 in (the size of an older standard photo). They are also available online. A number of ordinary printers such as Canon will print these from a manual rear feed unit as they are thin enough for inkjet home printers, but thicker than normal paper, and a standard paper size. They are also much the same price as the RHS cards before you add the ink cost (we actually print them in greyscale and not colour as this is cheaper). We managed to buy 3 packs for the price of 2 in the “back to school” sale. We produced a couple of Microsoft Word documents with card designs, based on the RHS version but with some wording changes regarding copyright! There are two versions:
- A card designed to be printed “blank” and filled in by hand or used for late entries.
- A card used as a “mailing” template including fields for class, entrant, and class description. This template links to an Excel document, so that you type up the entrants and then mail merge them into the cards so that all the cards (background and text) are printed in a batch, and you don’t have to hand write them. This is a bit technical, and we can always give a quick lesson on how to do it – it is so much easier than handwriting them all, and you don’t have to do all the entrants at once, but can do them in batches. You need to tell the card document where to find the correct entrant list the first time you use it.
- There is also a separate document for the rear face of the card (which we do fill in by hand). It is possible to do an automated two-sided print if your printer supports it, but we have found that if the printer misfeeds it is much harder to work out which cards need to be redone – there is more room for error. Two-sided printing does tend to go wrong more often. Therefore we autofill the complicated face, and just fill in the class number on the back by hand.
- The only disadvantage is that you are reliant on your printer (having enough ink, it not breaking down (!), which is why having blank handful cards as a backup is useful), and also that as inkjet home versions they are not so resistant to water spilt on the table!
- The process is simple – do a mail merge for the “entry face” (or not, if you just want cards for handwriting), and print a load of cards out using the WHSmith blanks. Then turn them over (making sure they are the right way up), put them back in the printer and print the back face onto them. We advise doing one card first on the second print, as it is possible not only to put them in wrong face up, but also the wrong way around so that back face is upside down!
- The one that uses the Excel spreadsheet will ask you where the spreadsheet is located on the computer when you open it / ask if you want to use the one you already have told it about. You may need to know a little about mail merging to get it to work properly!NB: I have attached the documents that Jilly uses to the email I used to send out this newsletter, which is sent out to all Surrey Horticultural Federation Clubs. Please note that Jilly is happy for the documents to be distributed to Surrey Horticultural Federation Clubs and Societies and edited as necessary. Thank you, Jilly!
Do Any of Our Horticultural Societies or Gardening Clubs have any Plastic Vases to Sell or Give Away?
Wonersh and District Gardening Club need plastic vases for their Flower Shows. Perhaps your Club or Society has stopped holding Flower Shows or maybe you have too many vases? If this is the case, please contact Hilary Goodridge from Wonersh and District Gardening Club – telephone 01483 535108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The Branching Out Fund is now accepting applications
The Branching Out Fund supports applications ranging in value from £250 up to £2,500, with specific criteria for those under £500, and those above £500.
NB: Read the Branching Out Fund’s application guidance before you start to fill in an application. You’ll find everything you need to know in the guidance, including the types of trees that qualify and recommendations for protection.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2023.
Successful applicants should be notified within five weeks of a completed submission. Applications under £500 are likely to be processed more quickly.
Asian Hornet Talks at RHS Hill Top
SBKA is delighted that Peter Smith will be giving informative talks about Asian Hornets at 11am and again 2pm on Friday 13th October 2023 at Hill Top, RHS Garden Wisley in Woking.
Anyone attending Peter’s talk will find out how the Asian Hornet (a non-native species) is poised to cause untold damage to our already declining pollinators. Asian Hornets will eat almost anything but they predate on honey bees, mainly because they are easy to catch outside their hives. 62 Asian hornet nests have been found this year, compared to 16 in 2022, and without your help we will be overcome by these voracious, stinging predators. Asian Hornets are now endemic in France where the honey production has reduced by 40%. Thousands of colonies of bees have been lost and crop yields are reducing.
Please attend Peter’s talk to find out what we need to do to try and stop this invasion. SBKA fear that if left uncontrolled, our population of insect pollinators will have a bleak future.
The SBKA request that beekeepers please come to Wisley on Friday to support Peter and the SBKA. Bring your friends. Normal entry prices apply.
(SBKA inform us that the RHS has cancelled the planned Autumn Show – Festival of Flavours due to the A3 closing for the weekend, but Friday is OK!)
More information about the Asian Hornet
Speaker Suggestion – GBKA
At GBKA (Guildford Beekeepers Association) they have a number of speakers who give talks. They all have extensive beekeeping experience and are enthusiastic and eager to share their love of bees, related topics and the many challenges of the modern beekeeping world. Speakers bring items of interest such as a mini hive, smoker, frames of wax etc and if asked, can bring honey for sale.
- Bees and Pollinators
- Responsible Beekeeping
- Protecting our Pollinators
GBKA tend to tailor their talks to the audience and their interests. They do not make a charge but if a donation is offered to their Association they will gladly accept. They can also bring a projector and screen to any venues without these facilities. Contact Pauline Lane at email@example.com or go to our website www.guildfordbeekeepers.org.uk for information about the GBKA.
Are you Growing any Indian varieties of Vegetables, Fruit, or Herbs?
One of our members asked if we could recommend seed stockists of varieties of any edible plants from India. I’ve grown quite a few vegetables from India, but some of them were over 20 years ago and the suppliers I used then sadly aren’t trading any more.
However, more recently I’ve grown Poona Kheera cucumbers – I bought the seeds from Real Seeds. I love looking through the Real Seeds catalogue. I’ve grown many of Real Seeds’ fruit and vegetables, as I’ve been a customer since they started out many years ago.
You can discover a range of unusual heritage seeds via Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library.
Plant World Seeds have some other interesting options.
Chiltern Seeds are a great place to go to look for unusual seeds, both of edible and decorative plants.
Sea Spring Seeds stock seeds of Malabar Spinach (Basella alba), Achocha (Cyclanthera pedate), Luffa (Luffa cylindrica), Bon Bon (Curcurbita maxima), Lablab bean (lablab purpurea).
If you have any recommendations of suppliers of edible plants that are popular in India, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll share your suggestions to the next Surrey Horticultural Federation newsletter. Thank you!
East Surrey Gardening Clubs Update By Debbie Fox, Chair of Growing Redhill
Back in March, Growing Redhill brought East Surrey clubs together for the third time. Nine clubs from three Surrey districts took part and some sent verbal updates if they couldn’t attend. Growing Redhill’s Chair, Debbie Fox is hoping that contact will continue in a new Facebook group for East Surrey Horticultural Societies.
Surrey County Councillor, Jonathan Essex funded the spring meeting. He joined in, noting the current high demand for allotments locally and his ambition for clubs to be stronger together.
Generally, the clubs have healthy funds, are popular and have active programmes including talks and shows. Clubs are moving with the times and embracing social media. A sense of tradition is helping to retain existing members. The clubs offer a level of authenticity in communities. Those on committees feel there is ‘fun in the doing’. However, for some clubs it is hard to find others that feel the same way. Older members are not actively engaging. Village incomers are not joining in with local life. A lot of expectation falls on small committees to maintain high profile events, like Leigh’s Flower Show and Country Fayre. Small committees are hanging on through these ‘weird times’ until things get better.
Councillor Essex continued his support by giving out the prizes at the Banstead Autumn Show in September. It was the Society’s largest ever show with 320 entries. He said he felt it was a special event and was pleased to see that everyone had come together on the day. He really hoped he might take the memory of the show away and inspire other clubs in East Surrey. C ouncillor Essex said he wished that Redhill would have a horticultural society with some of the essence that this one has in Banstead. He has an allotment and has noticed that different things flourish in different years. Growing is a link between the local and global environment. He remains committed to helping East Surrey clubs to thrive. Hurst Green Gardening Club will host the next meeting of East Surrey clubs in early 2024.
Has a speaker given a talk to your society over the past few months? Please share your feedback with the other Surrey Horticultural Federation clubs and societies by emailing me your thoughts, both positive and negative on the speakers you’ve heard – thank you. My email is email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 SHF Newsletter?
Do you have anything you would like me to add to the next newsletter? Please email me, email@example.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 a productive autumn!
Website & Events Secretary
Surrey Horticultural Federation
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, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mon 9-Oct-2023||All About Bees: a talk by Elizabeth Knight||Elstead Garden Club||Mrs. Allison Gravett||01252-703318|
|Tue 10-Oct-2023||Tilford Gardening Club Talk TBC||Tilford Gardening Club||Mrs. Janet Arm||01252-783133|
|Tue 10-Oct-2023||Life Experience of Growing Vines Around the World: a talk by A Valsecchi||Pirbright Horticultural Society||Lucy Baker||01483 481632|
|Tue 10-Oct-2023||The Answer Lies in the Soil: a talk by Geoff Hawkins||Ewhurst Horticultural Society||Mrs. Anne Dyball||01483-271812|
|Tue 10-Oct-2023||Valse des Fleurs: a Demonstration by Nick Grounds||The Reigate Flower Club||Wendy Jolley||01737-764004|
|Tue 10-Oct-2023||Honeybees: a talk by Sergio Pignagnoli||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||Growing Fruit in a Small Garden: a talk by Jim Arbury||National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association||Beth Otway|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||A Guide to Growing & Using Cut Flowers: a talk by Head Gardener, Benjamin Pope||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||The Folklore of Flowers and Plants: a talk by Sophie Leathart||East Grinstead Horticultural Society||Helen Gabrielides|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||Winkworth Arboretum: The legacy of a remarkable man: a talk by Peter Herring||Ashtead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Jennie Pilfold||01372-373348|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||Herbs and their Uses, Culinary and Medicinal: a talk by Belinda Allen||Ascot Horticultural Society||Mrs Lindsey Payne||07847511361|
|Wed 11-Oct-2023||Fruit Growing: a talk by Barry Newman||Virginia Water Horticultural Society||Mrs. Linda Gillham||01932-564839|
|Thu 12-Oct-2023||Growing Climbers & the National Collections held by Tynings Plants: a talk by Jane Lindsay||Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG)||Wendy Bentall||01276-858256|
|Thu 12-Oct-2023||Alpine Colour: a talk by John Negus||Witley Gardening Association||Christine Cox|
|Thu 12-Oct-2023||Growing Vegetables: a talk by Belinda Allen||Egham Gardens and Allotment Association||Mrs. Wendy Flight||01932-455910|
|Thu 12-Oct-2023||Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society AGM & Evening Lecture featuring Sally Gregson ‘Shady Ladies and Damp Damsels’||Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society||Paul Goudie|
|Fri 13-Oct-2023||Gardening for Autumn Colour: a talk by Vince Gradwell||Froyle Gardening Club||Madeleine Dowding||01420-85530|
|Mon 16-Oct-2023||Autumn Aspirations: a talk by Paul Patton||Ripley and District Horticultural Society||Mrs. Sue Stranger|
|Mon 16-Oct-2023||Bulbs for shady & naturalising areas: a talk by Tim Woodland||Basingstoke Horticultural Society||Mr. Philip Wraight||01256-324185|
|Wed 18-Oct-2023||Ponds for Wildlife: a talk by Des Sussex||Sandhurst & District Gardening Club||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|Wed 18-Oct-2023||What Makes Your Local Nursery Tick?: a talk by with Sarah Squire, from Squire’s Garden Centres||Thursley Horticultural Society||Mrs. Pat Clake||01252-706869|
|Wed 18-Oct-2023||Autumn Aspirations: a talk by Paul Patton||Onslow Village Garden Club||Mrs Anne Bradbeer||01483 563421|
|Wed 18-Oct-2023||Succulents: a talk by Sally Seymour||Chiddingfold Horticultural Society||Georgia Lacey||01428 683120|
|Wed 18-Oct-2023||Oaks Park: a talk by Anne Pearcey||Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society||Christine Hockham||01243 824726|
|Thu 19-Oct-2023||Hinton Ampner – how the garden was created (one man’s vision): a talk by John Wood||Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS)||Mrs. Maggie Wright||01428-715304|
|Thu 19-Oct-2023||How to Grow Decorative Flowering Alliums Successfully: a talk by Jackie Currie||Liphook Horticultural Society||Mrs. Anne Haussauer|
|Sat 21-Oct-2023||Elstead Garden Club’s Visit to RHS Wisley Gardens||Elstead Garden Club||Mrs. Allison Gravett||01252-703318|
|Sun 22-Oct-2023||Growing Redhill Merstham Planters Working Party at Merstham Train Station||Growing Redhill||Ms Debbie Fox||07717-678968|
|Mon 23-Oct-2023||Winkworth: a talk by Peter Herring||Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club||Rosa Bond||01483 539260|
|Wed 25-Oct-2023||The Victorian Gardener: a talk by Dr. Judy Hill||Horsley Garden Society||Mrs. K. Clifton|
|Thu 26-Oct-2023||Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society AGM & Social Evening||Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society||Ruth Murphy||01252 793267|
|Wed 1-Nov-2023||Creating Movement Whilst Frozen Still: a talk by Ben Pope||Wonersh and District Garden Club||Mrs. H. Goodridge||01483-535108|
|Thu 2-Nov-2023||Aldershot Floral Design Club AGM, Demonstration, & Competition: ‘Firework Fiesta’||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Fri 3-Nov-2023||Lightwater TB||Lightwater Gardening Club||Ms. Lynn Bull||01276-502497|
|Sat 4-Nov-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Late Autumn Flower Show||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sun 5-Nov-2023||Surrey Horticultural Federation Quiz & AGM||Surrey Horticultural Federation||Ms. Beth Otway|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||Plant Breeding Innovation: a talk by Jamie Claxton||National Vegetable Society (NVS) Surrey District Association||Beth Otway|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||Thursley Horticultural Society AGM & Social Evening with Cheese & Wine||Thursley Horticultural Society||Mrs. Pat Clake||01252-706869|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils: a talk by Ian Currie||East Grinstead Horticultural Society||Helen Gabrielides|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||Gardens of Surrey: a talk by Cherrill Sands||Ashtead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Jennie Pilfold||01372-373348|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||Grayshott Gardeners’ AGM, followed by Cheese & Wine Evening||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|Wed 8-Nov-2023||The Modern Kitchen Garden: a talk by Mark Dobell||Virginia Water Horticultural Society||Mrs. Linda Gillham||01932-564839|
|Thu 9-Nov-2023||The Secrets of Hever Castle Gardens: a talk by Neil Miller||Plant Heritage, Surrey Group (NCCPG)||Wendy Bentall||01276-858256|
|Thu 9-Nov-2023||Christmas Demonstration for Auction||Egham Gardens and Allotment Association||Mrs. Wendy Flight||01932-455910|
|Fri 10-Nov-2023||Ground Cover: a talk by Geoff Hawkins||Froyle Gardening Club||Madeleine Dowding||01420-85530|
|Fri 10-Nov-2023||Busy Bees: a talk by Stella & Eduard||Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club||Louise Clubley||01932-347297|
|Mon 13-Nov-2023||Caterham & District Horticultural Society’s Annual General Meeting||Caterham & District Horticultural Society||Mrs. Karen Murray|
|Tue 14-Nov-2023||Witley Gardening Association AGM & Fish & Chip Supper||Witley Gardening Association||Christine Cox|
|Tue 14-Nov-2023||Herbs: History, Growing & Care: a talk by Belinda Allen||Pirbright Horticultural Society||Lucy Baker||01483 481632|
|Tue 14-Nov-2023||Fabulous Flowers: a Demonstration by Lucinda Knapman||The Reigate Flower Club||Wendy Jolley||01737-764004|
|Tue 14-Nov-2023||A Year in The Savill Garden: a talk by Michelle Cleve||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Wed 15-Nov-2023||Pests & Diseases – Live: a talk by Ray Broughton||Sandhurst & District Gardening Club||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|Wed 15-Nov-2023||Onslow Garden Club’s AGM & Social Evening||Onslow Village Garden Club||Mrs Anne Bradbeer||01483 563421|
|Wed 15-Nov-2023||Chiddingfold Horticultural Society AGM, Social Evening & Light Supper||Chiddingfold Horticultural Society||Georgia Lacey||01428 683120|
|Wed 15-Nov-2023||Weird and Wonderful: a talk by Ian Hudson||Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society||Christine Hockham||01243 824726|
|Thu 16-Nov-2023||Churt AGM followed by Do’s and Don’ts of Pruning: a talk by Kevin Tooher||Churt Horticultural & Produce Society (CHAPS)||Mrs. Maggie Wright||01428-715304|
|Thu 16-Nov-2023||Liphook Horticultural Society AGM, Social Evening & Quiz||Liphook Horticultural Society||Mrs. Anne Haussauer|
|Sat 18-Nov-2023||Wokingham Horticultural Association’s Winter Show||Wokingham Horticultural Association||Pauline MacBrayne||07941 352411|
|Mon 20-Nov-2023||Brussel Sprouts to Tangerines: a talk by Jacquiline Aviolet||Ripley and District Horticultural Society||Mrs. Sue Stranger|
|Mon 20-Nov-2023||Basingstoke Horticultural Society AGM & Cheese and Wine Evening||Basingstoke Horticultural Society||Mr. Philip Wraight||01256-324185|
|Tue 21-Nov-2023||AGM & Talk: Arundel Castle Gardens: a talk by Martin Duncan||Ewhurst Horticultural Society||Mrs. Anne Dyball||01483-271812|
|Wed 22-Nov-2023||Horsley Garden Society AGM & Quiz||Horsley Garden Society||Mrs. K. Clifton|
|Fri 24-Nov-2023||Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Members’ Supper||Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society||Ruth Murphy||01252 793267|
|Fri 24-Nov-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society AGM & Social Evening||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sat 25-Nov-2023||Aldershot Floral Design Club Annual Show||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Sun 26-Nov-2023||Growing Redhill Merstham Planters Working Party at Merstham Train Station||Growing Redhill||Ms Debbie Fox||07717-678968|
|Sun 26-Nov-2023||Aldershot Floral Design Club Annual Show||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Fri 1-Dec-2023||Lightwater Gardening Club Members’ Christmas Evening||Lightwater Gardening Club||Ms. Lynn Bull||01276-502497|
|Fri 1-Dec-2023||The Twelve Plants of Christmas: a talk by Timothy Walker||Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club||Louise Clubley||01932-347297|
|Mon 4-Dec-2023||A talk by Jim Arbury, RHS Fruit Specialist||Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club||Rosa Bond||01483 539260|
|Wed 6-Dec-2023||Ashtead Horticultural Society AGM followed by wine, mince pies, and a garden quiz in the Ralli Room||Ashtead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Jennie Pilfold||01372-373348|
|Wed 6-Dec-2023||Send Gardening Society AGM & Christmas Party||Send Gardening Society||Fiona Collett||01483 765730|
|Wed 6-Dec-2023||Christmas Workshop with Jill Bray||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Wed 6-Dec-2023||Wonersh Garden Club Members Only Christmas Social||Wonersh and District Garden Club||Mrs. H. Goodridge||01483-535108|
|Thu 7-Dec-2023||Aldershot Floral Design Club Workshop||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Fri 8-Dec-2023||Froyle Gardening Club AGM||Froyle Gardening Club||Madeleine Dowding||01420-85530|
|Mon 11-Dec-2023||Basingstoke Horticultural Society Members-Only Christmas Party||Basingstoke Horticultural Society||Mr. Philip Wraight||01256-324185|
|Mon 11-Dec-2023||Talk & Demo on Christmas Decorations with Elizabeth Barralet||Elstead Garden Club||Mrs. Allison Gravett||01252-703318|
|Tue 12-Dec-2023||Pirbright Horticultural Society AGM & Social Evening||Pirbright Horticultural Society||Lucy Baker||01483 481632|
|Tue 12-Dec-2023||Brightly Shone: a Demonstration by Lucy Ellis||The Reigate Flower Club||Wendy Jolley||01737-764004|
|Tue 12-Dec-2023||Worpleson Garden Club Christmas Social||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Wed 13-Dec-2023||What Makes a Great Garden: a talk by Garden Designer, Annie Guilfoyle||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|Wed 13-Dec-2023||East Grinstead Horticultural Society Christmas Social||East Grinstead Horticultural Society||Helen Gabrielides|
|Wed 13-Dec-2023||Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society AGM & Social Evening||Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society||Christine Hockham||01243 824726|
|Wed 13-Dec-2023||Virginia Water Horticultural Society AGM & Social Event||Virginia Water Horticultural Society||Mrs. Linda Gillham||01932-564839|
|Thu 14-Dec-2023||Egham Gardens and Allotment Association AGM & Social Evening||Egham Gardens and Allotment Association||Mrs. Wendy Flight||01932-455910|