First, a reminder for ticket holders that Chris Beardshaw’s talk is going ahead at 2.30pm in the AFTERNOON on Thursday 10th March 2022. NB: this talk is sold out.
Surrey Horticultural Federation Afternoon Spring Talk
With Chris Beardshaw at 2.30pm on Thursday 10th March 2022 at Normandy Village Hall
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. During this talk, Chris Beardshaw will tell us 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.
We want to keep all talk attendees safe, so we have a few requests to make of anyone planning to attend Chris Beardshaw’s talk:
- On arrival please could you hand a piece of paper with your name telephone number or email address, so we can contact you if anyone should develop COVID after the talk. It’s easier to do this ahead of time and simply pop a note in your bag to take with you.
- We would appreciate it if everyone who attends Chris Beardshaw’s 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.
- We ask that if any attendee develops COVID in the seven days after the talk that they email me ASAP email@example.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 socialise together 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.
Gardens Open ‘By Prior Arrangement’ through the National Garden Scheme
Many of the NGS gardens open for regular days to the general public, but we know that there are many garden enthusiasts and gardening groups who enjoy a more intimate visit to a garden with the opportunity to meet the garden owners. I have attached the NGS newsletter to this email which provides more details of the participating gardens.
Details of all the gardens are given in full on the NGS website www.ngs.org.uk and in the 2022 Garden Visitors Handbook (Yellow Book) but perhaps having all the details of just ‘By Arrangement’ gardens in one document will make it easier for tour organisers to plan.
If you would like any further information about these gardens, do please get in touch directly with the garden owners.
NGS Gardens open by arrangement 2022
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, Katharine Deaville, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publicising Your Events
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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/
Wireless Portable Amplifiers and Wireless Lapel Microphones
Do you have any recommendations for a small wireless portable amplifier with wireless lapel microphones? One of our clubs have found their Pulse Megamouth speakers were OK, but they had problems with the rechargeable batteries. After being unused (due to COVID) they now don’t work. They are now looking to find a suitable replacement. This particular club’s searches have hit a problem with the need for both the amp and mic to be wireless. Do you have any ideas? What microphone and amplifier does your club or society use? Do you have any products that you’d recommend? Similarly, are there any products you regret buying? Do please let me know and I’ll share the info between all of the Surrey Horticultural Federation societies, clubs, and groups.
Looking for vases for shows or displays?
Grayshott Gardeners have purchased a set of new green bikini vases and so they are now selling all their magnolia vases. They have 102 x 2” vases, 23 x 3” vases and 24 x 4.25” available at a cost of £2.50, £3.00, and £4.50 respectively. If you are interested buying in a batch, please email Sue Wheeler email@example.com .
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).
Please keep the speaker feedback confidential but do please share the information about Chris Beardshaw’s talk and the rest of this email with your members.
I wish you and all your members a very happy growing season ahead.
Best wishes to you all
Website and Events Secretary
Surrey Horticultural Federation
|Mon 7-Mar-2022||Clematis||Merstham Horticultural Society|
|Mon 7-Mar-2022||Cacti Growing & Showing||Ash Parish Garden Club||Mrs B. Ames||01252-686303|
|Tue 8-Mar-2022||Lakeside Gardens of Northern Italy: a talk by Pamela Holt||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Tue 8-Mar-2022||Garden Inspiration: a talk by Mark Saunders||Merrow Horticultural Society||Ms. Veronica Plested||01483-569498|
|Tue 8-Mar-2022||Ewell Horticultural Society AGM & Gardening on the Wild Side – Attracting Beneficial Wildlife: a talk by Paul Patton||Ewell Horticultural Association||Ms. Lynne Mason||0208-393-9257|
|Wed 9-Mar-2022||Plants for Wildlife: a talk by George Lockwood||Ashtead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Jennie Pilfold||01372-373348|
|Wed 9-Mar-2022||My Chelsea Story: a talk by Matthew Wilson||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|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||Leatherhead Horticultural Society Spring Show||Leatherhead Horticultural Society||Mr. Euan Niven||01372-279079|
|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||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|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|
|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||Group Meeting for East Surrey Horticultural Societies||Growing Redhill||Ms Debbie Fox||07717-678968|
|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|
|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||Floral Workshop||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|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||Grayshott Gardeners’ Spring Show||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|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|
|Tue 12-Apr-2022||Hever Castle & Gardens: a talk by Neil Miller||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Tue 12-Apr-2022||A Gardener’s Look at Ireland: a talk by Geoff Peach||Merrow Horticultural Society||Ms. Veronica Plested||01483-569498|
|Wed 13-Apr-2022||Mediterranean Plants: a talk by Ian Pentney||Ashtead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Jennie Pilfold||01372-373348|
|Wed 13-Apr-2022||My Corona Diary by Gordon Rae||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|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||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|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|
|Thu 28-Apr-2022||Squire’s Garden Centres: a talk by Sarah Squire||Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society||Ruth Murphy||01252 793267|
|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|
|Thu 5-May-2022||Demonstration: Val Clark “Merry Month of May” Competition: “Double Dutch”||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|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||Grayshott Gardeners’ Plant Sale||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|Sat 7-May-2022||Ash Parish Garden Club’s Plant Sale||Ash Parish Garden Club||Mrs B. Ames||01252-686303|
|Tue 10-May-2022||Making the Most of What You Have: a talk by Ben Pope||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|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||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: a talk by Pamela Holt||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|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||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|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|