Hello and welcome to the Surrey Horticultural Federation November Newsletter!
Surrey Horticultural Federation Newsletter
I hope this message find you safe and well and enjoying the colourful delights of autumn.
Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz
A reminder that we are so looking forward to seeing you at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Inter-Club Quiz and AGM 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 A323 Guildford /Aldershot road at Normandy. Turn into Glaziers Lane: the hall is 500 yards on left). Please note: If you are coming to the Quiz, please bring your own drinks with you, as there are restrictions at the hall and we will not be serving drinks at this event. If you have any raffle prizes you can bring along, we would be very grateful indeed. If every club could bring a raffle prize that would be wonderful! Thank you.
Tickets Go on Sale for Gardeners’ World Presenter, Adam Frost’s Talk!
Tickets for the Surrey Horticultural Federation’s Spring Talk go on sale at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Quiz on Sunday 6th November 2022. Gardeners’ World Presenter, Horticulturist, and Garden Designer, Adam Frost will be our speaker at the SHF Spring Talk at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2023, at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DT. NB: If you are coming to the SHF Spring Talk, please bring your own drinks with you, as there are restrictions at the hall and we will not be serving drinks at this event.
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, the remaining 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.
Gardeners’ Question Time
Banstead Horticultural Society recently hosted a Gardener’s Question Time broadcast. They had a full capacity audience and two shows were recorded. The Horticultural Experts at this event were Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, and Bob Flowerdew, with Presenter Peter Gibbs.
Don’t miss these special episodes of Gardeners’ Question Time! The first show will be broadcast on Friday 18th November 2022, the second on Friday 2nd December 2022, both on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm, and repeated the following Sunday.
Banstead horticultural Society enjoyed hosting lots of guests from different clubs, including as far away as Uckfield. Banstead Horticultural Society committee recommend that if you have a venue that can seat an audience of up to 200 visitors this is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for clubs and societies to do. The GQT team’s friendly know-how shines in their helpful advice and engagement with the whole process. This is another highlight in the year in which Banstead Horticultural Society celebrated their 90th birthday.
A special thank you to Egham Garden & Allotment Association for their speaker feedback that I’ve attached to the emailed newsletter; please remember that this feedback is confidential and only available to clubs and societies that are paid up members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation. 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 email@example.com. Thank you very much indeed.
There are some Fantastic Talks & Events Coming Up – Don’t Miss Out!
|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||A Talk on the History & Work of the NGS Garden Scheme||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||Leigh Cottage Garden Society AGM||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|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|
|Sat 12-Nov-2022||Wokingham Horticultural Association Winter Show||Wokingham Horticultural Association||Pauline MacBrayne||07941 352411|
|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||“17 Years of Purgatory with the National Trust and the move to Virgin Territory!” Hosted by Chris Spree from the National Vegetable Society||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|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 Show: “A Frosty Morning”||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Thu 1-Dec-2022||Floral Workshop||Aldershot Floral Design Club||Dee Kelly||01252-350944|
|Fri 2-Dec-2022||Lightwater Gardening Club Members’ Christmas Evening||Lightwater Gardening Club||Ms. Lynn Bull||01276-502497|
|Fri 2-Dec-2022||The Remarkable Miss Jekyll: a talk by Cherrill Sands||Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club||Louise Clubley||01932-347297|
|Mon 5-Dec-2022||AGM followed by French Landscape Gardens: a talk by Pamela Holt||Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club||Rosa Bond||01483 539260|
|Wed 7-Dec-2022||Wonersh & District Garden Club’s Social Evening||Wonersh and District Garden Club||Mrs. H. Goodridge||01483-535108|
|Wed 7-Dec-2022||Hardy Annuals: a talk by Pamela Holt||Brooklands Horticultural Society||Jennifer Tribe|
|Thu 8-Dec-2022||Hale Garden Club’s Christmas Quiz||Hale Garden Club||Geoff Wallis||01252 711993|
|Thu 8-Dec-2022||Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society Christmas Party with Talk on Tulips by Cherrill Sands||Dunsfold & Hascombe Horticultural Society||Paul Goudie|
|Fri 9-Dec-2022||Egham Gardens & Allotment Association Social Evening & Photo Competition||Egham Gardens and Allotment Association||Mrs. Wendy Flight||01932-455910|
|Mon 12-Dec-2022||Basingstoke Horticultural Society Members’ Christmas Party||Basingstoke Horticultural Society||Mr. Philip Wraight||01256-324185|
|Mon 12-Dec-2022||Social Evening: A fun evening with ‘Leigh Guru Gardeners‘: Nibbles, wine and a bit of fun for the Festive Season!||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|Tue 13-Dec-2022||Worplesdon Garden Club’s Christmas Social Evening||Worplesdon Garden Club||Tim Bonnert||07708 455096|
|Wed 14-Dec-2022||How to Garden the Low Way: a talk by Sally Nex||Grayshott Gardeners||Sue Wheeler||07719 457821|
|Tue 20-Dec-2022||A Year on the Plot: a talk by Jackie Russell||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Wed 4-Jan-2023||A Gardener’s Life: a talk by Geoff Peach||Brooklands Horticultural Society||Jennifer Tribe|
|Wed 18-Jan-2023||Tales from the Potting Shed a talk by Jean Griffin||Onslow Village Garden Club||Mrs Anne Bradbeer||01483 563421|
|Wed 18-Jan-2023||Hardy Annuals: a talk by Pamela Holt||Sandhurst & District Gardening Club||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|Wed 1-Feb-2023||All about Herbs: a talk by Belinda Allen with herb plants and oils for sale||Brooklands Horticultural Society||Jennifer Tribe|
|Tue 7-Feb-2023||Confessions of a Gardener: a talk by Alan Sargent||Shamley Green Gardening Club||Mrs. A. Tomkins||01483-892114|
|Fri 10-Feb-2023||A Kinder, Greener way to Garden: at talk by David Hide, Biological Control Specialist||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|Wed 15-Feb-2023||Getting the Garden Ready for Spring: a talk by Andy Morris||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Wed 15-Feb-2023||Chickens in the Garden: a talk by Geoff Peach & Sandhurst & District Gardening Club’s AGM||Sandhurst & District Gardening Club||Julie Sheppard||07711 056 815|
|Mon 20-Feb-2023||The Devils Garden: a talk by Russell Bowes||Epsom Garden Society||Catherine Flitter||07821-277708|
|Wed 22-Feb-2023||Making The Most From Your Garden: a Talk by Gardeners’ World Presenter Adam Frost||Surrey Horticultural Federation||Ms. Beth Otway|
|Wed 1-Mar-2023||Aquatics for All: a talk by Paul Patton||Brooklands Horticultural Society||Jennifer Tribe|
|Tue 7-Mar-2023||Bunny Guinness Talk||Shamley Green Gardening Club||Mrs. A. Tomkins||01483-892114|
|Fri 10-Mar-2023||Tips on Showing: a talk by Peter Almond||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Fri 10-Mar-2023||British Alstoemerias and UK Cut Flowers Industry: a talk by Ben Cross from Crosslands Nursery in West Sussex||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|Mon 20-Mar-2023||Rhododendrons: a talk by David Millais||Epsom Garden Society||Catherine Flitter||07821-277708|
|Sat 25-Mar-2023||Wokingham Horticultural Association’s Spring Show||Wokingham Horticultural Association||Pauline MacBrayne||07941 352411|
|Sun 2-Apr-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Mon 17-Apr-2023||Hever Castle Gardens: a talk by Neil Miller, Hever Castle’s Head Gardener||Leigh and District Cottage Garden Society||Jean Griffin|
|Wed 26-Apr-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Coach Trip: Tulips at Arundel||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sat 20-May-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Mini Show||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sat 17-Jun-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Early Summer Flower Show||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sat 17-Jun-2023||Wokingham Horticultural Association’s Summer Show||Wokingham Horticultural Association||Pauline MacBrayne||07941 352411|
|Thu 13-Jul-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Coach Trip: Hyde Hall||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
|Sat 22-Jul-2023||Banstead Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show||Banstead Horticultural Society||Mrs. Diana Beck||01737-271243|
I hope this message finds you enjoying a colourful and uplifting autumn.
Best wishes to you all
Website and Events Secretary
Surrey Horticultural Federation