Please find below our programme of events for 2018.

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at the new Community Centre (map of venue). Please arrive at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

A raffle and a sale of plants in aid of Society funds are held at the monthly meetings. Donations of prizes and items for the plant stall are always appreciated.

Visitors are welcome to come to our talks for a £4 entry fee, which is refundable if you join on the night.


January 30

Growing and over-wintering exotics
Graham Blunt, PlantBase, nursery in Wadhurst specialising in exotic plants.

Incorporating Annual General Meeting (talk 8pm).

February 27 – CANCELLED

History and work of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew
Sarah Oldridge, Adult Learning Coordinator for Kew & Wakehurst.


March 27

Manage your greenhouse
Alan Harvey, Lecturer Hadlow College.

Plants for sale.

Easter arrangement.

April 24

Planting a butterfly border
Jo Arnell, Hornbrook Manor (RHS trained in horticulture & garden design).

May 29

Growing auriculas
Colin Humphreys, National Auricula & Primula Society.

June 21

Outing to Beth Chatto’s garden, near Colchester

June 26

Christopher May.

7th July

Annual Open Show from 2pm in the Goldsmith Leisure Centre grounds.

July 31

Through the garden gate
Irene Willson, National Garden Scheme county organiser (opens her garden, Butlers Farmhouse, under the scheme).

August 28

All about vegetables
Geoff Hawkins, Retired Head Gardener of Mill Court private estate. Garden expert on LBC & Southern Counties Radio.

September 25

All things nutty
Alexander Hunt, Kentish Cobnut & Walnut Growers.

Produce for sale (10% to CHS).

October 30

May your photographs bloom & blossom
Glyn Bareham, Licentiate Royal Photographic Society, credit with GB Photographic Alliance.

November 27

Martin Flint, Chrysanthemums Direct (Chelsea Gold award  2017).

Christmas arrangement.

The Committee plans to arrange self-drive garden visits as the opportunity arises. Details will be announced at monthly meetings and in the newsletter.


January 29

Annual general meeting