Please find below our programme of events for 2018.
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.
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.
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS
Manage your greenhouse
Alan Harvey, Lecturer Hadlow College.
Plants for sale.
Planting a butterfly border
Jo Arnell, Hornbrook Manor (RHS trained in horticulture & garden design).
Colin Humphreys, National Auricula & Primula Society.
Outing to Beth Chatto’s garden, near Colchester
Annual Open Show from 2pm in the Goldsmith Leisure Centre grounds.
Through the garden gate
Irene Willson, National Garden Scheme county organiser (opens her garden, Butlers Farmhouse, under the scheme).
All about vegetables
Geoff Hawkins, Retired Head Gardener of Mill Court private estate. Garden expert on LBC & Southern Counties Radio.
All things nutty
Alexander Hunt, Kentish Cobnut & Walnut Growers.
Produce for sale (10% to CHS).
May your photographs bloom & blossom
Glyn Bareham, Licentiate Royal Photographic Society, credit with GB Photographic Alliance.
Martin Flint, Chrysanthemums Direct (Chelsea Gold award 2017).
The Committee plans to arrange self-drive garden visits as the opportunity arises. Details will be announced at monthly meetings and in the newsletter.
Annual general meeting