Please find below our programme of events for 2017.

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 31st

More garden impact for less work
Alison Marsden of Gardening by Design
Incorporating AGM & social evening (talk 8pm)

February 28th

Seasonal practical tasks
Caroline Halfpenny

March 28th

Sussex trees
Peter May of the Brighton Permaculture Trust
Co-author of “Apples & Orchards in Sussex”
Easter arrangement competition

April 25th

Penshurst Place gardens
Cory Furness
Penshurst Place Head Gardener

May 30th

Wayside plants: history and folklore
Sue Scrivens

June 27th

Ornamental garden maintenance
Ken Turner

July 8th

Annual Open Show

July 25th

Composts, growing media, mulches: How to improve all types of soil to achieve strong growth
Paul Patton

August 29th

The head gardener and the pineapple
Sally Berkeley

September 26th

From city courtyard to seaside sanctuary
Geoff Stonebanks, owner of Driftwood, an award-winning garden in Seaford, as seen on Gardeners World.
Seeds, rooted cuttings and plant swap.

October 31st

The restoration and overview of Godintons Gardens (a 12-acre RHS partner garden in Ashford)
Nick Sandford, Estate Manager

November 28th

Buttercups and their relatives – plants for all situations and all seasons
Gillian Regan
Christmas arrangement competition


January 30th

Annual General Meeting