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Meetings

Our monthly social Meetings take place on the first Friday of most months in the evening and are a great way to catch up with other members and hear the latest Club news. The Meeting includes a talk from a guest speaker. 

 

Non-members are warmly welcomed to our meetings. To find out more please contact us.

Club Meetings
Club Meeting Refreshments
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Daffodil  Competition with the Judges!
Yellow Daffodil

Horticultural Club Talks in 2022

 

In 2022, there is another exciting range of talks, details of which are below are below. If you would like more information or if you have any questions about the Club activities, please let us know via the Contact Us link and we will be delighted to help.

 

  • All evening events are held in the Church Hall of All Saints Church New Haw, Weybourne Way, 98, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, KT15 3DH.

  • Light refreshments are included in the entrance price. Tea, coffee and a choice of cakes  all baked by Melissa  Gill

  • Homemade jams and preserves are also on sale –again prepared by Melissa. A 50% of the sale price is donated to Club funds

  • There is always a raffle and a good selection of prizes

  • We include a Donations Table when you can donate any surplus horticultural goods so others can take re-use them for a donation to Club funds

  • All meetings on Fridays start at 7.45pm and conclude at about 10pm

  • To attend a meeting as a visitor, just turn up

 

Please note that the admission charge is £4 per person for members and £5 per person for visitors.

Mini-Shows

At most Club evenings, there will be a mini-show with Classes based on a theme, topical to the time of year if possible. The list of these topics are on the Show Page, along with the Rules for entry. The entries will be judged and prizes awarded

 

Friday, 4th February

Paul Whittle will be presenting an illustrated talk titled 'New England in the Fall'. This will be  preceded by the Annual General Meeting, starting at 7.45.

 

Friday 4th March

Belinda Allen will be telling us about the use of herbs, both culinary and medicinal

Show Results

  • Tall Daffodils. 1st Bob Hodges, 2nd Lynn and Rob Moore, 3rd David Ashdown

  • Short Daffodils: 1st Bob Hodges, 2nd, Jo Graham, 3rd Margaret White

Friday 1st April

David Hunt will be telling us about the National Trust gardens and Parks.

Several of the early houses rescued by the National Trust had significant gardens, and the Trust soon began to realise that gardens were of historic interest in their own right. In some cases they had to undertake a major restoration to bring them back to their former glory. 
The talk includes a wide selection of gardens throughout England and Wales (including several local ones) and covering a long time span in their creation

Show - Knitting: A hand-made toy or novelty item.

1st prize: Anne Ross

2nd Prize: June Baxter

3rd Prize: Louise Clubley

Friday 6th May

Ray Broughton will give a talk titled '80 Things you may not know about Horticulture' 

Show - Pot Plants with two classes:

  • Flowering pot plants

  • Foliage pot plants

Friday 3th June

Ben Pope will be giving a talk titled 'Gardening to save time'

Plus Strawberries and Cream

Show - Flower Arrangements

Friday 2nd September

We welcome back Mark Saunders who will talk about 'An almost A-Z of good garden plants'

Show - Vegetables

Friday 7th October 

Paul Patton on 'Autumn Inspirations - looking forward to Spring'

Show - Dahlias

Friday 11th November

Russel Bowes on 'Say it with Poison!'

Down in the garden, something deadly lurks! Several people who stood between the gardener and a large inheritance have died horribly. Could it be that they have all been poisoned with the plants and flowers that grow there? Many have been used throughout history as part of the murderer's stock-in-trade, both in fiction and real life, so should you be on your guard against "herbaceous murder" as the gardener welcomes you in for what might be your very last garden tour? Make sure your life insurance is up to date against murder most floral - it's time to Say It With Poison!

Show - Photography

Friday 2rd December

A welcome return by Cherril Sands to tell us about 'The remarkable Miss Jeykll'

Show - Domestic

plus Mince pies and mulled wine