Horticultural Club Talks in 2019
In 2019, there is another exciting range of events and coach trips and full details are below or on the links indicated. 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 Small Hall at New Haw Community Centre, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, KT15 3ND. Tel 01932 846921
Light refreshments are included in the entrance price. Tea, coffee and a choice of cakes (including gluten free) all baked by Melissa Gill
Homemade jams and preserves are also on sale –again prepared by Melissa. A share of the sale price is donated to Club funds
There is always a raffle and a good selection of prizes
All meetings on Fridays start at 8pm and conclude at about 10pm
Please note that the admission charge is £3 per person for members and £4 per person for visitors.
Fun Competitions are on: 5th April (Daffodils), 7th June (Roses) and 4th October (Dahlias).
Members are invited to bring along five specimen blooms in a vase of their choice. These will be displayed during the evening and members will then judge the entries and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Friday 1st February 8pm– “California Dreamin’” – Mary Braddock
A Photographic tour of the wildlife found in the coastal regions of California around San Francisco before travelling inland to Yosemite and beyond to Lake Mono and the historical gold mining town of Bodie
Friday 1st March 8pm– “The National Garden Scheme” – Margaret Arnott - County Organiser for Surrey
Discover the surprising origins of this charitable organisation & find out what it is like to open your garden to the public. See beautiful pictures of gardens in Surrey, that can be visited each year; a stunning selection of ' Private Gardens for Public Pleasure '
Friday 5th April 8pm – “Heavenly Hostas” – John and June Baker
John and June Baker hold the National Collection of hostas in the UK numbering some 1200 varieties. Hear how hostas were discovered and how they have been developed over the years. Also, how to avoid slug and snail damage and how best to use hostas in the garden to best effect. The talk includes numerous slides of their collection and of different gardens especially in the USA.
Plus, Fun Competition - Daffodils
1st Sylvia Hodges
2nd: Louise Clubley
3rd: Doreen Millard
Friday 3rd May 8pm– “Shrubs- the backbone of your garden” – Geoff Hawkins
Geoff retired as Head Gardener of Mill Court private estate near Alton in 2012 after 35 years. This evening he presents an illustrated talk giving you some ideas of which shrubs you could use in your garden to give structure, shape and texture as well as colour through flowers, stems and foliage. Plus, lots of photographs!
Friday 7th June 8pm– “Wetlands and Waterways” – Nigel Choate
A keen wildlife photographer, Nigel Choate has been taking photographs for over 30 years. Come and see the wide range of his pictures to illustrate his talk on Wetlands and Waterways.
Refreshments will include strawberries and a glass of Pimms! it’s also “Bring a Friend for Free evening!”
Plus, Fun Competition - Roses
1st Suzanne Brown
2nd Eileen Garside
3rd Christine and David Ashdown
Friday 4th October 8pm– “A History of Nuts” – Jacqueline Aviolet
Jacqueline has owned and run Rosie’s Nursery in Aylesford Kent for over 25 years and is a committed plantswoman and has a wide range of all things ‘gardening’! This evening, she will tell us all about the history and cultivation of nuts from around the world.
Plus, Fun Competition - Dahlias
1st Louise Clubley
2nd Amanda Goldsmith
3rd John Foster
Friday 6th December 8pm– “Festive Plants for Wintertime” – Cherril Sands
Cherrill is well known to many of our members and this evening presents a seasonal talk on Festive Plants for Wintertime. Evergreen holly, ivy and mistletoe are rich in myth and folklore and have long been part of our festive traditions, while Christmas trees are a comparatively recent addition. We will hear stories relating to these plants and about festive gifts such as poinsettias, cacti and amaryllis.
The evening concludes with mulled wine and mince pies to get us in the mood for Christmas!