All Talks are held at our monthly Club Meeting and are accompanied by a wonderful selection of homemade refreshments. 


If you would like more information about any of the planned Talks, or would like to make a suggestion, please contact us.

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

Competition Results:

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

Competition Results:

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

Competition Results

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!

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