Programme 2020

Meetings with invited speakers 

During the winter months (October to April, with the exception of December) we meet and enjoy illustrated talks from local and national gardening speakers at:

The Old Barn Hall,
55 Church Road,
Great Bookham
KT23 3PQ

The meetings are on Saturdays, and directions to the venue can be found here.  The venue is accessible for those in wheelchairs and there is a loop system for the hard of hearing.

We usually* open the doors at 10.00am and free tea and coffee are served.  At 10.15am there is a plant sale where you can buy good-quality home-grown plants at very competitive prices.  In addition, there is a range of garden sundries, HPS booklets and second-hand gardening books to buy, and a raffle. 

At about 10.45am, the Chairman will officially start the meeting and a guest speaker will talk for about 1 hour followed by a questions-and-answer session.  The topic will relate to plants and gardens.

Outline programme for 2020– details of bulb sales will be added as they become available.  Items with darker green background are members-only.

Saturday 11th January
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
'Adapting perennial planting & gardens for the 21st century' – Andrew Humphris
Plant sale.
Saturday 15th February
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
'What to do with this space?' - Darren Lerigo.  Ideas on garden design and maintenance.
Plant sale.
Saturday 14th March
(10.00 for 10.30 am)
AGM followed by ‘A tapestry of foliage' - Geoff Hodge.
Plant sale.   
Saturday 18th April
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
CANCELLED 'From Cinderella to Princess - three gardens makeover on spaces, plant combinations & surprises' - Laura de Beden.
Plant and seedling sale.
Saturday 2nd May Half-day gardens visit to Surrey - CANCELLED members only
Tuesday 9th June All-day coach trip to a Kent garden  - CANCELLED members only
Tuesday 30th June Afternoon visit to a member's garden  - CANCELLED members only
Wednesday 22nd July Half-day garden visit to Berkshire  - CANCELLED members only
end July / beginning August  All-day coach trip to an Oxfordshire garden.  - CANCELLED  members only
Saturday 17th October
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
CANCELLED A woodland garden through the year' - Gillian & Peter Reagan.
Plant and bulb sale.  Please bring bags to put bulbs in.
Saturday 21st November
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
‘On top & almost in control - tales from an even smaller garden' - Timothy Walker. - TBC
(followed by a members-only Christmas Party - CANCELLED )

You may also download the SCG 2020 Public Programme using the button below 

The full 2020 programme of talks and garden visits is available in the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.