Meetings with invited speakers and garden visits
ALL ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CORONOVIRUS RULES
During the winter months (October to April, with the exception of December) we meet and enjoy illustrated talks from local and national gardening speakers but for the time being they are being held on Zoom and may be mid-week.
The Old Barn Hall,
55 Church Road,
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 2021 – further details will be added as they become available. Items with darker green background are members-only.
|Wednesday 20th January 7.30pm||Zoom talk - Patricia Fox, Managing Director, Aralia Gardens Limited will speak on Designing Contemporary Planting Schemes.|
|Tuesday 16th February 7.30pm||Zoom talk - Steve Edney and Louise Dowle will be talking about ' Our Jungly journey with Exotics' .|
|Saturday 13th March
|10.30 am AGM followed by talk at 11 am by Harvey Stephens on 'Plants Worthy of Garden Merit'.|
|Saturday 17th April
|Zoom talk - 'From Cinderella to Princess - three gardens makeover on spaces, plant combinations & surprises' - Laura de Beden.|
|Thursday 20th May||Visit to Sussex gardens||members only|
|Saturday 22nd May||Plant sale - in member's garden in Bookham - see poster on Home Page|
|Monday 21st June||Half day visit to Surrey garden||members only|
|Sunday 27th June||Bookham Open Gardens - click here for more details|
|Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th July||Three day coach trip Shropshire. Includes return coach travel, 2 nights half board in a hotel with visits to 8 gardens.||members only|
|Thursday 15th July||Half day visit to Hampshire garden|
|Tuesday 3rd August||Visit to Berkshire gardens||members only|
|Saturday 23rd October
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
|Saturday 27th November
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
|TBC Talk (followed by a members-only Christmas Party|
You may also download the SCG 2021 Public Programme using the button below
The full 2021 programme of talks and garden visits is available in the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.