Full Programme 2021

Members' 2021 Programme of talks and garden visits 

ALL ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CORONOVIRUS RULES

Please note that this programme will be updated on a regular basis as more details of specific events become available.  

See section on Garden visits and booking procedures below for details of how to book garden visits etc. For more specific information on visits, please look at either the Monthly email News Round Up or the relevant newsletter edition 

Wednesday 20th January 7.30pm Zoom talk Patricia Fox, Managing Director, Aralia Gardens Limited will speak on Designing Contemporary Planting Schemes.  Zoom details will be emailed out to members.
Tuesday 16th February 7.30pm Zoom talk - Steve Edney and Louise Dowle will be talking about ' Our Jungly journey with Exotics' . You may remember Steve's talk about the Salutation Garden and this is about his own garden, designed and looked after by his partner Louise with a bit of help from him!  Zoom links to follow.
 
Thursday 18th February 12 - 2pm TBC Group winter walk at Timber Hill, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8JF.  In line with NGS rules you may book an alternative date for a private visit provided you live in area.
Sunday 21st February 2 - 4pm Sarah Wilson is opening her garden at Shieling in Kingswood for the NGS, for visitors to enjoy the snowdrops, hellebores and many spring flowering shrubs . You need to book a ticket on line and there are a limited number of visitors so do visit the NGS website to book a ticket - please note their Covid rules. Hopefully there will also be tea and cakes and a few plants for sale as well as a seasonal plant list.  
Saturday 13th March 10.30 am AGM followed by talk at 11 am by Harvey Stephens on 'Plants Worthy of Garden Merit'.  Harvey was previously Deputy Keeper of the gardens at Savill Garden and will be donating his fee to Perennial:The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society, for whom he has volunteered for 20 years.  Zoom details to follow by email.
Sunday 4th April 2- 4 pm Sarah Wilson is opening her garden at Shieling in Kingswood for the NGS, for visitors to enjoy the spring flowering shrubs, bulbs such as Narcissi, Erythronium, Anemone blanda, Fritillaria, Cyclamen coum and early tulips. Other plants at their best are Hellebores, primroses, ferns, Pulmonaria, Corydalis, Omphalodes and many different Epimedium.  There will be a guided socially distanced garden walk with a disposable plant list provided.  You need to book a ticket (£5) on line and there are a limited number of visitors so do visit the NGS website to book a ticket - please note their Covid rules
Saturday 17th April 10.45am

Zoom talk - 'From Cinderella to Princess - three gardens makeover on spaces, plant combinations & surprises' - Laura de Beden  Zoom link provided in the April monthly email newsletter.

Monday 3rd May 11 - 4pm Sarah Wilson is opening her garden at Shieling in Kingswood for the NGS, for visitors to enjoy the Rhododendron, Magnolia, Camellia and Azaleas well as bluebells, Narcissi, muscari, Leucojum and tulips. Several blossom trees should be in flower. Hosta and woodland perennials are beginning to appear as well as most of the early summer perennials.  You may book a ticket on line on the NGS website or just turn up on the day.  Some plants for sale, also home-made cake with tea or coffee available for £5.00. All proceeds to the Children’s Trust.
Thursday 20th May 11am
note change of date

Garden visit - Clinton Lodge Gardens, Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3ST:  A plantsman’s garden, six acres divided into smaller gardens reflecting periods of English Garden design.  Meeting at 11am.  £14 per head including refreshments.  We will begin with refreshments and an introductory talk by Lady Collum on the terrace.  This visit could be combined with a trip to nearby Sheffield Park (NT) or some garden nurseries the details of which we can advise.  Full details in May monthly email newsletter.  

Booking via Caroline Rose: 01306 740426 or or 07702271145 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Sunday May 16th.

Saturday 22nd May Plant sale - in Anthea's lovely garden in Bookham.  See also poster on Home Page.  Last year's sales were very popular and this time we're using the money raised to replenish HPS funds (after the free Zoom talks) and also donate to the Old Barn Hall.  Please donate plants!  More details in May monthly email newsletter.
Monday 21st June 2pm Garden visit to Timber Hill, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8JF.  We will be met by Lavinia at 2pm for an introduction to the garden.  It is a beautifully kept woodland garden with views of the North Downs. The garden surrounding the house has lots of roses, shrubs and pots. We will be treated to a lovely tea outside if possible or in their barn if the weather intervenes. The cost is £12 which includes the refreshments. Full details in the May newsletter

Booking via Angela Baker: 01372 454875 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Monday June 7th. 

Sunday 27th June 10am - 5pm Bookham Open Gardens - Five of our members are opening along with 10 other private gardens.  Do join us for this annual event raising money for the Old Barn Hall.  More details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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.  See attached flyer and booking form for more details.  You can see a selection of photos of the gardens here

Booking via Elizabeth Toogood by 28 February 2021.  In case of queries you can call Elizabeth on 01372 721353 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 15th July 2pm A welcome return Garden visit to Hambledon House, East Street, Hambledon, Hampshire PO7 4RX, which some members visited last October.  Diana Hart Dyke will welcome us at 2pm and talk about the garden and will be on hand during the visit to answer our questions.  The cost of the visit will be £10 which includes refreshments.  Full details in May monthly email news round up.

Booking via Caroline Rose: 01306 740426 or or 07702271145 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Monday July 12th.

Tuesday 3rd August

Garden visits to Priory House, Priory Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9RQ and The Savill Garden.  We will start at Priory House at 11am and move onto The Savill Garden at 1pm.  Full details in the May newsletter.  

Booking via Angela Baker: 01372 454875 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday July 24th