Programme 2019

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.

* Please note that this year's April meeting is in the afternoon and tea and coffee will be served after the talk.

Outline programme for 2019 – details of bulb sales will be added as they become available.  Items with darker green background are members-only.

Saturday 12th January
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
‘Succession Planting’ – Steven Edney.
Plant sale.
Saturday 16th February
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
'Epimediums' - Sally Gregson. 
Plant sale.
Saturday 16th March
(10.00 for 10.30 am)
AGM followed by ‘Plant Hunting in Manipur’ - Paul Barney. 
Plant sale.   
Saturday 13th April
(2.00 for 2.30 pm)
‘On The Wild Side - An Experiment in New Naturalism’ - Keith Wiley. 
Plant and seedling sale.
Tuesday 14th May All-day gardens visit to Kent members only
Thursday 6th June All-day coach trip to an Essex garden members only
Wednesday 19th June Garden visit to Surrey members only
Saturday 6th - Monday 8th July Three-day coach trip to Wiltshire and Somerset gardens members only
Wednesday 24th July All-day gardens visit to Berkshire members only
Thursday 15th August All-day garden visit to Sussex members only
September tbc Morning coffee or afternoon tea in a member’s garden  members only
Saturday 26th October
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
‘Making the Most of What You Have’ – Ben Pope.  
Plant sale.  
Saturday 23rd November
(10.00 for 10.45 am)
‘My Thirty Best Plants’ – Bob Brown.
(followed by a members-only Christmas Party)

You may also download the SCG 2019 Public Programme using the button below. 

Download the SCG 2019 Public Programme  

The full 2019 programme of talks and garden visits is available in the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.