Due to the limited schedule of activities we were able to carry out in 2020 we are pleased to announce that all 2020 members will have their membership rolled over to 2021. Anyone who was a member during 2020 will not be required to pay a fee for 2021 membership. In addition the fee for new members to join during 2021 will only be £5, rather than the usual £10. Please see the membership page for details.
We are pleased to say that the Hut remains open on Sundays from 10am to noon, up to and including 13 December. Don’t forget to visit the Hut for your spring bulbs and anything else you might need for your winter gardening. We are operating a one way system, entering the Hut via bulk store and exiting via the green door after paying for all goods at the cash desk. Members are asked to queue from the table set up outside and maintain 2 metre…Continue Reading “The Hut is open!”
Our traditional Late Summer Show has moved online this year. Thank you for all of your great entries! Judging for all classes for this online show were by public vote. Voting has now closed and the results have been posted on the Online Late Summer Show page – www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/online-late-summer-show/. You can also access it via the website menu. Well done to all the winners! We hope to see you back at the shows in person next year.
Exciting news! – Although the Lambeth Country Show has been cancelled this year there is going to be a virtual version that includes the Flower Show supported by Lambeth Horticultural Society. For more information please see the Flower Show page.
We are happy to inform you that from Sunday 28th we will re-open the Trading Hut, on Sunday mornings only to start with, from 10am until 12pm. We will operate a one way system, entering the Hut via bulk store and exiting via the green door after paying for all goods at the cash desk. Members will be asked to queue from the table set up outside and maintain 2 metre distance at all times and use a facial covering. We look forward to seeing…Continue Reading “Trading Hut reopening!”
Article by Tony Pizzoferro We have definitely seen an increase in interest in gardening, during the current crisis. We’ve seen repeats of Garden Rescue, Love your Garden and Gardeners’ World has seen its highest viewing figures in a decade as people spend more time tending their garden, allotment, window box or houseplants during lockdown. Lifelong gardeners have always regarded horticulture as good for one’s well-being. So much so that gardening has been prescribed by doctors as a way helping to improve patients well – being…Continue Reading “Houseplants are good for you!”
Thanks to Louisa Hammond for writing this article for our newsletter. We thought it was particularly relevant so posting it here now: For us all, this global pandemic has put us all under a lot of strain and stress. Alongside millions of others, I have had to put my business on pause for the time being to ensure the wellbeing of all. I largely work in craft and design events, so my ‘lockdown’ started a few weeks before most. At first, I was in shock…Continue Reading “Growing from Lockdown – A member guest post”
Thanks to everyone who took part in our first virtual online Spring Show! While it was slightly different to the normal Spring Show we had lots of great entries, votes and feedback from those who took part. Here are some pictures of the winning entries. You can see all of the entries on our Facebook page here.
Tulips: Gabrielle Garton Grimwood
Daffodils: Gabrielle Garton Grimwood
Rainbow themed picture: Isaac
Hot Cross Buns: Michael Grimwood
Spring Vase: Vera Hazzard
We hope you are all keeping well. The current public health advice relating to Coronavirus means we have had to make a few changes to our services and events. The Hut is currently temporarily closed. Hopefully we will be open again soon for you to stock-up on everything you need to resume your gardening year. The Spring Show that was due to be held on 4th April and the Lambeth Country Show that was due to take place in July have also been cancelled. To…Continue Reading “Coronavirus – The Hut and Shows”
Unfortunately, but understandably, we are going to have cancel the Spring show that was scheduled for 1st April and the AGM that was schedule for 25th March. Keep you eyes on the website and our Twitter and Facebook pages for further updates.