Every month from April to November, the 4th Wednesday of the month, 8pm – put it in your diary because that’s the regular date for the monthly talk on matters of horticultural interest.
The talks cover a bewildering range of subjects from Orchids to Urban Wildlife Deterrents; from ‘Dig for Victory’ to demonstrations of Floral Art. The October date is reserved for the Society prize-giving and social. There is always an opportunity to question the speaker and the evening wouldn’t be complete without a cuppa and a biscuit and a chance to win a prize in the raffle.
Talks are held in the Old Library Centre, 14-16 Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0HY. For those not familiar with it that is to your right as you stand looking at the front of the Church, beside the Post Office.
June 28th – Making the world a better place, one street at a time
Jason Prentis, of Veolia, is the Communications, Education and Outreach Team Leader. He will enlighten us as to how Veolia works to improve our environment.
July 15/16th – Lambeth Country Show (Saturday & Sunday)
July 26th – Working with Nature to make London more resilient to climate change
Helen Spring is Project Co-ordinator for Lost Effra, a London Wildlife Trust incentive in the Lambeth area. We will learn how to develop resilient rain gardens to soak up rainwater and reduce flooding. A small practical project for us is included!
August 23rd – More secret London gardens
Colin Jones needs no introduction. He will draw upon his vast knowledge of gardens and huge slide collection to lead us round more gardens on our doorsteps that we probably haven’t come across
Sept 2nd – LHS Late Summer Show
(Saturday – open to the public 2pm)
Sept 27th – Mediterranean plants; why buy from abroad? Iain Pentney runs Classiflora Imports and is responsible for the purchasing and selling of Mediterranean plants.
**Please note – this talk will take place at St Luke’s Church (SE27 0HS) not the Old Library**
October 25th – LHS Prize-giving and Social
Wednesday 22nd Nov – 20 plants that changed the world
Colin Jones will join us to discuss some world-changing plants! For this talk we will return to the Old Library in West Norwood. (This is a change to the previously advertised talk on renovating historical gardens – we hope to reschedule this in the new year).