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.

April 24th – The flowers that bloom in the spring: Colin Jones needs no introduction – we will have a talk full of interest, lovely photographs, anecdotes and funny signs!

May 22nd – Chris Smith of Pennard Plants will be with us during Chelsea week. Title TBA.

June 26th – The gardens of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Victoria Maytom has worked in France with the Commission, and will give insight into how the fallen of both world wars are commemorated through memorial garden design.

July 24th – Beekeeping awareness: Dr Paul Vagg will enhance our knowledge of bees’ behaviour with the aid of an observation hive.

August 28th – The Victorian Gardener: Dr Judith Hill In the 1860s gardening was mainly the preserve of professionals on large estates, but a new breed was emerging – ordinary householders.