This year’s late summer show at St Luke’s church SE27 is on Saturday 10 September.   As usual, there is a packed agenda of activities. Staging of entries is between 9am and noon. The show runs from 2pm – 5pm. Admission is free and everyone, members and non-members, is warmly invited to attend the show and to enter lots of categories. These include: Vegetables Fruits Chrysanthemums Dahlias Hanging Basket Vase Pelargonium Floral Art Domestic Handicraft Photographic Children’s See a report on last year’s Late Summer Show here…Continue Reading “Late Summer Show 10 September”

Dr John Hughes, an experienced and highly regarded show judge, will be talking to us on Wednesday 27 July. How do show judges make their decisions? John will take us behind the scenes and maybe share a trade secret or two. This talk follows hot on the heels of the Lambeth Country Show and maybe you’ll pick up some tips for our Late Autumn Show Saturday 10 September! Come along on Wednesday 27 July 7.30 for 8 pm to the Old Library, Knights Hill SE27….Continue Reading “July talk: Judging Chelsea”

We’re taking part in this event which will be attended by Helen Hayes MP and at least one councillor from each of the four local wards.  Norwood Forum will also be launching a new community grants scheme on the day. Come along to say hello to us and meet other community organisations, local people and legislators.  For more information about this event, contact

David and Lynn are holding an Open Garden Sunday 10 July, 2pm to 5pm. Adult entry is £4, children go free. 28 Ferndene Herne Hill London SE24 0AB, overlooking Ruskin Park. It’s all about structure and careful planting in this dramatically sloping SSE facing garden, 30 x 18 metres. A lively blend of perennials and shrubs shows definite Kiwi influences.  The kitchen garden with raised beds and soft fruits  is wonderfully secluded.  Lower level planting has a coastal feel.  Upper level has a hot colour…Continue Reading “David’s Open Garden 10 July”

A report published in the Summer Newsletter On Saturday 9th April 2022 the first Spring Show, in three years, went ahead at St Luke’s Church, West Norwood. Many thanks to the entrants, judges and visitors, along with all those who helped set up the show, run it on the day and with the breakdown. Trophies The cup for the best handicraft exhibit, judged Sue Sharp, was awarded to Virginia Kennedy for her drawing. The shield for the best horticultural exhibit, judged by Colin Jones, was…Continue Reading “The Spring Show 2022”