Call for entries! This year’s Flower Show is run, as ever, in association with Lambeth Horticultural Society. Sadly, it is again Virtual – but all the stops have been pulled out to make it the best possible celebration of fruit and veg in Lambeth. The Virtual Show takes place 17 – 18 July. The deadline for entries is 11pm Wednesday 14 July. LHS will be judging Flower and Pot Plants, Fruit and Vegetables, Children’s and Domestic Exhibits. For full details and to enter visit this…Continue Reading “Virtual Lambeth Country Show 2021”

LHS member David Whyte is opening his garden for the first time as part of the National Gardens Scheme.David’s garden at 28 Ferndene Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0AB, opens 4th July between 1 pm – 5 pm. The NGS Guide says:‘It’s all about structure and careful planting in this dramatically sloping S.S.E. facing garden, 30m long widening to 18m at the rear. A lively blend of perennials and shrubs show definite Kiwi influences. The kitchen garden with raised beds and soft fruits is wonderfully secluded….Continue Reading “Another LHS garden joins the National Garden Scheme”

Incredible Edible Lambeth and Lambeth Council  are celebrating growers around the borough for the fifth Blooming Lambeth Awards. There are eight categories, and cash prizes of £150​ (winner) and​ £75 (highly commended)​. To find out more and to nominate, go to this webpage The deadline is 30 June. You can nominate yourself or another garden but the amount of times you are nominated doesn’t influence the voting. Nominations must include: the name/description of the project, location (including postcode), a contact name and email, 3-5 really good photographs…Continue Reading “Blooming Lambeth Awards 2021 now open”

We’ve been enjoying the Tender Shoots Garden Network talks over the past few months. The Network was formed at the tail end of 2020. “Many independent garden clubs are going through a difficult time, so we are creating a national collective of clubs that can work together, have joint events, share resources and experience. We will be having fortnightly zoom meetings that ANYONE can participate in for FREE (individuals or clubs). All we ask is that at some point in the future, individual guests consider…Continue Reading “Tender Shoots Garden Network Talks”

A Virtual Visit 2 June We’re delighted to be invited by horticultural charity Perennial to a Virtual Talk by Gareth Manning, Senior Gardener at West Green House in Hampshire. We’ll be hearing from the expert on the history of this quintessentially English Queen Anne house, the garden and the people who created it over the last 100 years, from the hangman to the Opera Diva. The talk is on the evening of 2 June, and we can’t wait!

The details for the online Spring Show are now up on the Flower Shows page!. We had some great entries in our last online show in the Autumn and hopefully we will have the same again in Spring. There are 10 classes in total and the closing date for entries is Saturday 10th April. Good luck to everyone that enters!

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.