Our Summer Newsletter 2023 may be downloaded here and includes a preview of the Lambeth Country Show 10 – 11 June. The contents include a report on the Spring Show and reports on last year’s Talk “In and Out of Africa,” and this April’s fabulous talk on the Brazilian Jardim Botanicum Planturum, filled with indigenous flora. We also have a report on the AGM and our regular Letter From the North.

Liz Day from Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses will give us a fascinating overview of this thriving local charity. The community garden at the centre of Brockwell Park includes an orchard, a series of demonstration gardens, a walled herb garden and two large greenhouses. The charity runs a volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops. At BPCG, people learn about conserving the environment and wildlife, to appreciate nature and to understand organic gardening and food growing – in a very friendly community spirit. Liz…Continue Reading “Wednesday 24 May: free Talk”

A living catalogue of threatened flora Our first free talk of 2023 is on the fascinating Jardim Botanico Plantarum, at Novo Odessa, Brazil. Dr John Hughes will be taking us on a tour of this unique garden. The Botanical Garden, 120km from Sao Paulo, is a research and conservation centre for Brazilian flora. It is a living botanical collection representing 35 years work of surveying, cataloguing and collecting native plants, many threatened with extinction. Join us at 7.30 for 8 pm at The Old Library,…Continue Reading “Wednesday 26 April: free Talk”

Our final Talk of 2022 is by Colin Jones. Colin says: My talk follows a trip we did in 2019 before Covid had been invented. Victoria Falls, then down to South Africa. We followed the Garden Route to Cape Town, visiting some great gardens en route. The second part of the talk is our return journey back to the UK. I worked our passage home as a lecturer on a cruise ship. We called at Namibia, Casablanca, Lisbon and Amsterdam, again collecting gardens as we went. Come along on…Continue Reading “November Talk: In and Out of Africa”

LHS member Norkina Ford lived in Brazil for many years where she created a magnificent garden, which one year she brought to Chelsea. She will talk to us about the garden and her experience of exhibiting at Chelsea, including a video of the event. Come along on Wednesday 28 September 7.30 for 8 pm to the Old Library, Knights Hill SE27. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Refreshments (small charge) and raffle