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!

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!”

We are happy to inform you that from Sunday 28th we will re-open the Trading Hut, on Sunday mornings only to start with, from 10am until 12pm. We will operate 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 will be asked to queue from the table set up outside and maintain 2 metre distance at all times and use a facial covering. We look forward to seeing…Continue Reading “Trading Hut reopening!”

Article by Tony Pizzoferro We have definitely seen an increase in interest in gardening, during the current crisis. We’ve seen repeats of Garden Rescue, Love your Garden and Gardeners’ World has seen its highest viewing figures in a decade as people spend more time tending their garden, allotment, window box or houseplants during lockdown. Lifelong gardeners have always regarded horticulture as good for one’s well-being. So much so that gardening has been prescribed by doctors as a way helping to improve patients well – being…Continue Reading “Houseplants are good for you!”

Thanks to Louisa Hammond for writing this article for our newsletter. We thought it was particularly relevant so posting it here now: For us all, this global pandemic has put us all under a lot of strain and stress. Alongside millions of others, I have had to put my business on pause for the time being to ensure the wellbeing of all. I largely work in craft and design events, so my ‘lockdown’ started a few weeks before most. At first, I was in shock…Continue Reading “Growing from Lockdown – A member guest post”

Just a quick reminder that the Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 28th March at 8pm at the Old Library, 14-16 Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0HY. All members are welcome! The Spring Show will take place on Saturday 7th April. More details are available on the Flower Show page. It would be very helpful if anyone is able to help with the clearing up after the show. This will start after the raffle which will take place at 4:45pm.  We hope to see…Continue Reading “AGM and Spring Show reminder”

Hopefully now that the ‘Beast from the East’ has been and gone, Spring is truly on its way. We hope your bulbs are growing and your seed sowing is underway!   Newsletter: The Spring 2018 edition of the society newsletter is now published and available here. We hope you enjoy it!. Membership Renewals: Now is the time to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so. More details and the renewal form are on the third page of the newsletter. The Hut: The Hut…Continue Reading “Spring Update”

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