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CANCELLATIONS OF FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have reluctantly had to cancel the next two meetings scheduled for 14 April and  12 May. We hope to resume the schedule of Autumn meetings commencing 8 September.

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Meeting Tuesday 11 February 2020

Despite high winds and an icy February chill, a full house attended the first meeting of the year. The speaker was Dr Ian Bedford an entomologist whose talk was ‘All you’ll ever need to know about slugs!’ What an  absolutely, … Continue reading

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Catherine Horwood on Beth Chatto

Beth was the inspiration behind the ‘right plant,right place’ ethos that lies at the heart of modern gardening. Some years before her death in May 2018,aged 94,Beth authorised Catharine Horwood to write her biography. Beth Chatto: A life with plants includes extracts … Continue reading

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Meeting 3 December

For our last meeting of 2019, the Society welcomed Chris Bryant the Retail Manager of Ayletts Nursery to talk about some of the most popular selling plants during the pre Christmas period. His talk included some useful tips on ensuring … Continue reading

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Meeting 12 November 2019

We were delighted to welcome once again our guest speaker Matthew Biggs, author and broadcaster last night to talk about ‘Secrets of Great Botanists’. The last time we met him he was on the panel of Gardeners Question Time when … Continue reading

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Meeting 10th September 2019

Our first meeting of the Autumn season was a fascinating talk and slideshow presented by Paul Barney of Edulis Nursery in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Paul’s nursery grows an eclectic range of rare plants including a large selection of unusual and edible … Continue reading

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Meeting May 14 2019

Timothy Walker the well known Botanist and of late the Director of the Oxford Botanical Garden returned to us once again to deliver a hugely entertaining and informative talk on ‘how to be a successful 21st Gardener’ ! Soil….the UK … Continue reading

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Meeting 9 April 2019

Graham Austin of Home Farm Plants in Bovingdon was our guest speaker for the third meeting of 2019. Graham’s talk was entitled ‘Success with Delphiniums’ and provided a master class on the propagation and growing and showing of Delphiniums.  His … Continue reading

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Meeting 12 March 2019

Patricia Fox of Aralia  Design based in Sawbridgeworth was our guest speaker this evening. Her talk centred on small garden designs and what NOT to do! Examples of her work using a selection of her recent innovative designs took us … Continue reading

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Meeting 12 February 2019

The Society’s first meeting of the year got off to a spectacular and colourful start with our Guest Speaker, the Broadcaster Howard Drury. Howard, a veteran of 611 episodes over 11 years of Central TV’s popular ‘Gardening Time’ programme as … Continue reading

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