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ZOOM Talk 13 October 2020

Matthew Biggs ‘Dig for victory, was it successful?’ Our second Zoom evening was an informative look back to the second world war and how through hardship and necessity the people of Britain coped to feed themselves during the six years … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting 2020

This will be held prior to the November 10 Talk online via ZOOM at 7.45pm. All relevant information will be mailed electronically to all members in late October.

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Changes to October-December 2020 Talks

Harpenden Gardening Society’s   remaining Talks for 2020 will now take place online via ZOOM. The first of these on Tuesday October 13 is a change to the published programme will see a return of one of our most popular … Continue reading

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Talk: 8 September Janet Buist via ZOOM

Due to the current restrictions for large gatherings our first Talk in the Autumn season by our guest speakerJanet Buist, a retired nursery owner ,was via ZOOM. Over 40 members tuned in to  hear Janet share her keen interest and … Continue reading

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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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