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Events for HGS Horticultural society

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ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE 283RD FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 13 June from 7pm to 8pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Bring your entry forms for entering the produce, cookery, baking, preserving, children's and photography classes into Saturday's flower show. Info: 020 8455 8741.

SUMMER FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday 17 June from 3pm to 5:30pm
at Free Church Hall. See full details...
The popular flower show bringing the sights and scents of the country to our London suburb. Full details in the members' handbook. Hopefully, the show will be opened and children's activities judged by our Hon President, Jonathan Ross (to be confirmed). Home-made teas, raffle. Entry for non-members £2. Members and children free.

HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB GARDENS open in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme

  • Sunday 25 June from 12pm to 5:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
This year, under the heading HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB GARDENS, nine of the Suburb's finest gardens and one allotment are opening on one day as a group featured in the National Gardens Scheme yellow 'Gardens to Visit' book, in which garden owners raise funds for nursing, cancer and other worthwhile national charities. Tickets with maps £8.50pp (children free) available from 86 Willifield Way and 1 Asmuns Hill on the day only. Refreshments at Fellowship House, where two well-known nurseries will be selling a fantastic selection of plants. Plants will also be available in some of the gardens. Children's Treasure Hunt, Raffle with amazing prizes. Full details are published on the Horticultural Society website (www.hortsoc.co.uk) and the NGS website and can also be found in the 2017 yellow 'Gardens to Visit' book published by the National Gardens Scheme. Some of the gardens are also open by appointment until September. Copies of the free 'London Gardens' booklet are also at Fellowship House and the HGS Community Library in the Market Place, etc., Info: Caroline Broome, 020 8444 2329 or carosgarden@virginmedia.com.

'1966 and All That', a Fellowship House Talk

  • Tuesday 4 July at 2:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Speaker: Colin Gregory on the creation of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Dramatic Society

COACH TRIP TO WATERPERRY GARDENS AND PETTIFERS, OXFORDSHIRE

  • Wednesday 19 July
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Waterperry has fine herbaceous borders at their best between May and October. Pettifers is a horticultural feast for plant lovers. Restaurant available for lunch. For price and to book contact Horticultural Society (020 8455 0455).

SUBURB IN BLOOM BEST GARDEN COMPETITION CLOSING DATE

  • Wednesday 19 July
at Fellowship House. See full details...
There are so many wonderful gardens in the Suburb - enter yours this year in this prestigious competition founded by Dame Henrietta Barnett. Details and entry forms from Patricia Larsen (patsy_larsen@yahoo.co.uk) or Pauline Murphy (paulinemurphy16@aol.co.uk). Prizes: Millennium Cup + £25 garden voucher, £15/£10. Judging Day: 26 July. Horticultural Society membership essential.

COACH TRIP TO SUSSEX PRAIRIES PLANT FAIR

  • Sunday 3 September
See full details...
Sussex Prairies has natural planting with year-round interest in the style of Piet Oudolf and an amazing PLANT FAIR. Details 020 8455 0455.

ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE 284TH FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 5 September from 7pm to 8pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Bring your entry forms to Fellowship House to enter for the Flower Show on 9 September. Plenty of committee members around to help first-timers. Or deliver your entry forms to 4 Asmuns Hill, NW11 6ET on or before this date.

284TH FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday 9 September from 3pm to 5:30pm
at Free Church Hall. See full details...
All the sights and scents of early Autumn on display in the Free Church Hall. Photography,Teas, Raffle. Bulbs for sale. Children's classes. The Grimsdyke Brass Band will play in the garden (indoors if wet).

TALK: GARDENING IN THE THIRD AGE - GADGETS AND GIZMOS

  • Tuesday 24 October at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
A talk by Anne Luder. Free to members. £3 non-members.

103RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PRIZE-GIVING

  • Tuesday 14 November at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
The 103rd AGM of the HGS Horticultural Society, when trophies and medals will be presented and prize money distributed. Committee reports and election and re-election of committee members. If you would like to be considered for membership of the committee, please contact the Hon. Sec. Gladys McLeod (020 8455 2656).

CELEBRATE OUR SOCIETY

  • Saturday 9 December at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
A festive gathering to eat, meet, chat and celebrate the Horticultural Society. Bring a dish of food as your entry ticket. New members and potential members welcome.