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GROW A POTATO IN A BAG COMPETITION

  • Saturday 8 February from 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday 9 February from 11am to 6pm
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By popular demand we are repeating our ‘Grow a Potato in a Bag’ Competition! It is open to adults and children of all ages and there is no entry fee. In 2018 it was a huge success with nearly 100 entries. Seed potatoes, growbags and instructions will be supplied by the society and may be collected between 11.00am and 6.00pm on Saturday 8th February from 4 Asmuns Hill, NW11 6ET and on Sunday 9th February from 48 Erskine Hill, NW11 6HG. Only the potato and growbag supplied may be used. Your first task will be to ‘chit’ your potato. This means placing it somewhere warm and sunny for a few weeks to let it sprout and then planting your potato in your growbag on 28th March. Each crop will be harvested and weighed at the Flower Show on Saturday 13th June at 3.30pm.

GROW A POTATO IN A BAG COMPETITION

  • Saturday 8 February from 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday 9 February from 11am to 6pm
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By popular demand we are repeating our ‘Grow a Potato in a Bag’ Competition! It is open to adults and children of all ages and there is no entry fee. In 2018 it was a huge success with nearly 100 entries. Seed potatoes, growbags and instructions will be supplied by the society and may be collected between 11.00am and 6.00pm on Saturday 8th February from 4 Asmuns Hill, NW11 6ET and on Sunday 9th February from 48 Erskine Hill, NW11 6HG. Only the potato and growbag supplied may be used. Your first task will be to ‘chit’ your potato. This means placing it somewhere warm and sunny for a few weeks to let it sprout and then planting your potato in your growbag on 28th March. Each crop will be harvested and weighed at the Flower Show on Saturday 13th June at 3.30pm.

COACH TRIP TO ANGLESEY ABBEY

  • Thursday 13 February
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Coach trip to beautiful National Trust property Anglesey Abbey. Extensive winter gardens with 300 varieties of snowdrops. Information and booking: 020 8455 0455.

QUIZ NIGHT

  • Tuesday 17 March at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Our not-too-serious quiz on a gardening theme accompanied by a delicious light supper supper. Tables of 4-6. Bring family and friends or we can seat you. Information and booking 020 8455 0455.

TALK ON BUTTERFLIES BY MAY WEBBER

  • Thursday 2 April at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
How to attract butterflies to your garden. Members free, non-members £3.

PLANT SALE

  • Saturday 2 May from 10:30am to 12pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Plant Sale with excellent value discounted perennial and annual flowers, veg. and herb seedlings and much more to fill your Spring and Summer pots, flower beds and veg patch. Cash and cheques only please. Bring your own bags. Come early - we often sell out of our most popular plants very quickly.

Gardens open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 7 June from 2pm to 6pm
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Augusta and Laurence Wolff will be opening their garden at 18 Wordsworth Walk, NW11 8AU (and their nearby allotment) in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. £4.50 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk. At the same time, Marjorie and David Harris will be opening their garden at 48 Erskine Hill, NW11 6HG, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. Home-made teas. 'Find the creatures in the garden' hunt for under 10s. £4.50 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 9 June from 7pm to 8pm
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Bring your entry form for Saturday's Summer Flower Show to Fellowship House, or you can deliver it to 86 Willifield Way, NW11 6YJ on or before 9 June if you prefer. Help and advice can be provided at Fellowship House if you have never entered our shows before. New competitors always welcome and we would especially like more children to enter the junior classes.

SUMMER FLOWER SHOW & 'GROW A POTATO IN A BAG' COMPETITION

  • Saturday 13 June from 3pm to 5pm
at Free Church Hall. See full details...
The Horticultural Society's 289th Flower Show. Smell the roses and enjoy all the sights and scents of a traditional show. Watch the results and spot the winning bags in the 'Grow a Potato in a Bag' Competition for adults and children, and meet friends and family for tea in the small hall. If you are entering the competition, please bring your bags to the Free Church Hall by 3.30pm.

Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 14 June from 2pm to 6pm
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David and Caroline Broome will be opening their garden at 79 Church Lane, N2 0TH, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. Home-made teas. £5 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm
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Rosie Daniels will be opening her garden at 18 Park Crescent, N3 2NJ, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. Home-made teas. £4.50 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

COACH TRIP TO GREAT EASTON OPEN GARDENS

  • Sunday 21 June
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Coach Trip to Great Easton Open Gardens. Several of the gardens will be serving teas, coffees and cakes. Full information & booking form will appear in the society's newsletter, or phone 020 8455 0455 for information and to book your seat.

Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 1:30pm to 5pm
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David Weinberg will be opening his garden at 74 Willifield Way, NW11 6YJ, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 1.30-5pm. Refreshments. £4.50 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 28 June from 2:30pm to 6pm
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Derek Epstein and Jo Vargas will be opening their garden at 26 Normandy Avenue, EN5 2JA, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. Home-made teas. £4.00 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

GARDENS OF NORTH DEVON - THREE DAY COACH TRIP

  • Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July
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Gardens of North Devon three day coach trip with hotel accommodation for two nights. Please contact Diane Berger on 020 8455 0455 for full information. Horticultural Society members will have priority booking.

Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm
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Rosie Daniels will be opening her garden at 18 Park Crescent, N3 2NJ, in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities from 2-6pm. Home-made teas. £4.50 entry (children free). Details www.ngs.org.uk.

COACH TRIP TO ASTON POTTERY AND ROUSHAM GARDEN

  • Thursday 30 July
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Handmade ceramics followed by beautiful house and garden. Rousham remains almost as its designer - William Kent (1685-1748) - left it, as one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration. Uncommercial and unspoilt with no tea room and no shop! Contact 020 8455 0455 for information and to book your seat.

ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 1 September from 7pm to 8pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Bring your entry form for Saturday's Autumn Flower Show to Fellowship House, or you can deliver it to 86 Willifield Way, NW11 6YJ on or before 1 September if you prefer. Help and advice can be provided at Fellowship House if you have never entered our shows before. New competitors always welcome and we would especially like more children to enter the junior classes.

AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday 5 September from 3pm to 5pm
at Free Church Hall. See full details...
The Horticultural Society's 290th Flower Show. Enjoy all the sights and scents of a traditional show, with stunning flowers, fruit and vegetables on display. Also children's classes, photography and cookery and baking (domestic economy). Home-made teas in the small hall and Grimsdyke Brass playing live in the garden (indoors if wet).

THE HISTORY OF FINCHLEY NURSERIES, A TALK BY PHILIP COLMAN

  • Thursday 22 October at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
The Colmans have owned Finchley Nurseries in Mill Hill for many years and have supplied the Horticultural Society and many Suburb residents for a very long time. So it will be very interesting to learn more about the the history of this well-established family business. Free to members; non-members £3.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF PRIZES AND MEDALS

  • Tuesday 10 November at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
106th Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving. Children's prizes will be presented before the AGM.

THE HORT SOC SING-ALONG CHRISTMAS EVENT

  • Saturday 5 December at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House. See full details...
Which decade will the organisers choose for this year's event? Entry is free but each person must bring along a savoury or sweet dish as their 'entry ticket'. Booking essential - 020 8455 0455.