Events for HGS Horticultural society
Good value annuals, perennials, herb and vegetable seedlings for sale. Bring your own bags and come early as plants sell out very quickly. Cash and cheques only, sorry no credit cards. Entry free. Details: 020 8455 0455.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker: Lester Hillman.
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).
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 (email@example.com) or Pauline Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prizes: Millennium Cup + £25 garden voucher, £15/£10. Judging Day: 26 July. Horticultural Society membership essential.
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.
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).
A talk by Anne Luder. Free to members. £3 non-members.
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).