The Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society

Diary of Events 2020

To book or make enquiries, email events@hortsoc.co.uk, ring 020 8455 0455 / 07836 785415 or write to Events, 86 Willifield Way, NW11 6YJ, except where different information appears next to an event below. Cheques in payment for tickets, etc., should be made payable to HGS Horticultural Society. Credit and debit cards cannot be used. A stamped addressed envelope for tickets would be appreciated.

GROW A POTATO IN A BAG COMPETITION

  • Saturday 8 February from 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday 9 February from 11am to 6pm
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
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
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

  • Saturday 7 March at 7:30pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
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 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
THIS TALK MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK, SINCE FELLOWSHIP HOUSE IS CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. How to attract butterflies to your garden. Members free, non-members £3.

PLANT SALE CANCELLED

  • Saturday 2 May from 10:30am to 12pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
THE PLANT SALE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS AND THE CLOSURE OF FELLOWSHIP HOUSE TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

CANCELLED: Gardens open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 7 June from 2pm to 6pm
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THESE TWO GARDENS WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 7 JUNE. THEY MAY OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. 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.

CANCELLED: ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 9 June from 7pm to 8pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THE JUNE FLOWER SHOW WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. IF YOU ARE GROWING POTATOES FOR THE POTATO COMPETITION, PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO SO. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH ABOUT JUDGING THEM.

CANCELLED: SUMMER FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday 13 June from 3pm to 5pm
at Free Church Hall Northway, London NW11 6PB.
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THE JUNE FLOWER SHOW WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. IF YOU ARE GROWING POTATOES FOR THE GROW-A-POTATO-IN-A-BAG COMPETITION, PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO SO AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH ABOUT JUDGING THEM.

VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW & GROW A POTATO IN A BAG COMPETITION

  • Saturday 13 June
We are launching the first Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society Virtual Summer Flower Show, available to view via our brand new Hort Soc Blog (https://hortsoc.blogspot.com/). There are a select number of non-competitive classes which you can enter for show on the blog on Saturday 13th June; full instructions and entry forms for the show and to send the results of your entry in the Grow a Potato in a Bag competition are available from HGSHS.membership@virginmedia.com.

CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 14 June from 2pm to 6pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THIS GARDEN WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 14 JUNE, THOUGH IT MAY OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT 020 8444 2329 FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. 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.

CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THIS GARDEN WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 21 JUNE ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. THE OPENING ON 19 JULY WILL PROBABLY ALSO NOT TAKE PLACE, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE. 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.

CANCELLED: COACH TRIP TO GREAT EASTON OPEN GARDENS

  • Sunday 21 June
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 1:30pm to 5pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK:THIS GARDEN WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 21 JUNE, ALTHOUGH IT MAY OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. 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.

CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 28 June from 2:30pm to 6pm
CORONA VIRUS: THIS GARDEN WILL NOT OPEN ON 28 JUNE, ALTHOUGH IT MAY OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. 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.

CANCELLED: GARDENS OF NORTH DEVON - THREE DAY COACH TRIP

  • Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK, THE 3-DAY TRIP TO NORTH DEVON WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.

CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities

  • Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK: THIS GARDEN WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 21 JUNE ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR. THE OPENING ON 19 JULY WILL PROBABLY ALSO NOT TAKE PLACE, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE. 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.

CANCELLED: COACH TRIP TO ASTON POTTERY AND ROUSHAM GARDEN

  • Thursday 30 July
THE TRIP TO ASTON POTTERY AND ROUSHAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW

  • Tuesday 1 September from 7pm to 8pm
at Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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.

CANCELLED: AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday 5 September from 3pm to 5pm
at Free Church Hall Northway, London NW11 6PB.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT THERE WILL BE A VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW. WATCH OUT FOR DETAILS VERY SOON. 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).