Events Calendar

Feb
17
Mon
Cactus Section AGM
Feb 17 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Feb
18
Tue
The RCHS AGM
Feb 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30

The 2020 AGM will be held on Tuesday 18th February 2020

Please come along and enjoy a presentation of our previous events and enjoy the Spread of Food and Wine, with our compliments  

 

Mar
16
Mon
Cactus Section Talk
Mar 16 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Mar
17
Tue
John Amand – Bulbs
Mar 17 @ 19:30 – 21:45
John Amand - Bulbs @ St Lawrence Church Hall

As well as giving a talk on the subject of bulbs.  John will also be selling bulbs.

Mar
21
Sat
Spring Show
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Spring Show @ The Great Barn

Setting up for exhibitors from 9am to 11am.  Judging from 11 to 12.  The show opens to the public from 1pm and winners announced at 4pm.  The show schedule is available on the website.  Tea and cakes sold on the refreshment stall and there will be produce and plants on sale as well.  The Spring Show also hosts the Schools competition.

Apr
20
Mon
Cactus Section Talk
Apr 20 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Apr
21
Tue
James Smallwood – Growing Auriculas for pleasure
Apr 21 @ 19:30 – 21:45
James Smallwood - Growing Auriculas for pleasure @ St Lawrence Church Hall

Growing Auriculas for pleasure is the title of the talk to be given by James Smallwood.  There will also be plants for sale

May
19
Tue
Maple Lodge Nature Reserve Talk
May 19 @ 19:30 – 21:45
Maple Lodge Nature Reserve Talk @ St Lawrence Church Hall

Maple Lodge is one of the hidden gems in our local area.  A small group had the privilege of being taken around the reserve last Summer.  Keith Pursall will talk about the history and purpose of the Reserve and the current threats that now face the Reserve.

Jun
15
Mon
Cactus Section Talk
Jun 15 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Jun
20
Sat
Summer Show
Jun 20 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Summer Show @ Great Barn Ruislip

Exhibitors can set up Saturday morning between 9 and 11am.  Judging will take place between 11 and 12.  The Summer Show will open to the public from 1pm.  Awards announced at 4pm.  There will be a produce stall and refreshment for sale. There will also be a raffle.

Jul
10
Fri
Visit to Church s Harefield Garden (Hidden Gem)
Jul 10 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Visit to Church s Harefield Garden (Hidden Gem) @ Church Gardens

A guided tour by the owner of this family restoration project.  On going development plans of a 160s Renaissance Garden.

Tea and cake are included in the £10 fee

Jul
19
Sun
Anniversary Garden Party
Jul 19 @ 14:30 – 17:30
Anniversary Garden Party @ Hill Farm

A ticket only event: Celebrate the Society’s 80th birthday in our President’s beautiful garden with afternoon tea.

Aug
17
Mon
Cactus Section Talk
Aug 17 @ 13:42 – 14:42
Sep
8
Tue
The RCHS Proudly Presents Anne Swithinbank
Sep 8 @ 19:30 – 22:00

The RCHS Proudly Presents Anne Swithinbank

Tuesday 8th September 2020 7.30PM

 

Anne will be joining us on the 8th September to give a talk on An Autumn to Winter Garden

This will be a ticketed event only with a limited number. Tickets on sale via the Website soon

Anne Swithinbank (born 1957 in Belvedere in Kent) is a trained horticulturist, freelance gardening broadcaster and writer. She trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Gardens and was Glasshouse Supervisor at the Royal Hortcultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Surrey.

She is known for being a regular panellist on Gardeners’ Question Time[1] since 1994, she has also presented television gardening programmes including The Gardens of the Caribbean and The Chelsea Flower Show.

She writes for several magazines and papers including the News of the World and BBC’s Gardeners’ World Magazine. She has written several books on Gardening including the Gardeners’ World Book of Houseplants and Gardeners’ World Book of Containers.

In 1986 she left Wisley to work as a freelance gardener and speaker. She then joined the team on BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World where she was a regular presenter for five years, subsequently she has made guest appearances.

Anne Swithinbank is a patron of the charity the British Cactus & Succulent Society.[2]

 

Sep
12
Sat
Autumn Show
Sep 12 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Autumn Show @ The Great Barn

Exhibitors will be able to set up from 9am to 11am.  Judging will take place between 11 and 12 and the doors will be open to the public from 1pm.   There will be a produce stall and also refreshments will be sold.  A raffle will also be held in aid of the society.

Oct
19
Mon
Cactus Section Talk
Oct 19 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Oct
20
Tue
Growing Apples and Pears
Oct 20 @ 19:30 – 21:45
Growing Apples and Pears @ St Lawrence Church Hall

Gerry Edwards will focus on “Growing Apples and Pears in the Garden/Allotment”.  The talk will cover everything required to choose what to plant and how to plant them.  the talk will also include maintenance, harvesting and storage of the fruit.  Apples and books will be on sale.