Events Calendar

Autumn Show
Sep 9 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Autumn Show @ The Great Barn | Ruislip | England | United Kingdom

Exhibitors must have their entries in by 8pm, Wednesday, 5th September. Entries can be done on line or by telephone to the Show Manager (01895 675481). Exhibitors can set up in the Great Barn from 9am on Sunday, 9th September. Judging will take place between 11am and noon. The Show will be open to the public from 1pm onwards.

Admission is free. There will be a produce stall and a raffle. As always the ever popular refreshments of tea, coffee and cake will be on sale.

Cacti Section: Travels with Sharan and Company (part one)
Sep 17 @ 20:00 – 21:45
An Evening with Nick Bailey
Sep 18 @ 19:30 – 22:00


This is a ticket event only, no sales at the door

Tickets are limited at only 100

Members £10

Guest £12

Please call 01923 451616 for tickets

“Nick’s talk was really well thought out…it connected to the content of our show and the audience were completely engaged at all times. He presented in his natural friendly manner making his talk accessible to all levels of horticultural knowledge from the amateur gardener to the trained professional.” – RHS Autumn Garden Show 2017

Nick Bailey is a freelance horticulturalist, best-selling author, award-winning TV presenter, garden designer and speaker.

After studying horticulture at Hadlow College and Landscape Design at Greenwich University, Nick has worked in many areas over the last 25 years, including nursery stock production, garden management, garden design, teaching, public speaking writing and broadcasting. 
Nick is a presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World, with an audience of over 2.5million. His film on plants associated with Shakespeare for Gardeners’ World won best TV programme at the Garden Media Guild Awards 2016.  He began his broadcasting career presenting Gardens Wild and Wonderful in South Africa (’95-’96) and spent four years as a panellist on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Garden Party.   Nick has since appeared on BBC 2’s Great British Garden Revival and Big Dreams Small Spaces, ITV News, BBC 1’s The One Show, BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme, and presented BBC RHS Flower Shows coverage.
His horticultural media career spans some 15 years, including work as an editor for Garden Answers and Garden News, and freelance writing for RHS The Garden, The Mail, The Times and The Telegraph.  Nick currently has regular columns in Garden News, and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for which he was awarded Property Press Awards’ Garden Journalist of the Year 2017.
Nick’s first book ‘Chelsea Physic Garden – A Companion Guide’ was published in 2014. His second book ‘365 Days of Colour in your Garden’ was published in 2015 and has been an Amazon best seller ever since.  His third book ‘Revive Your Garden’ will be published in April 2018 by Kyle Books.
As a dynamic and entertaining speaker, Nick has taught and lectured for Greenwich University, Chichester College, The English Garden School, The Mediterranean Garden Society, The Hardy Plant Society, BBC Gardeners’ World Live and many garden festivals, groups and associations internationally.
Nick has designed and managed gardens in the UK, Spain, South Africa and Australia.  He created his first Main Avenue Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower show in 2016 for which he received extensive plaudits from the press and judges along with a Silver Gilt Medal.  
As the former Head Gardener for London’s famous Chelsea Physic Garden, Nick spent the last seven years redesigning the gardens and diversifying the plant collection.
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Cacti Section: Plant hunting in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Oct 15 @ 20:00 – 21:45
Paolo Arrigo
Oct 16 @ 19:30 – 21:45
Paolo Arrigo @ St Lawrence Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Paola Arrigo, or Franchi Seeds will be talking about “Seeds of Italy”. Paola runs this local family business and will serenade us with his accordion at the end of his talk. As an added bonus there will be Franchi Seeds for Sale

Cacti section: Succulents in Mediterranean Gardens
Nov 19 @ 20:00 – 21:45
Climbing and Rambling Roses with George Lockwood
Nov 20 @ 19:00 – 21:45
Climbing and Rambling Roses with George Lockwood @ St Lawrence Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Climbing and rambling roses will be the topic and George Lockwood the speaker. He will also be covering the importance of soil structure and how to improve.

Christmas Floral Workshop
Dec 4 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Christmas Floral Workshop @ St Lawrence Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

This will be the third year of this highly successful event. You bring the foliage and our tutor Margaret will bring the oasis, containers and the ideas. At the end you will leave with a Christmas decoration. Refreshments included in the price. There will also be a raffle. More information in the Autumn