Monthly Programme

Please see the bottom of this page for information of the ‘mini show’ we hold at each monthly meeting.

ASCOT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

(affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society)

PROGRAMME 2018

JAN 10th          “Plant Life from the Lost Worlds of Venezuela” James Rosindell

FEB 14th           “Annual Quiz v Sunningdale Gardening Association” at Ascot

MAR 14th         “Italy from seed to plate” Paolo Arrigo (Seeds of Italy Ltd.,Franchi spa.)
Competition:   “Spring” – a photograph

APR 11th    SPRING SHOW  (Schedule for shows) + Kingfisher project 2018

MAY 9th         “Wonderful healthy herbs” Paul Patton
Competition:  A vase of herbs

JUN 13th      “Hillier – the Chelsea Flower Show experience” Kevin Hobbs (Hillier Ltd)                                                     Competition: A floral arrangement incorporating a teapot

JUL 11th         “Butterflies of Berkshire” Jan Haseler
Competition: “Butterfl(y/ies)”- a photograph

AUG 4th          SUMMER SHOW    (Schedule for shows)

JUL/ AUG ?    Summer Barbecue

AUG 8th        “Great Gardens for a Summer day out” Peter Cleare
Competition: Key to a ‘secret garden’ ?

SEP 1st            AUTUMN SHOW at Carnation Hall, Winkfield

(Schedule for shows)

SEP 12th       “The Basingstoke Canal – a ranger’s view” Geoff Peach
Competition: “Autumn” – a photograph

SEP 17th         Annual Intersociety Quiz 7.30pm., Henry Street Garden Centre, Arborfield

OCT 10th       “Nuts from around the World – history & cultivation” Jacqueline Aviolet
Competition:  Nuts of the hedgerow & forest

NOV 14th      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING +

DEC 12th       CHRISTMAS SHOW and Social Evening (schedule for shows)

DEC ?             CHRISTMAS LUNCH -to be arranged

In addition to the competitions with variable subjects, mini-shows are held monthly with the following classes:

Flowering pot plant

Pot plant grown for foliage

Vegetables

Vase of flowers

Dish of fruit

Winners in each class are chosen by popular vote.

There is also a flower competition entitled “Flower of my choice” which is judged by the visiting speaker/demonstrator.

General Purpose Committee meetings (8pm. in St Martin’s Hall, Chavey Down)

Wednesday 1st February, 5th April, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August,

4th October, 6th December.

Monthly meetings take place on the second Wednesday at 8.00pm in King Edward’s Hall, King Edward’s Road, North Ascot, SL5 8PD. (unless stated)

Admission – members £1, non-members £2.50

(**Winkfield Allotment Tenants £1.50)

Annual membership £10

For further details call 01344 622086