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 2017

JANUARY 11th     “A Walk on the Wild Side” – Brian Clews

FEBRUARY 2nd   “Annual Quiz v Sunningdale Gardening Association”

(Thurs) at Sunningdale

FEBRUARY 8th    “Care of Indoor Plants” – Geoff Ace

Competition: Pot of spring flowers

MARCH 8th   “A Gardener on the Airwaves” – Colin Evans (BBC Radio Berkshire)

Competition: “Spring” – a photograph

APRIL 12th SPRING SHOW

& a Quick Quiz

MAY 10th   “Tulips and Turbans” – Cherrill Sands

Competition: A specimen tulip (1 stem)

JUNE 14th   “Gardens and Climate Change” – Michael Keith-Lucas

Competition: “Summer” – a photograph

JULY 12th   “Cult and Cultivation – a tale of global coffee, from crop to cup”  – Peter Baker

Competition: A pot of watercress (seeds to be provided)

JULY 22nd  (Saturday)    SUMMER SHOW at LVS School, North Ascot

JULY/AUGUST? Summer excursion  date & to be arranged

AUGUST 9th   “Out and About” – John Negus

Competition: “A day at the Seaside” – a photograph

SEPTEMBER 2nd (Saturday)      AUTUMN SHOW at Carnation Hall, Winkfield

SEPTEMBER 13th   “Dahlias & Chrysanthemums” – Graham Talbot

Competition: “Autumn” – a photograph

SEPTEMBER 18th  (Monday) Annual Intersociety Quiz  at Henry Street Garden Centre, Arborfield

OCTOBER 11th   “Floral arrangements for Autumn / Winter”

Demonstration and workshop to be led by Pat Dibben

Competition: A Squash or Gourd

NOVEMBER 8th   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

& “On the Quest for Orchids in Western Australia” – Jonathan Cousins

DECEMBER 13th   CHRISTMAS SHOW and Social Evening Quiz during Judging

DECEMBER 17th CHRISTMAS LUNCH  (Sun)  Mill Ride Golf Club, North Ascot

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

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

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