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)
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
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
JUL / AUG ? SUMMER SHOW
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
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
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
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