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 2020

JAN 8th “Gardens to brighten the shorter days” Peter Cleare

FEB 12th “Iran – Bulbs and dionysias – travelling and plant hunting

                           in Iran” Andrew Radgick

                         Competition: Pot of spring bulbs

MAR 11th Tastier Almonds, Sweeter Apricots ten years breeding

                      improvements in Afghanistan” Greg Cullen

                     Competition: “Spring” – a photograph

APR 8th SPRING SHOW  CANCELLED

MAY 13th  ALL FURTHER MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL VENUE RE-OPENS

                   

JUN 10th The Perfumed Garden – Plants for scent” Nina Whittam

                    Competition: A vase of scented flowers or foliage

JUL 8th The Dragon and the Damsel” Brian Clews

                   Competition: “Summer” – a photograph

AUG 1st (Sat) SUMMER SHOW Schedule at LV School, London Road, Ascot (from 2pm.)

AUG 12th to be arranged

                    Competition: Misshapen vegetable(s)

SEP 12th (Sat) AUTUMN SHOW  Schedule.2.30pm at Carnation Hall, Winkfield

SEP 9th    65 Years in Horticulture” Jim Buttress VMH

                    Competition: “Autumn” – a photograph

SEP ? (Mon) Annual Inter-society Quiz At Henry Street Garden Centre,

                    Arborfield at 7.30pm

OCT 14th Arts & Crafts Gardens” Cherrill Sands

                    Competition: Tree fruits

NOV 11th  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

                      Competition: “Winter” – a photograph

DEC 9th     CHRISTMAS SHOW (Schedule)  and Social Evening

DEC ?         CHRISTMAS SOCIETY LUNCH.  to be arranged.

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

A Flowering pot plant. 

Pot plant grown for foliage.

 Vegetables.

 A Vase of flowers.

A Dish of fruit.   Winners in each class are chosen by popular vote at the meeting.

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 5th February, 1st  April? 27th May, 1st July?  26th  August,  7th October.

2nd  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.           Annual membership £12.

For further details call 01344 622086