We've started this year's seed distribution scheme as usual.  Please send us your seeds as soon as they are ready.


About the Group

The group meets at St Boniface Church Hall, Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2FT.  (map) 
The entry fee to meetings is £2 for members and £5 for visitors.  Visitors may attend up to 3 meetings as 'visitors only'.  
They have a Display Table and Plant Sale table at most meetings

Linda Ham
01420 563111

2020 Programme

All meetings commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Please check with the group before travelling.

18th January 2020 at 2.30 pm (Please note this is an afternoon meeting)
‘Growing Old Fashioned Flowers’
David Standing

David was the Head Gardener at the Gilbert White Garden for 38 years.  His talk will focus on uncommon garden plants, of which many were grown in the eighteenth century in the Naturalist Gilbert White’s garden.
Saturday 15th February 2.30pm
'The Plant Hunters' - how our wealth of garden plants were found and brought back to our gardens
Simon Gulliver
Friday 20th March 7.30pm    CANCELLED
'Plants of the season' - a practical talk using real plants, incl. propagation, pruning and best use in gardens
Paul Green
Friday 17th April 7.30pm
Samantha Hopes
Wednesday 22 April
Spring Coach trip: Vann Garden, Godalming, Surrey; Parham House, West Sussex and Lansdowne Nursery, Worthing, Sussex. 
Contact Becky Getgood 07894 870630
Saturday 2nd May 10am to 1230pm
Conservation Group meeting
Ritchie Hall next to St Boniface Church, Chandlers Ford
Saturday 30th May 10am to 1pm
Plant propagation workshop
Hill Farm House, Droxford Road, Swanmore, SO32 2PY
Sunday 21st June 2pm to 5pm
Garden Visit
Valerie and David Menzies, Alton - more details in Newsletter
Friday 17th July 7.30pm
'Stumperies, ferns and shady friends'
Andrew Tolman
Sunday 13th September
Autumn Coach trip: Rare plant fair and garden, Bishops Palace, Wells and Piet Oudorf meadow garden at Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Bruton
Friday 18th September 7.30pm
'Growing hardy exotics and plant health'
Graham Blunt
Friday 16th October 7.30pm
'Weeding for 5000 with 2 hoes and 5 wishes'
Jamie Blake
Friday 20th November 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting followed by speaker (TBC)

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