Friday, 30 September 2016

TESSA ALLEN: Wednesday 5 October at 8pm

Tessa (right) with Karen in 2013

For our talk on Wednesday 5 October at the Red Cross Hall, Oxted we are delighted to welcome back Tessa Allen and her topic will be "Winter Colour and Scent".

Tessa teaches horticulture, including RHS ‘Certificate in Horticulture’ and short courses on specific topics. As a gardener of over 30 years experience Tessa likes to put the emphasis on the practical skills of her trade, while explaining ‘why’  the various techniques are successful.
She’s always happy to answer questions on any aspect of gardening, and loves nothing better than working with plants or being in the company of gardeners.

We look forward to seeing you, for what should be an entertaining and enlightening evening.

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Karen went to see this garden, and thought it worth telling us about it, and showing some photos. Here is what shes says:

"Bodnant Gardens nestles in the Snowdonia foothills of North Wales one of the worlds most magical gardens.  Dramatic scenery, historic plant collections, Champion trees and myriad horticultural styles!   An 80 acre paradise established in 1874 by a Victorian entrepreneur and filled with plants collected by famous global explorers including towering american redwoods to beautiful Himalayan primulas poppies and lollies. 

Stunning garden and worth a visit, great cafes too.  Highly recommended.  One of the all time greats!  I think en par with Wisley!!   That's saying something!!"

Monday, 5 September 2016


We are sorry to announce that Russell Bowes is unable to be with us on Wednesday 7 September.

However, we are delighted to say the HILARY NEWMAN has kindly agreed to come along instead.

His talk will be: "Plant Problems and Solutions". We all have plenty of those so it will be  very worth while coming along to Red Cross Hall Oxted at 8pm.

In addition to the usual Monthly Competition we have one of our popular "Pop-Ups". This month it is Dahlias. So, do bring yours along for us to see.