Sunday, 30 September 2018

Monthly Meeting 3 October 2018

 The speaker at our Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 3 October at 8pm in the Red Cross Hall, Oxted is Andrew Fisher Tomlin, and his topic is Putting on a Show. He is well known for creating gardens and landscapes around the world. He has won many awards for his work on both gardens and creative projects in a number of countries including Australia, the USA and New Zealand as well as in the UK. His design approach focuses on creative solutions combined with sound horticultural practice. This has been recognised not just by private residential clients but also on larger infrastructure projects such as advising on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and designing for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Andrew is a Chartered Horticulturist and a Fellow and former Chair of the Society of Garden Designers, the UK’s professional body for garden design. Until recently he served as Chairman of selection for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has been a visiting lecturer at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The Smithsonian in Washington DC amongst other places. He has also curated shows and festivals in Amsterdam, Istanbul and Sydney.

Monday, 10 September 2018


Our Autumn Evening Flower and Produce Show at the Red Cross Hall, Oxted looked wonderful. This was despite the problems the weather has given us throughout the Spring and Summer.
We were particularly delighted to receive entries from new exhibitors. Our thanks to them and our regulars for making the show possible.
Sylvia Pocock did the judging in her own inimitable fashion. What a treat it is to hear what she has to say.
Below are images of the show, along with some of the winners