News and Events

NGS Open Day: Sunday 10th September from 1.30pm.

Gordon Road Allotments will be open to the public on Sunday 10th September from 1.30 – 5.30pm.    Visitors will be offered tours of best plots and teas in the Piggery.   All members are asked to help out by tidying up their plots, baking cakes, donating produce etc.   All proceeds go to the charities supported by the NGS such as The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.   If you can offer any help please contact judywoollett@hotmail.com

Visit to Theobalds Farm : Wednesday 13th September

There are still places available for this visit to Theobalds Farmhouse garden  on Wednesday 13th September starting at 2.00pm.   This is on a car-sharing basis so please let Judy Woollett know if you would like a lift.   (Phone: 020 8346 5107).  The visit to include tea is £10.00 payable on entry.

Barnet Allotment Federation Horticultural Show

The annual BAF Horticultural Show will take place on Sunday 20 August, with staging taking place on Saturday 19 August.

There is a new section for new plot holders / first time exhibitors and they hope this might encourage more entries and there are some changes to the Vegetable and Domestic classes.

In addition to members entering their produce, jams, cakes, preserves and flowers, members are invited to bake cakes for sale with teas. .

The BAF Committee hopes that members will take take part. For entry forms and rules contact the BAF website at http://www.barnetallotments.org.uk/horticultural-show/

Summer BBQ

All members are invited to the Barbeque on Sunday 30th July on the Piggery at Gordon Road starting at 1.30pm.    Please let June know if you are able to attend.   The cost is £5 FHS member,  £7 guests (children under 7 free).  Donations of salads or sweets welcomed.  Soft drinks will be available but please provide your own alcohol.

Visit to Theobalds Farmhouse, Crews Hill

Following organic principles since its inception, Garden Designer, Alison Green, has created a new garden putting into practice her design ideas and wildlife gardening beliefs. Her garden, Theobalds Farmhouse, Crews Hill in Enfield is open to the public and we have arranged for a number of FHS members to visit on Wednesday afternoon 13th September.

Alison has created a series of gardens on two acres of virgin land, divided the sloping, south-facing garden into different levels using yew hedging to create distinct garden rooms, each with its own dominant colour and style.

Work started in the winter of the millennium with the gardens closest to the house, when she developed  The Courtyard, Pergola and Ornamental Gardens.  The garden developed over the next decade “room-by-room” working from the outside in so that she was able to steadily reduce the green space from cricket pitch size to the the calm oasis it is today.

This visit is a  on a car sharing basis so if you are a car owner and prepared to take passengers please let us know.   The tour will start at 2.00pm and entry to the garden to include tea is £10.00 payable on entry.

 

Please let Judy Woollett know if you would like to attend – judywoollett@hotmail.com but please note numbers are limited.

 

NGS Open Day : Sunday 10th September

Gordon Road Allotments will be open to the public on Sunday 10th September from 1.30 – 5.30pm.    Visitors will be offered tours of best plots and teas in the Piggery.   All members are asked to help out by tidying up their plots, baking cakes, donating produce etc.   All proceeds go to the charities supported by the NGS such as The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.   If you can offer any help please contact judywoollett@hotmail.com

Preston Gardens Open Day: Sunday 28th May :12.30 – 5.00pm

A large number of gardens in this pretty village 3 miles south of Hitchin, Hertfordshire offer a variety of sizes, styles and planting with many interesting details including unusual plants, wild areas and water features. The small Arts & Crafts church of St Martin will be beautifully decorated and open to visitors. Stalls on the Green and Teas in the Village Hall.  Barbeque on the Green from 12 noon. Lunches can be booked at the famous Red Lion pub, tel. 01462-459585.

Map supplied on admission.

Entry £5.00 (children free). Free parking. Post code SG4 7RU.

Contact nr 01462-456567 (Meta)

Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society : 6th April : 7.30pm

TIPS FOR ENTERING THE DOMESTIC ECONOMY CLASSES AT THE SHOWS, Fellowship House 136a Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD.

Denise Newland will give  handy hints on presentation and display etc to help unlock the mystery of entering the cookery and preserving classes at the Horticultural Society flower shows. For old hands and newcomers alike.

Cookery and Preserving are a well-established part of both summer and autumn shows

So we are fortunate in having a well known judge at many other shows who will share some of her experiences and encourage those who have yet to enter. More seasoned entrants may have questions on cooking and preserving together with the finer points of presenting their entries.

SPRING PLANT SALE

Our annual plant sale will be held on:

Sunday 21st May : 10.00 – 1.00pm

and Sunday 28th May 2017 : 10.30 am to 1.00pm 

We need lots of people to help bring out the plants and set up tables and also to sell the plants.    Please contact finchleyhorticulturalsociety@gmail.com if you are able to help.

 

Hampstead Horticultural Society

Hampstead Horticultural Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, with a Gardeners question time on 26th April at Keats House, South End Green NW3. Their panel of experts are Steven Crisp, head gardener to the American Ambassador in London, Stephen Smith, former Head Gardener to the Grosvenor Estates and Catherine Horwood, author of garden books. Tickets £15 per person, to book, please contact Rosie Hunt on 020 7586 4979 or email rosiehunt@blueyonder.co.uk
 
The price includes a celebratory glass of wine. To be sure of your ticket book sooner rather than later.
 
Parking is available in the Heath Car Park, Heath Street, along S. End Road or in South Hill Park and surrounding streets. Buses 24, 168 C11 46 268 are 5-10 mins walk away.

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