Social Events 2016
Entrance:  £3.00 members/£4.00 non-members
Light refreshments are included with the entrance fee, there is always a raffle with a selection of prizes

Friday 5th February 2016  at 8pm – 10pm

Alaskan Adventures – Paul Whittle
Paul returns with a talk about Alaska, just the thing for a late winter’s evening! Nevertheless, we think you will be inspired by some wonderful photographs and tales from his recent visit to this far-flung part of the world. (Paul’s fee supports several charities including World Vision, Prospect Burma, The Burma Children’s Fund and the Darjeeling Railway Community Support Group). All welcome.

Friday 4th March 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

Planting Bulbs In Autumn – Tim Woodland

PLUS Fun Competition – Daffodils

Tim is a bulb expert(to say the least!) having been involved with his family run business for the last 20 years. It is an internet bulb company ( and has a vast selection os all types of bulbs including vegetables. Worth a look! Also, Tim will be bringing bulbs for sale on the evening. The treasurer of the community centre is a big fan of this site!

Friday 1st April 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

The Fascinating and Secret Life Of The Mole – Chris Stewart

Chris is a member of the Guild of British Molecatchers and the Traditional Molecatchers Register. A fully trained and experienced molecatcher he covers all aspects of this amazing and interesting creature. However, be warned, he may bring one with him!

Friday 6th May 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

The South Downs Way – Graham Harding

The South Downs Way covers a total of 100 miles and is practically on our doorstep. Graham and his wife completed the walk a couple of years ago. Although his talk is not floral related, it does include some fascinating aspects of geography, history and of the people they met along the way.

Friday 3rd June 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

Tales From The Potting Shed – Jean Griffin

PLUS Fun Competition – Roses

Jean talks about all sorts of gardening products and whether they work with some humorous stories from her personal experience!

Friday 7th October 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

Plants For The Winter Garden – Patricia Lechti-Clarke

PLUS Fun Competition – Dahlias

At this time of year we’re beginning to think about brightening up the borders for winter and our speaker tonight has some great tips. Patricia is an experienced gardener, garden designer, lecturer and garden tour organiser. So, take note and be inspired.

Friday 4th November

Annual General Meeting

Followed by a social evening with a quiz and a slide presentation of this year’s Annual Show, coach trips and outing to Hampton Court.

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 8pm – 10pm

Women Gardeners In The 20th Century – Cherrill Sands

Local garden historian, Cherrill Sands, returns once again with an illustrated talk on women gardeners. The twentieth century brought emancipation for women, horticultural colleges, and for some, artistic fulfilment in the garden. Hear about creative women and their gardens, including Gertrude Jekyll, Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto amongst others. The evening concludes with mulled wine and mince pies to get us in the mood for Christmas.