Monday 24 February 2020
An informal meeting to give hints & tips to members thinking of entering our shows.
Monday 16 March 2020
For our first meeting in 2020 Simon Horrill will give us tips for getting the best from our gardens at the start of the season.
Saturday 28 March 2020
Come to our first show of the year to see beautiful Spring flowers, enjoy tea & cake and buy plants for your garden.
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Annual membership £3 per household (£7 postal members)
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The Society runs three competitive shows each year in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Shows provide the opportunity for those with a wide range of talents to demonstrate their skills with classes covering flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, floral arrangement, photography and handicrafts. If you have never exhibited before then there are novice classes plus a range of children’s classes. There is a small fee of 20p per entry, children’s classes are free. Shows are held at St. Martin’s Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 7AD. Opening to the public from 2.00 - 4.30pm. In addition there are plants for sale, refreshments and a raffle. For more details contact Cathy Flitter.
The Epsom Garden Flower Club closed in December 2015, but there is still a Flower Arrangement section of the garden society. Follow the link for details.
Monthly Meetings with Guest Speaker
Meetings are held on the third Monday of Spring, Summer & Autumn months in St Barnabas Church Hall, Temple Road, Epsom starting at 8pm. Topics range over the whole field of gardening, including design, cultivation, conservation and wild life. Speakers are acknowledged experts in their fields and talks are usually illustrated with slides. There is a small entry fee of £2 (£3 for non-members) for which you also get refreshments and entry to a raffle (see events calendar for full details of this year’s programme). There are no meetings during the cold winter months of January & February. The November meeting is our AGM.
The Open Gardens Group
If you enjoy visiting gardens and would like the opportunity to gain advice and ideas in a relaxed informal atmosphere then this is the group for you. Each year a small number of members open their gardens for viewing, providing an excellent opportunity to see what grows well in a variety of soils and situations. Members also exchange plants and seeds.
For more details contact John Lucking.
The Society publishes 10 newsletters a year. Each contains short articles on topical gardening matters plus details of all shows, Society meetings, plant sales and local gardening events. If you have any news or small ads that you would like to be included in the newsletter contact Margaret Haslam.
We have a thriving Junior section. Sign up for free our newsletter & receive regular updates by email covering what to do in the garden and for wildlife, together with updates on future shows and what to prepare for them. Children have free entry to the our shows with the chance to win certificates, medals as well as prizes for your school. For information contact Jill Farnham .
In addition to the plant sales at our shows, members organise and run occasional plant sales during the year to raise funds for the Society and to support a range of charities. Full details of the dates, times and venues of these sales are published in the newsletter.
Outings and other activities
During the year visits are organised to gardens of interest. Full details of all outings/visits and booking arrangements are published in the newsletter.
Discounts for Members
Various local companies offer discounts to members
Epsom Garden Society promotes all aspects of horticulture in Epsom. We have three shows per year, monthly meetings with a wide range of interesting speakers, 10 newsletters per year, an open gardens group giving members the opportunity to look round other members' gardens, a flower arranging section and a junior section and coach trips to gardens.
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