Dates for your diary 2019 :
Thursday 24th January –Global Growth Vegetable Garden
by Matthew Oliver from RHS Hyde Hall see attached poster
Saturday 16th February –Apple tree pruning
at Galleywood Infants School see attached poster
Thursday 28th February –Beeleigh Abbey Gardens
by Chris Cork, Head Gardener
Thursday 28th March –The Truggery
By Sarah Page – As featured on BBC Countryfile
Thursday 25th April –The Pulham Legacy
by Val Christian
Thursday 23th May –Show Judging by Tony Rogers
” Unfortunately the next meeting of the Galleywood Horticultural Society on Thursday 23 May has had to be cancelled. This is due to the European Parliamentary elections taking place in the Keene Hall on that day. “
Friday 21st June – Glass house opening at Beeleigh Abbey
‘Peter Seabrook will be officially opening the new glass houses at Beeleigh Abbey at 12pm on Friday 21st June. The gardens will be open and refreshments and plant sales will be available. The roses should be at their best. Entrance is £6.00 each with free parking. If you have any queries call Margaret Clay, GHS Secretary on Tel 01245 350117’
Thursday 27th June –Floral Festival – Hyde Hall
by Peter Freeman from Thompson and Morgan
Saturday 13th July –Annual Summer Show
Thursday 15th August
GHS Hyde Hall guided tour with Rob Brett – Curator
Thursday 15th August 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Own transport. Let me know if you would like to come but do not have transport and I will try to match you with someone who has extra seats.
The café and shop at the entrance are open until 5.15 pm if you want to arrive early and have tea or shop.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to take this opportunity to see the gardens after hours and if you will have any spare seats for non-drivers.
Thursday 26th September –Desert Island Gardens-
My eight most favourite gardens By Margot Bishop
Thursday 24th October – Celebrity evening with Charles Dowding
The No-dig approach to gardening
Ticket price £8.00 and now available . Please note this meeting will start at 7.30 . (not 8.00 as usual)
Thursday 28th November – AGM
Thursday 12th December –To be confirmed
All our regular meetings take place on Thursdays at 8.00pm in The Keene Hall, Galleywood . Members free, visitors £3.00 unless stated otherwise.
25th January David Simmons- President National Trust Chelmsford and District Support Group
- Hatfield Forest
22nd February Andrew Hellman – RHS Hyde Hall
- Hyde Hall through the Seasons
24th February Inter Society quiz at Runwell
22nd March Charlie Willett – Oliver’s Nursery
- History of Oliver’s Nursery
26th April Elaine Thackray – Writtle College
- Flower Arranging
6th May Trip to RHS Wisley
24th May Mrs Maike Windorst – Mount Holly
- Vegetable self-sufficiency in a changing climate
28th June Visit to Galleywood Infant School
Society Meeting at Galleywood Infants School on Thursday 28th June 2018
Please meet at the school and not at Keene Hall as usual. The school gates will be open and there is parking available but PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 7.30PM as you will not be able to get in.
While at the school we will hope to show you what work members of the Society do and what the school offers to its students in the form of horticulture and how this links into the school curriculum.
Things to look at will include the Polytunnel, Orchard, outside beds and the quiet area.
Seating will be available but there will be some walking on grass and some slight inclines.
As usual there will be Tea and Coffee at he end of the evening.
Peter, Brian, Sue and Andy hope that you will come and view their efforts and enjoy the evening.
14th July ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW
9th August Summer Tasting & Party Evening
27th September Mike Abel
- Growing Soft Fruit (click here to see poster)
25th October Celebrity Speaker – Margaret Thrower
- Three Generations of Gardeners ( fee payable see below) click here to see poster.
- Ticket prices £6 Member £8 Non members
- For tickets please contact 01245 473191
22nd November AGM
13th December earlier time of 7.30pm
Christmas wreath and decoration workshop with
Foggy Hau from Marconi Belles WI
Make your own table decoration
Wine and festive nibbles
If you would like to make a Christmas table decoration it would be helpful to bring all or some of the following:
• A large potato (3 – 4 inches and not too knobbly) wrapped in kitchen foil
• Your own gardening (or other strong) gloves
• Scissors or secateurs
• Some greenery with red berries