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Westhumble Open Gardens - a Charity Event

Sunday 26 June, 2pm – 5pm

We’re very much looking forward to sharing access to our beautiful village gardens in both Mickleham and Westhumble, while also raising funds to support a worthy local cause. 

Our nominated charity for 2022 is Leatherhead Youth Project, which provides help and support to disadvantaged young people through innovative youth services across Mole Valley. Through their projects they aim to respond to local needs, helping young people to be safe and happy, and to make a positive change to their lives.

Programmes will be available a few weeks before the event and on the day at each of the gardens, and will double as an admission tickets and a map of garden locations, at a cost of £5 per person.

Children under 16 have free entry and must be accompanied by an adult. Only guide dogs are permitted.

Refreshments, cakes and plants will be available at 3 Crabtree Cottages.

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Visit to Plant Passion Cut Flower Farm 

Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 2 pm

with optional lunch beforehand at 12.15pm 

Join us for a talk, tour, and demonstration given by Claire at Plant Passion. This will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs and costs £10. Booking Essential 

Claire and the team at Plant Passion sell beautiful British Flowers that are grown on the fields at East Clandon. Our talk and tour of the flower field will show you the scented, sustainable and ever-changing with the seasons, freshly cut flowers. She will let you know all about their grown not flown, chemical-free and no-dig philosophies, about the history and future of the British flower industry, and how you can grow and use British flowers to help save our planet too.

There is also an option, with additional cost, to join us at The Queens Head in East Clandon at 12.15 pm, for lunch before the Plant Passion tour. We will send a copy of the up-to-date menu for your pre-order, to those of you who are interested. 

If you are interested, please contact:-

Pauline Email – paulinemdavis@gmail.com  Phone – 07759646353 

 

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Visit to Great Comp Garden

Near Sevenoaks in Kent

Wednesday 10th August 2022 at 10.00am

Situated in Kent, Great Comp is a Georgian farmhouse and 7 acre garden, developed by Roderick and Joyce Cameron in the 1950’s, and opened to the public in 1968. With both formal and informal areas, this garden offers beautiful, exciting and unusual plants, colourful borders, an Italian garden, woodland walks and romantic ruins. Highlights in August include ornamental grasses, hydrangeas, salvias, dahlias and exotic perennials. Curator, William Dyson will be guiding our tour and also runs his own nursery situated in the garden and specialising in Slavia.

On site, The Old Dairy Tearoom is open at 1000hrs and hot food is served between 11300 – 1630hrs. Serving coffee, homemade lunches and cakes, it also caters for gluten free and vegan diets. Table reservations are not available. Picnics points are located in the car park for those who prefer to bring their own lunch.

To keep the cost of our visit to a minimum, we rely on members making their own way to events, and some may be able to car share. If this is the case we ask members to organise their own travel plans. Free parking is available close by. The address is:

Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN15 8QS

The cost of the visit is £15.00 per person and covers entry to the garden and a sixty-minute tour with the Curator at 1100hrs, after which the gardens are available for us to enjoy at our own pace. The meeting point for the tour is by the main entrance. To secure this reservation required us to have a minimum number of bookings and we are therefore unable to return any payment should you have to cancel.

If you are interested in reserving your place to this special event, please contact: 

Pauline Davis              M 07759646353         email paulinemdavis@gmail.com

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‘All About Roses’   

A Talk by Jacqueline Aviolet 

Tuesday 27th September 2022

The Stepping Stones Pub, Westhumble.

Tickets £6 at the door – no need to book

This talk will cover the history of roses, their propagation, growing, care and pruning.

Jacqueline runs a nursey called ‘Rosie’s Garden Plants’ in Aylesford in Kent. Growing and selling Perennials, Hardy Geraniums, Shrubs and Roses. She does not use tunnels; everything grows in the open. This allows the plants to grow at a normal rate. There is no soft growth in spring or late autumn and the plants are all hardened off; useful for colder parts of the country. 

Jacqueline will be bringing some plants for reference and also for sale.

 

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Gardener’s Question Time - a Charity Event

Monday 24th October 2022

at 7.30pm  

The Stepping Stones Pub, Westhumble.

Whether you’re new to gardening or have been gardening for years, there’s no better way to broaden your knowledge than by sharing your challenges. Often you’re not alone, and the same questions come up time and time again, however there are always new challenges and the way we garden is constantly evolving. That’s the wonderful thing about gardening; there’s never always just one right or wrong way, and rules are often made to be broken.

We’re giving you the opportunity to share your challenges with a panel of experts in an informal setting at a special Local Gardeners Question Time evening. Bring your plant specimens, pictures or just your question. Even if you don’t currently have any challenges, just listening to fellow gardeners and hearing about their experiences can broaden your understanding and confidence in the gardening.

If you’re unable to join us, we can submit a question on your behalf, and would ask for a small donation as all profits will be donated to our nominated local charity for 2022, Leatherhead Youth Project. Through their projects they aim to respond to local needs, helping young, disadvantaged people to be safe and happy, and to make a positive change to their lives.

Please join us at The Stepping Stones Pub, on Monday 24 October at 7.30pm. Entry is £7.50 per person.

Our panel of experts are looking forward to sharing their expertise and advice to help you with your current challenges.

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Planning your Winter Garden 

a talk by Benjamin Pope 

Monday 21st November   

The Stepping Stones Pub, Westhumble.

Tickets £6 at the door – no need to book

A seasonal talk looking at the winter garden and how to achieve movement and interest during the cold months.

Ben is currently a Head Gardener for a private garden in West Sussex. He has worked and studied in various aspects of horticulture for the last 21 years and Ben’s qualifications include the Wisley Practical Diploma, RHS Diploma and the RHS Master of Horticulture. He regularly writes for Gardens Illustrated and teaches at the Chelsea Physic Garden for The English Gardening School and at West Dean College of Art and Conservation. Ben is also a member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee. 

 

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Christmas Crafts Workshop

Saturday 10th December 2022

9.15pm – 12.30pm

Mickleham Village Hall

Booking essential

By popular demand, we have once again organised a Christmas Craft Workshop. Enjoy a morning and make, either a Christmas wreath, table decoration or bottle garden accompanied by some festive snacks and refreshments, including complimentary mulled wine. As far as possible we will be using locally sourced foliage and natural or recycled products. 

This annual event is the perfect way to start the Christmas season and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 

£38 per person, includes materials, festive snacks and refreshments. 

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