What’s on

What’s on

2018

13 March: Garden pests, recognition and control

Talk by Andrew Halstead. Wokingham Horticultural Association. Methodist Church, Bradbury Community Centre, Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1XS, at 7.45pm. Admission, including refreshments, £1 for members, £2 for non-members. See the WHA website.

14 March: Successional sowing and no-dig gardening

Talk by Charles Dowding. National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association. East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6QT. Free for NVS members, £1 for members of affiliated societies, £2 for RHS students, and £5 for all other visitors.

27 March: Growing to eat in small spaces

The Noughticulture Talks. The Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB. 7.00–8.30pm. Standard tickets £10; under-25s and students £5. See the Garden Museum website.

29 March: Heritage vegetables

Talk by Lou Nicholls. Tilehurst Horticultural Association. Village Hall, Victoria Road, Tilehurst, Berkshire RG31 5AB, at 7.45pm. See the THA website.

4 April: Vegetable growing

Talk by Mark Saunders. Bracknell Horticultural Association. Coopers Hill Centre, Crowthorne Road North, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7QS, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Admission free to BHA members, £3 for evening guests. See the BHA website.

10 April: The two hour a week allotment

Talk by Peter Almond. National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association. Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1BP. Visitors £3.00, affiliated society members £1.00, NVS members free.

13–15 April: Ascot Spring Garden Show

The inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show. Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX, 10.00am–6.00pm (5.30pm on 15 April). Day ticket £16 in advance, £24 on the day; children free. Free parking. For details, see the Ascot Racecourse website.

10 May: In search of unusual edibles

Talk by Paul Barney, owner of Edulis Nursery. National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association. Lovelace Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6QT.  Visitors £3.00, affiliated society members £1.00, NVS members free.

16 May: Herbs

Talk by Belinda Allen. Sandhurst Gardening Club. Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 9BJ, starting at 7.30pm. Admission free for members, 50p for visitors.

22–26 May: Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London. 22–23 May: RHS members only. See the RHS website for details.

2–3 June: Kitchen gardening

Weekend course with tutor Caroline Aitken at the Sustainability Centre, Mercury Park, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR, 9.30am–5.30pm. Cost £135 (non-residential). See the Sustainability Centre website.

16 June: Paddock Allotments and Pleasure Gardens

Open day for the National Gardens Scheme. 51 Heath Drive, Raynes Park, London SW20 9BE, 12.00–5.00pm. Admission £3.50, children free. See the NGS website.

17 June: Horsell Group Gardens

Open day for the National Gardens Scheme: two gardens and an award-winning allotment. Horsell Group Gardens, Horsell, Woking, Surrey GU21 4XA, 12.00–5.00pm. Combined admission £5.00, children free. See the NGS website.

2–8 July: RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

See the RHS website for details.

8 July: West Mills Allotments and Island Cottage

Open day for the National Gardens Scheme: lovely allotments and small town garden in the centre of Newbury. West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HT, 2.00–5.00pm. Combined admission £5.00, children free. See the NGS website.

13–19 August: National Allotments Week

See the National Allotment Society website.

2–3 October: RHS Harvest Festival Show

Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE, 10.00am–5.00pm. Free entry; no ticket required.

11 October: Land of the giants

Talk by Ian Clemens on growing giant veg. National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association. Lovelace Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6QT. Visitors £3.00, affiliated society members £1.00, NVS members free.

8 November: Growing vegetables

Talk by Writtle College lecturer Michael Abel. National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association. 8.00pm, Lovelace Room, East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6QT. Visitors £3.00, affiliated society members £1.00, NVS members free.