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Meetings are held in St Mark’s Church Hall, Westmoreland Road, at 2.30 on the first Wednesday of each month except January, July and August.  

There is a plant stall every month for which we are very glad to receive contributions.  

This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome.   Just turn up!  We're a friendly group and have tea and buscuits after the talk and it is a chance to chat to people with a shared interest in gardening.

2017  Programme  

Wednesday 1st March – David Cheston – The herbaceous border. We welcome David back for an insight into the herbaceous border.

Wednesday 5th April – Sylvia Myers – Wildlife Gardening.  Sylvia is coming to us from The Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham.

Wednesday 3rd May - Annual Plant Sale.              This is your chance to pick up some bargain plants, but we do rely on members to supply the plants to sell. We will also be holding a short update, followed by a quiz. Feel free to comment on how the committee is doing, as your views are all-important.

Wednesday 7st June - Simon Ginnaw – Wildlife around Kent.

 Wednesday 5th July –Visit by car sharing Coolings Garden Centre. We will have a guided tour around their summer exhibition followed by a cream tea.  

Wednesday 2nd August - Visit by public transport or car sharing to Down House. Following on from Barbara’s talk last year about Down House we will visit Charles Darwin’s house and garden with a fresh perspective.  

Wednesday 6th September – John Negus – 12 Months of Colour. Photo-journalist John, who trained at Wisley, will be sharing his passion for gardening with us.  

Wednesday 4th October - Melanie Gibson Barton – Curious Flanders – off the beaten track. Melanie is coming to us again and we look forward to her latest interesting presentation.  

Wednesday 1st November – Anne Edwards- Healing plants, from the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Wednesday 6th December - Jim Buttress – Greenwich We are thrilled to welcome Jim back to talk to us again.  He is now famous for his work on the television programme, The Big Allotment Challenge, and for his autobiography.  We look forward to hearing his anecdotes this time focussing on his time as Superintendent of Greenwich Park


Please note that there is no parking available at St Mark’s Church but plenty of buses.

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