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27th March:  Wonderful World of Willow – Sandra Barker  

Willow has been used for centuries, from catching fish, making a basket or helping win the ashes this versatile material seems to have no limits. Sandra will be showing us how its all done!

We hold regular monthly meeting covering a range of topics to suit all interests. These are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow starting at 7.30pm. There is an entrance fee of £2 for members and £4 for non-members.  This helps to pay for speakers and also gets you tea and biscuits!  We love to see new members and visitors so please come along and say hello.


During the summer we also have several outings to gardens or other places of interest. Please let us know if you would like to come along, again non-members are always welcome, coach spaces permitting.


You can download this years programme here

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2015/16 meeting and outing schedule....


Wednesday 27th February









Saturday 23rd March




Wednesday 27th  March






Wednesday 24th  April








Wednesday 22nd  May  










Saturday 7th September





Wednesday 25th September









Wednesday 23rd October







Wednesday 27th  November









Friday 6th  December





Wednesday 22nd  January 2020


Food for the 21st Century: Insects anyone? - Dave Perry

Dave will be introducing us to the concept of Entomophagy (eating insects), can this save the planet? There will also be the opportunity to sample some of the food of the future.

 

Spring Show  – Foakes Hall, Dunmow

This is the first show of the year so download a schedule and get your entries ready!


Wonderful World of Willow – Sandra Barker  

Willow has been used for centuries, from catching fish, making a basket or helping win the ashes this versatile material seems to have no limits. Sandra will be showing us how its all done!


Tips & Advice for the show bench – Robin Carsberg

Robin is a an experienced exhibitor and judge. He will be sharing his experience and giving some advice for would be exhibitors; just in time for the autumn show!


Tropical plants in the UK– Speciesotic.

We know the world is getting warmer so perhaps in the future we will all be growing tropical plants. For now we need to rely on the expertise of specialist nurseries and Speciesotic is one of the best. There will be the opportunity to buy some of their tropical plants after the talk. + MEMBERS PLANT SALE


Autumn Show – Foakes Hall, Dunmow

Another chance for members and non members

alike to show what they can do in the garden,

kitchen or craft room


Growing Hardy Ferns in East Anglia – Margaret

NimmoSmith

With their tolerance of shade and damp, Ferns may

just be the answer to that part of the garden which

seems to dark for anything to grow properly!

Margaret will be telling us how to grow this diverse

group of plants and which species you could use to

fill that spot.+ MEMBERS PLANT SALE


Winter Colour in the Garden – Geoff Hodge

With the long dark days of winter approaching any

help in keeping the garden bright and cheerful is

bound to be gratefully received.  Geoff will be

giving us some hints to keep the colour going

through the winter months.


The High Line, New York -  Dr Jill Raggett

Jill is a regular visitor to the society and anyone

who has seen one of her talks will know how

fascinating they are. As a lecturer in garden design

at Writtle we have heard the fascinating story of

many historical gardens and their designers.  A

long thin garden built on a railway track in New

York though? This one will be something special.


CHRISTMAS PARTY, Foakes Hall, Dunmow

Its the end of the year and time for the Christmas party.  Can you win the quiz???


AGM