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Our Programme for 2019 comprises monthly evening meetings, a selection of outings/visits and our three annual shows.  We also  hold a number of social events.
for a brief account of past meetings please click here

  Evening Meetings
 (all evening meetings are at St Mary's Centre, Felpham and start at 7.30pm)

Feb 26th             Peter Liverman        -     Alpines
                                 
March 26th         Roger Hirons            -    Camellias and the woodland floor
                                                                          ( Members bulb competition)
April 23rd            Martyn Cox                -    Big Ideas for Small Spaces       

May 28th             Paul Gallivan             -    Woolbeding Garden  

June 25th           Marcus Dancer          -    Exciting Plants - Perennials and                                                                           Shrubs
                                                     
July 23rd             Frank Weaver            -    Bonsai 
                        
Sept 24th            Maggie Haynes         -   Tuppeny Barn Project                                                           
October 22nd     Nick Bailey                -     Planting for Spring Colour
                         
November 27th                        ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
                                                 (Members Only, no visitors)
For  brief details of the speakers at each meeting  please click on the speakers' name

Shows
                         (All shows on Saturdays 2pm to 4.30pm)
        
March 30th                       SPRING SHOW

June 15th   
                         ROSE & SWEET PEA SHOW

August 17th                      FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW


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SPEAKERS

26th FEBRUARY

ALPINES – Peter Liverman

Peter started his own nursery in Worthing before moving to Littlehampton.  He and his wife have been members of the Alpine Garden Society for 40 years and are still actively involved both locally and nationally.

 

26th MARCH

CAMELIAS & THE WOODLAND FLOOR – Roger Hirons

Roger has over 35 years in the horticultural industry.  Having trained at Pershore College, he spent many years running plant centres and is also a garden designer.

 

23rd APRIL

BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL SPACES – Martyn Cox

Martyn is a professional garden writer and author with almost 30 years experience in gardening.  He writes a column in the Mail on Sunday and Amateur Gardening.

 

28th MAY

WOOLBEDING GARDEN – Paul Gallivan

Paul will take us through the garden rooms at Woolbeding set against stunning borders.  Formal gardens merge into the rural landscape and include sculptures and follies.

 

25th JUNE

EXCITING PLANTS – PERENNIALS & SHRUBS – Marcus Dancer

Marcus has been in horticulture since he left school and has had his own nursery since the 1980s.  Marcus grows a wide range of different and unusual plants – many of his introductions are bred to attract bees and insects.

 

23RD JULY

BONSAI – Frank Weaver

Bonsai is an ancient oriental horticultural art form meaning ‘tree-in-a-pot’.  Trees are pruned, shaped and trained and can live to be hundreds of years old.  Frank will demonstrate the art of bonsai.

 

24th SEPTEMBER

TUPPENNY BARN PROJECT – Maggie Haynes

This is a a non-profit-making smallholding in Southbourne, West Sussex.  They grow and sell organic fruit and vegetables.  They have an educational centre which provides learning experiences for children, encouraging them to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, to grow their own and prepare healthy meals.

 

 

22nd OCTOBER

PLANTING FOR SPRING COLOUR – Nick Bailey

Nick appears regularly on many gardening programmes including Gardeners’ World and has a wealth of horticultural knowledge.  Nick is engaging and enthusiastic which makes this an evening not to be missed.


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