This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

Spring Newsletter 2013

February, 2013

Dear Member,

The days are getting longer and the garden has started to come alive. Time to tell you what we have planned for 2013!

24th January 'The most flowery Places in the World'

Our first talk of the year took place on a cold and quite icy evening in January. Bob Gibbons, well-known wild flower photographer, showed us beautiful pictures accompanied by lively and knowledgeable comments; just the right subject for a cold winter evening; it was very much enjoyed by members and guests alike!

21st March 7.30 pm at the Barham Village Hall Art & Craft Gardens

Power Point Presentation by Steven Harmer who is a lecturer at Hadlow College. He will talk about Arts & Crafts gardens, their planting styles, use of plants and colour combinations as well as about exponents of this style, such as Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson.

6th April 10.30 a.m. Barham Village Hall - Plant Sale and Spring Show

This is our 3rd Spring Show and the Schedule has now been included in the booklet for the Summer and Autumn Show which you receive with this letter.The routine remains the same. Please bring your exhibits to the Hall between 8.00 and 9.15 am and pay your entry fees at the same time. The show will be open to the public from 10.30 am when our well-known Plant Sale will start at the same time in the main hall. If you have any surplus plants please bring them along. Please don't forget that everything always sells very quickly.

11th April , Kingston Barn 'Hardy Geraniums'

Jacquie Aviolet will be with us to give us a practical demonstration how to take cuttings, how to grow and generally look after this very popular plant. There will be geraniums for sale.

16th May - Kingston Barn 'Dahlias'

This will be an evening for Dahlia lovers and particularly for those who like to show their Dahlias. Ben Webster has great experience in growing and showing dahlias and will provide us with some seedlings for a 'Mystery' Dahlia competition which will be part of the Autumn Show. Seedlings will be given to members on a 'first come, first served' basis during the evening.

21st June 5.00 pm Garden Visit

We will go to Bladbean Stud Farm Gardens by car and will meet at the Barham Village Hall at 4.30pm. This garden has been designed and created only a few years ago with Sissinghurst Gardens in mind. It has a great variety of roses and the colour combinations of different shades of blue and white and grey continue from May until Autumn. There are also extensive vegetable and fruit gardens and the owner will tell us how they harvest and store their vegetables. Refreshments are included in the price for this visit.

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2013 Visit Booking Form.

26th June 9.00 a.m. from Barham Village Hall Polesden Lacey

We will go by coach to Polesden Lacey in Surrey, well-known Edwardian Estate with beautiful rose garden, country walks and spectacular views over the Surrey Hills. Every room of the house contains a famous art collection; and there are the usual comfortable NT amenities, such as a restaurant, shop and nursery.

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2013 Visit Booking Form.

6th July - Summer Show

Summer Show - Adobe Acrobat PDF Schedule and entry forms

7th September Autumn Show

Autumn Show - Adobe Acrobat PDF Schedule and entry forms

21st September 9.00 a.m. Hyde Hall

We go to Hyde Hall, the RHS Garden near Colchester. A lot of changes have taken place in this RHS Garden since our last visit in 2006, an exotic garden has been added, a new pond has been built, the gravel garden has been extended and much more has happened. As with all RHS gardens, there is always something new and interesting to see and do.

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2013 Visit Booking Form.

14th November 7.30 Kingston Barn 'Vegetables'

Malcolm Withnall is a lecturer on Horticulture at Hadlow College and will give a power point presentation on the latest Techniques in Vegetable Growing.

January 2014 - AGM 2013 dtb

Look out for details on our website: and/or the village magazines and the Village News in the Kent Gazette. As many of you know, it is a very popular evening and we will have some entertainment lined up for you. We hope that you like the programme and will join in with many of our planned events. The Committee looks forward to meeting up with you during the course of the year and, as always, wishes you a successful and happy gardening year- as the saying goes: 'A Gardner's Work is never at an end, it begins with the Year, and continues to the next'! Start digging!!

Very Best Wishes to you all,

G. McGuire Dr. Tim Bines               
Secretary Chairman  

Next EventWednesday
11th April 7.30pm

'Chillis are good for you'
This is an illustrated talk by Steve Weller. Takes place at Barham Village Hall.
Directions to Barham Village Hall 


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