Potters Bar & District Horticultural Society

The Society aims to help, guide, instruct and inform those who are interested in horticulture. The fortnightly meetings at Elm Court consist of talks, slide shows and
demonstrations on all aspects of horticulture. These meetings are friendly and informal, welcoming both beginners and life long gardeners of any age.
All that is needed is an interest in growing plants.

The annual programme is issued in December for the following year. Spring, Summer and Autumn Flower and Vegetable Shows are held which are open to all
the membership. Domestic classes are open to members and to their families.

For more information contact the Chairman: Bryan Stutter: 01707 651372.
Programme Secretary: Marie White: 01707 850149
Secretary: Margaret Brand: 01707 643357 brandfamily@hotmail.com

Meetings held at Elm Court. Members 2.00, visitors 3.00.
Alternate Wednesdays 8 to 10pm.

            03/01/18    Bob Harding-Jones - LAUGHTER IN THE VILLAGE. 
                                    Bob is an entertaining speaker with hilarious stories of village life.

            17/01/18    Anne and John Wallington - ICELAND.
                                    Ann and John are active members of Enfield Camera Club who have visited many exciting places.

            31/01/18    Len Little - THE TRAINING OF SPECIALIST POLICE DOGS.
                                    Len is a former specialist dog trainer for the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police.

            14/02/18    Ian Jackson - ORCHIDS AND OTHER EXOTICS.
                                    Ian is an avid bird watcher and amateur photographer.

            28/02/18    John Thurlbourne - WILDLIFE IN PANSHANGER PARK.
                                    John is a local wildlife photographer and author.

            10/03/18    PLOUGHMAN'S SUPPER QUIZ NIGHT.
                                    Fun quiz, not restricted to horticulture. Venue - Elm Court, 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, 9.00 per person, max 8 people per table, Please contact Bryan Stutter for details on 01707 651372.

            14/03/18    Russell Bowes - A NICE CUP OF TEA.
                                    Russell is a freelance garden historian.

            28/03/18    Derek Dexter - FUCHSIAS MY WAY.
                                    Derek is a member of a local Fuchsia Society.
            11/04/18    Chris Thorne - ROCKERIES.
                                    Chris works for Aylett Nurseries.

           14/04/18    SPRING FLOWER SHOW.
                                    Flowers, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            25/04/18    Kate Harwood - THE JELLICOE WATER GARDEN.
                                    Kate teaches garden history and will be talking about the new garden opened last July.
            09/05/18    Michael Radley - A WALK THROUGH THE WORLD OF FERNS.
                                    Michael is Chairman of the Lea Valley Orchid Society and will be talking about Ferns.

            23/05/18    Brian Carline - AN AMAZING ACCOUNT OF LIFE IN OUR SCHOOLS.
                                    Brian is an after-dinner speaker, author and BBC broadcaster.

            10/06/18    POTTERS BAR CARNIVAL.
                                    Pick up some bargain plants. Our experts are available to answer your garden related questions.

            20/06/18    Kate Harwood - THE VICTORIAN GARDEN.
                                    Kate teaches garden history and leads walks and talks on historic gardens in Hertfordshire.

            23/06/18    SUMMER SHOW.
                                    Flowers, fruits, vegetables, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            18/07/18    Frances Watkins - REFRESHING SUMMER CORDIALS.
                                    Frances is a member of the Hertfordshire Herb Society and will be demonstrating the making of Summer cordials and possible tasting.

            05/09/18    Simon Braidmore - BATS.
                                    Simon will talk about Bats and weather permitting we can go outside with detectors to listen for bat sounds.

            15/09/18    AUTUMN SHOW.
                                    Flowers, fruits, vegetables, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            19/09/18    Chris Collins - A YEAR AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
                                    Chris is a former Westminster Abbey gardener, Kew Gardens Supervisor,  Blue Peter Gardener and Head of Horticultural Garden Organics.
            03/10/18    Graham Harrison - POISONS FOR MEDICINES.
                                    Graham is a partner in the Sun Jester family business working in the field of heritage education.

            17/10/18    Robin Webb - A SILK PURSE FROM A PIG’S NOSE.
                                    Robin talks on behalf of the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust.

            31/11/18    Bruce Bennett - CYPRUS.
                                    Bruce is a member of the Potters Bar and Barnet RSPB, a keen gardener and photographer.

            14/11/18    Ronald Hunter - MEAD MAKING.
                                    Ronald is a local beekeeper.

            28/11/18    A.G.M. Review of 2018. Election of officers and committee members, followed by a social evening with festive drinks and snacks.