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Events Diary 2018

For details of all events please contact the Society Secretary, Janet Finney on 01959 523760, or e-mail gardeners@otford.net.

LECTURES
Location: - Otford Village Memorial Hall
Day & Time: - Tuesdays 8pm (Free Parking)
Admission: - 50p members, £1 non-members. Admission price includes refreshments.

SHOWS
ocation: - Otford Village Memorial Hall (Pay and Display parking)
Day & Time: - Saurdays 2.15 – 4.15 pm
Admission: - 50p, under 16’s free. Refreshments are available until 4pm

Visitors and new members are always welcome


February 6th
Our First meeting for 2018 is a Buffet Supper Evening starting at 8 pm. This is an informal social evening for new and existing members. Admission is £3 and includes a cold buffet supper and a glass of wine or a soft drink.
March 6th
Dr Sue Turner will be the first speaker for 2018. She will tell us about 'The Social History of the Potato'
April 3rd
Richard Moyse is from the Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve near Rochester. His talk is entitled 'The Survival of the Weediest'
March 24th
The Spring Show is the first show of the year and the displays will include spring bulbs and flowers, floral arrangements, preserves and cookery and photographic classes. There are also junior classes and the launch of the Junior Challenge, which this year involves growing Begonia tubers. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15pm.  Teas will be served until 4pm and there will be a sales table open all afternoon.
May 1st
Hilary Newman is a horticulturist of some repute, so his talk about 'The ABC of Pruning' will be very instructive
May 28th
Come rain, hail, thunder or sunshine (yes, we have had them all), you will find us on the Recreation Ground with our stall for the Otford Village Fete. We will be selling ornamental and edible plants all raised by our own members. Please visit us and grab a bargain.
June 5th Peter and Gillian Regan will be telling us what it is like to have 'A Plantaholics Garden'
June 23rd

The Rose and Summer Show is the best show to come to if you are a fan of the scented garden. On display will be roses as well as other summer flowers and plants. Fruit and vegetables, floral arrangements, preserves and cookery, photographic classes and junior classes are included. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15pm. Teas will be served until 4pm and there will be a sales table open all afternoon.

September 1st

After a summer of hard work, the Autumn Flower and Craft Show will provide a marvellous display of late summer flowers and the harvest from the vegetable garden. We will also have floral arrangements, preserves and cookery and photographic classes. We also have art and handicraft classes. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15. Teas are available until 4pm and there is a sales table.

September 4th
Nigel Gibson will tell us how best to use 'Grasses and Late Perennials'
October 2nd

Our final speaker for 2018 is Melanie Gibson-Barton who will take us on a tour of 'The Parks and Gardens of Flanders' 

December 4th

The Quiz and Fun Night is a social evening with a 'warm-up' quiz to break the ice, followed by a table quiz with prizes for the winners. Maximum team size is 6 people. The evening starts at 7.30pm in the OVMH. Please contact the secretary for details.




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