Come and join fellow gardening enthusiasts at our many shows and events
On Saturday November 4 at 2.00pm we will be holding our Late Autumn Flower Show at Banstead Community Hall.
Members (free). Non-members (£2.00).
Please telephone (01737 351224) our Show Captain before 8.00pm on Wednesday November 1 with details of items you would like to exhibit.
See our main show schedule below for a list of exhibits
Our next event is an evening lecture which will be given by Head Gardener Ben Pope. Ben's subject will be "Gardening to save time."
Ben's talk will take place on October 6 at 7.30pm at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road.
Members (£1.00). Non-members (£3.00).
Following our recent successes with Gardeners' Question Time and Pippa Greenwood we have managed to secure Charlie Dimmock for Saturday February 24 at 2pm at Banstead Community Hall.
Charlie is a bright, personable and enjoyable speaker and tickets will be sold in advance with an early bird offer of £15.00 for members.
Save the date to cheer up a February weekend and watch out for more details and how you can obtain tickets nearer the time.
Environmental issue were very important to Beth Chatto and in what would be her hundredth year Beth Chatto Plants and Gardens are making recordings of The Beth Chatto Symposium 'Rewilding the Mind' available free of charge.
The recordings of the two-day event have been divided into individual lectures and panel discussions and feature talks by Fergus Garret and Tom Stuart- Smith.
It was presented by Peter Gibbs and featured Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew, and Bunny Guinness on the GQT panel.
The panel answered twenty questions and two programmes were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 18th November and Friday 2nd December at 3pm. These programmes are now available on the GQT website on BBC Sounds.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The solutions the panel put forward were witty, informative, and sometimes conflicting. It all added up to a great show which played to a packed Community Hall with members of the Society, the Banstead community and invited local gardening clubs.
The SHF is an umbrella organisation to link together gardening clubs and horticultural societies across Surrey, and the surrounding areas.
There are currently around 100 clubs and societies that are members of the SHF which is run by volunteers and is non-profit making.
The Federation website advertises events and talks run by member societies and clubs (including Banstead Horticultural Society) many of which are open to visitors and non-members.
For more information and an up-to-date list of events see the Surrey Horticultural Society Federation website.