2024 Programme



FEBRUARY 7th – ‘ An Evening with Ken Crowther’, (A gardener and nurseryman of many years’ experience and previously a gardening guru on BBC Essex).

MARCH 6th – Annual General Meeting

MARCH 7th – Flower Arranging Workshop – URC Schoolroom (see Home page for more info)

APRIL 6th (Saturday) Annual Spring Show. Schedules are now  available on the website.  

MAY 1st – ‘Back to Basics, Cacti and Succulents’, by Dr. Richard Rolfe, Chairman of Chelmsford Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society .

The next 3 gatherings in May June and August are visits to gardens. For more info contact Caroline Boyd 07732 405048 and see under Website Heading – 2024 OUTINGS

MAY 8th – Afternoon Outing to ‘Heyrons’, NGS garden , High Easter CM1 4QN to arrive at 2.00pm Cost – £10.00 pp including refreshments.

JUNE 5th – Afternoon outing to ‘Blunts Hall’ Blunts Hall Drive, Witham CM8 1LX to arrive at 2.00pm Cost – £10.00 pp including refreshments. Limited parking.

JULY 3rd – Afternoon outing to ‘Isabella’s Garden’, 42 Theobalds Road, Leigh on Sea. SS9 2NE to arrive at 3.00pm when more parking spaces should be available. Cost – £11.00 pp including refreshments.

AUGUST 7th – Afternoon Guided Tour of “Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve” Dumney Lane (off School Lane) Great Leighs. Arrive 2pm Limited Parking

SEPTEMBER 4th – ‘New ideas for Growing Flowers All the Year Round’, by Maike Windhorst

OCTOBER 2nd – ‘Gardening in the Future’, by Nina Lewis

NOVEMBER 6th – ‘Unusual Edibles’, by Matt Oliver

DECEMBER 4th – Christmas again!

All our evening meetings and the Spring Show take place in The Memorial Hall, Little Waltham CM3 3LN. There is plenty of parking behind the Hall.
The evening meetings begin at 7.30pm. There will be a raffle and light refreshments available.
We are a small but enthusiastic bunch of gardeners who are always keen to learn more about our hobby.
For more information, please phone Maggie Williams 01245 360042