Dorking Gardeners’ Club Winter Programme – 2013/2014
|Wednesday 22 January
Wednesday 26 February
Saturday 2 March
Wednesday 26 March
Wealdon Woods Flowers and Butterflies – Jill Fry
The Weald is that wedge of clays and sands in between the North and South Downs.
It includes the South- western part of Kent , the Northern half of Sussex and the southern half of Surrey as well as the most easterly part of Hampshire. It gets its name from the Saxon word for Wood “ Die Wald” and it is a patchwork of many sorts of clays and sands, with widely differing drainage and chemistry. These provide niches for a variety of plants and butterflies that take advantage of the sheltered conditions these woods offer.
Plant Hunting in Papua New Guinea – Graham Pattison
Our speaker was lucky enough to be selected as the member of horticultural staff at Kew to join the Kew expedition to Papua New Guinea in 1975. Three of them spent six months exploring and collecting plants and herbarium specimens on the main land and on various of the islands, including being the first Europeans to visit one mountain in New Ireland. The illustrated talk will show some of the plants and sites visited.
Fittleworth House: Portrait of a Garden – Mark Saunders
An insight into this 3-acre garden with working walled kitchen garden growing a wide
Christmas Party at Dorking Bowls Club
An evening of fun and laughter with wine and party food plus a Christmas gift.
Around the World in 80 Gardens – Colin Jones
The 2 Hour A Week Allotment – Peter Almond
Club Coffee morning
AGM & speaker to be confirmed
After our AGM we will have refreshments. Speaker or quiz – tbc
Members and non-members are welcome at our Winter programme
Meetings (except December) – entrance £1 including refreshments.
Secretary: Sarah Oakley, 47 Leslie Road, Dorking, Surrey. Tel: 01306 886157
Membership Secretary: Margaret East, Churston, Bentsbrook Park, North Holmwood, Dorking,
Subscriptions: £7 single, £9 double, 50 junior. (enclose SAE for receipt).