All About Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate
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|Vice-chair and secretary||Sheila Jemmet 01580 200 647|
|Treasurer||Hazel Hemsley 01892 782 719|
|Show secretary||Kathrine Lynn 01580 200 503.|
|Committee members||Linda Moody Ann Allcock|
in the Ticehurst Village Hall at 19:30
Annual membership is £6 (half price for under 18) and non-members can attend meetings for £1
|JANUARY 2nd 2013||Social Evening & Bodiam Castle||Geoff Hutchinson|
|FEBRUARY 6th||Auriculas||Colin Humphrey|
|MARCH 6th||Hop Picking in Kent||Chris Stewart|
|Saturday MARCH 30th||SPRING FLOWER SHOW||Ticehurst Village Hall from 2:30pm|
|APRIL 3rd||The NAFAS Road to Chelsea||Sue Shaw|
|MAY 1st||Interesting Plants Choices for the Border||Ylva Blid MacKenzie|
MORRIS CUP COMPETITION An arrangement of Flowers (not to exceed 24” overall)
|Saturday MAY 4th||PLANT SALE||Ticehurst Village Square from 9am|
|JUNE||Garden Visit – to be announced|
|JULY 3rd||Preparing for Chelsea||Roger Platts|
|Saturday JULY 14th||SUMMER FLOWER SHOW||Ticehurst Village Hall from 2:30 pm|
|AUGUST||Garden Visit – to be announced|
|SEPTEMBER 4th||Geums and the NGS||Sue Martin|
DAHLIA CUP COMPETITION Three Dahlias
|OCTOBER 2nd||Fruit Growing in Wealden Gardens||Tom Maynard|
CHRYSANTHEMUM CUP COMPETITION Three Chrysanthemums
|Saturday OCTOBER 5th||PLANT SALE||Ticehurst Village Square from 9am|
|NOVEMBER 7th||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Followed by
Gardeners' Question Time
|DECEMBER 4th||The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll||Colin Usher|
COMPETITIONS take place at each meeting
MARKET CUP - Members are invited to bring to each monthly meeting:-
Points will be awarded as follows:-
Each entry 1 point, plus 1st: 5 points; 2nd: 3 points; 3rd: 1 point. The Cup will be presented at the AGM to the member with the highest number of points for the year.
MORRIS CUP - Awarded for the best Flower Arrangement at the May Meeting.
DAHLIA and CHRYSANTHEMUM CUPS - Held respectively at the meetings in September and October.
SURPLUS PLANTS – Members are invited to bring to meetings plants they do not require for sale or donation to Association Funds.
DISCOUNTS – Some local Garden Centres and Nurseries will offer varying discounts on repairs and purchases to a holder of a current membership card of the Ticehurst Gardeners’ Association.
Spring Show 2012
Summer Show 2011
Spring Show 2011
January 2011 Meeting
Chairman, Mick Lynn, and guest/friend, Geoff Doel, entertained members of the Association with tales, music and poems about The Green Man at the first meeting of the New Year.
Spring & Summer Shows
October 6 meeting
March meeting: Gary Firth and Growing Orchids [l: with a CYMBIDIUM orchid r:with a MOTH ORCHID - PHALAENOPSIS}
February meeting: The Association's chairman. Mike Lynn. had to step in when the intended speaker cancelled. Fortunately Mike is an excellent Beekeeper and regular speaks to similar organisations and was able to give an interesting illustrated talk and demonstrate his clothing and equipment. he also brought along examples of his honey and wax candles
Links: Royal Horticultural Society and ESCC Conservation & wildlife.
Also there are free refreshments, two shows, and two garden visits per year.
On Wednesday 8th April 2009 Tom Hart-Dyke came to talk to Ticehurst Gardeners in Ticehurst Village Hall. There were nearly 100 members and guests gathered to hear him talk about ‘A Modern Day Plant Hunter’. We heard how he was inspired by ‘Granny’ and orchids. He planned a two-year trip to SE Asia and Australasia to see orchids in their natural surroundings. Coming home via San Francisco, in order to see the giant redwoods in Yosemite National Park, he decided to travel south down the west coast of America and on into Central Southern America. Here he and his travelling companion were captured and held hostage for nine months before being released. It was during his time in captivity that he conceived the idea of the World Garden. On return to the UK he set about realising his idea in the walled garden of his home at Lullingstone Castle. In the years since his return the World Garden has blossomed with plants grown from the seeds he collected on his travels and those bought for specific ‘countries’. Many of the plants have proved surprisingly hardy, although the snow and severe cold this winter took its toll. All this was delivered at break-neck speed – he condensed ten years of his life into about an hour - and was accompanied by slides of plants whose seeds he had collected. He had also brought several exotic plants with him which we were encouraged to examine and stroke. A thoroughly enjoyable evening
Ken Turner at the February 2009 meeting
Our secretary, Sheila Jemmett, helping the entertainer/juggler at our Christmas/New Year party
Geoff Hutchinson entertains members in the Village Hall 2008 [Michael Flegg photos]
Spring Show 2008 [photo Michael Flegg]