Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex

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JANUARY
2017

Harrow Natural History Society

Introduction to Mosses, by Rosemary Etheridge

Monday 9th January 2017

Blackwell Hall HA3 6DQ

Friends of Bentley Priory Nature Reserve

Friends Committee Meeting

Wednesday 13th January 2017, from 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Contact the committee if you would like to attend.
Venue to be confirmed.

The Orchard Project

Formative Pruning of Apple Trees followed by Wassail featuring The Bailey Sisters

Saturday 14th January 2017, 11.00am - 3.00pm

at the Lady Gilbert Orchard, Grim's Dyke Hotel, Old Redding, Harrow HA3 6SHE

For more information contact: stephanie@theorchardproject.org.uk

Harrow in LEAF

Committee Meeting

Wednesday 25th January - meeting starts at 7.00pm

Meeting to be held at 20 Radstock Avenue, HA3 SPE

Harrow Natural History Society

Walk - Stocker's Lake for birds and other wildlife.

Thursday 26th January 2017 at 1.30pm

Meet at 1.30 pm in the Rickmansworth Aquadrome car park.
Leader Brian Hunter 07754 499858


FEBRUARY
2017

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

AGM and Guest Speaker: Nigel Rowland - Plants for Shade

Monday 6th February, from 7.15pm - 10.00pm

£5 for visitors, members FREE

Tonight's best speaker is Nigel Rowland from Long Acre Plants, Somerset who specialise in unusual woodland plants and plants for shade, including Erythronium, Epicedium, hardy ferns, hardy geraniums, snowdrops, hellebores, viola odorata and Hepatica.

Field End Junior & Infant School, Field End Lane, Eastcote, HA4 9PQ

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/



Harrow Natural History Society

Talk - Wildlife photography and film making.
An illustrated talk by wildlife photographer Yusuf Aktar.

Monday 13th February 2017 at 8.00pm

Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ, next to All Saints Church

Harrow Council

Harrow Parks Forum

Wednesday 15th February 2017, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

at the Harrow Civic Centre

Harrow Natural History Society

Walk - Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve
near Welwyn Garden City.

Friday 17th February 2017 at 1.30pm

Park in cul-de-sac next to reserve entrance.
Meet at 1.30 pm (please let us know if you are going to be late so that we can let you into the reserve).
Leader Brian Hunter 07754 499858.

The Orchard Project

Pruning Veteran Apple Trees with Russell Miller

Saturday 28th February 2017, 11.00am - 4.00pm

at the Lady Gilbert Orchard, Grim's Dyke Hotel, Old Redding, Harrow HA3 6SHE

For more information contact: stephanie@theorchardproject.org.uk


MARCH
2017

The Orchard Project

Tree Grafting Workshop

venue and date To Be Confirmed

For more information contact: stephanie@theorchardproject.org.uk

Friends of Roxbourne Park

St Piran's Day Celebration

Sunday 5th March 2017

The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.
We shall have original Cornish Pasties and other delights for you in the Roxy on that Sunday.

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Guest Speaker: Andy McIndoe - 20th Anniversary, The Creative Shrub Garden

Monday 6th March from 7.15pm - 10.00pm

£5 for visitors, members FREE

Andy McIndoe was formerly with Hilliers and has 25 consecutive Chelsea Gold medals under his belt.
Andy will help us make best use of shrubs to create striking and long lasting effects.

Field End Junior & Infant School, Field End Lane, Eastcote, HA4 9PQ

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/



Harrow Natural History Society

Walk - A Moss walk in Pear Wood.

Saturday 11th March 2017

Meet at 10.00 am inside the gate in Wood Lane.
Leaders Rosemary Etheridge and Claire Abbott.
In the event of bad weather the event may be postponed.

Harrow Natural History Society

Talk - Rickmansworth Waterways Trust.
A talk by Mark Saxon from the Trust.

Monday 13th March 2017 at 8.00pm

Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ, next to All Saints Church

Harrow Natural History Society

Walk - Maple Lodge Nature Reserve.

Friday 17th March 2017

Meet at the entrance in Maple Lodge Close at 1.30 pm for an afternoon walk.
(Please let us know if you are going to be late so that we can let you into the reserve)
Car parking is available in the nearby social club car park.
Leader Brian Hunter 07754499858

Franchi Seeds of Italy 1783

PIZZA MAKING with Ursula Ferrigno, with tasters from our wood oven.

Saturday 18th March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

A talk and demonstration with tasters on 'Making Pizze and Sffinancione' - ideal if you love pizze or are considering buying a pizza oven. Ursula will be at the oldest family run seed company in the world making fresh dough and it will be fun and informative. We are so excited about this event which is bound to sell out quickly at only £10 per head! Come to be entertained. Book now.

At the Seeds Of Italy Demo Theatre, Unit D2 Phoenix Ind. Est, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, HA1 2SP

Book in advance via their website seedsofitaly.com

    


Harrow in LEAF

Committee Meeting

Wednesday 29th March - meeting starts at 7.00pm

Meeting location to be determined nearer the time


APRIL
2017

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Guest Speaker: Joe Sharman - Hellebores

Monday 3rd April, from 7.15pm - 10.00pm

£5 for visitors, members FREE

Joe Sharman is from Monksilver Nursery. He will show the species and the development of our modern garden hellebore hybrids.

Field End Junior & Infant School, Field End Lane, Eastcote, HA4 9PQ

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/

Hatch End Horticultural Society

Barry Newman "Preparing for Your Show - Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit"

Thursday 6th April, from 2.30pm

At the Guide HQ at the rear of the Grimsdyke Road Car Park, Hatch End HA5 4NQ.

Harrow Natural History Society

Talk - Dormice and other woodland Mammals
A talk by Jane Skelly and Rosemary Etheridge.

Monday 10th April 2017 at 8.00pm

Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ, next to All Saints Church





Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 15th April, from 10.00a.m.- 2.00p.m.

The First of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
Expect to find a varied collection of favourite and unusual plants grown by gardening enthusiasts, and offered at very reasonable prices. Advice, if required, will be offered by our friendly members.

The Public Plant Sales take place at The Community Hut, which is in St. Martin's Car Park at the southern end of St Martins Approach just before its junction with the B466 Eastcote Road, Ruislip.

A percentage of the sale price is donated to Group funds to further enhance our activities and promote a better understanding of hardy plants throughout the community.

The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/



Harrow Natural History Society

Talk - Dormice and other woodland Mammals
A talk by Jane Skelly and Rosemary Etheridge.

Monday 10th April 2017 at 8.00pm

Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ, next to All Saints Church



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Spring "Bug Hunt"

Sunday 23rd April 2017 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Harrow in LEAF/Franchi Seeds of Italy 1783

Harrow in LEAF Gardening Event at Franchi Seeds of Italy HQ

Saturday 22nd April, from 11.00am to 2.00pm

A special horticultural and foodie opportunity to find and buy everything from seeds to plants to ingredients. Come and buy plants grown in Harrow by members of Harrow in LEAF, get advice on allotments, buy local honey from local bee keepers and also the largest selection of seeds in Harrow at Franchi seeds warehouse just off Rosslyn Crescent.
You can buy fresh authentic Italian pizza made in our wood burning oven so come hungry!
There is no parking on the estate but the Civic Centre car park is just a few minutes' walk away or you can pay and display in Rosslyn Crescent, walk or come by tube.
We look forward to seeing you on the day. Bring your friends and family.

Seeds / Plants / Honey / Ingredients / Italian Pizza

No booking required - just turn up.

At the Seeds Of Italy Demo Theatre, Unit D2 Phoenix Ind. Est, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, HA1 2SP

Website: seedsofitaly.com

    



MAY
2017

Hatch End Horticultural Society

Wendy Price "Progress of a Country Garden"

Thursday 4th May, from 2.30pm

Entrance to each talk costs £2 for Members or £3 for non-members, inclusive of a free tea or coffee and biscuits. Doors normally open 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

At the Guide HQ at the rear of the Grimsdyke Road Car Park, Hatch End HA5 4NQ.

Honeybun Tenants' and Residents' Association

Honeybun Fete & Family Fun Day 2017

SATURDAY 6th May from 2pm to 5pm

Admission is FREE

We expect that as per last year, there'll be hot food (Sid's Pizzas), teas & coffees, a cake stall, book stall, a bouncy castle, various games such as 'Splat-the-rat', 'Human Fruit Machine', ' Hook-a-Duck, face painting, local music & dancing, a tombola, a fire engine with real, live, fire-fighters!.

Plus stalls from the Council's Resident Involvement and the recycling teams and the Met's Safer Neighbourhood officers.

......and various other bits and bobs as yet to be confirmed.

To be held half way along Lascelles Avenue, Harrow, along Springway towards Butler Road. There'll be plenty of signs around on the day.



Franchi Seeds of Italy 1783

'Umbria, Lombardia and Puglia in three dishes' with Christine Smallwood

Saturday 6th May at 10.30am

Cookbook author (books on Puglia, Lombardia and Abruzzo!) Christine Smallwood will be coming to Seeds of Italy for a talk and cooking demo covering 3 dishes and we'll be talking about the varieties from these regions and how to grow them too. Tasters a plenty and there will be a starter, a main and a dessert.

OFFER TO HARROW IN LEAF MEMBERS Entry Price of £5 per person (instead of £7.50)

Coffee on arrival

Members please call 0208 427 5020 if to reserve your space or email Paolo at ital.seeds@virgin.net
It is OK to turn up on the day too.

At the Seeds Of Italy Demo Theatre, Unit D2 Phoenix Ind. Est, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, HA1 2SP

Click here to read more at seedsofitaly.com

    


Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Spring "Tree Walk"

Sunday 7th May 2017 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Harrow In LEAF

Committee Meeting, AGM and Social with refreshments

Wednesday 10th May:
Committee Meeting 6.30 to 7.30pm
AGM & Social 7.30pm

Members, come and join us in the HQ hut to find out what's happening around the borough's allotments and green spaces
Help to elect the committee for 2017-18 and have your say in the society's activities
Enjoy some refreshments and a chat with other Harrow community minded people

Meeting to be held at Harrow In LEAF's green HQ , on West Harrow large allotments site, HA1 4HE



In aid of NSPCC

Summer Container Gardening at Harrow Wyvale Garden Centre

THURSDAY May 11th, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Join us for an evening of practical demonstrations and expert tips on how to make the most of your tubs and hanging baskets this summer.

To be held at Harrow Wyvale Garden Centre, Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA2 6NB

£10 tickets are available in store, includes wine and refreshments on arrival.

Tombola.

ALL PROCEEDS TO NSPCC



Harrow in LEAF

Annual Plant Sale 2017

SATURDAY May 13th, from 11am to 1pm

At Harrow in LEAF HQ, on West Harrow large allotments site, HA1 4HE

As always, there will be stalls selling a wide range of ornamental, vegetable and fruit plants at amazingly low prices. You will find familiar and unusual plants for your garden and allotment. If you have a few spare plants of your own, you can bring them along and donate them to Harrow in LEAF’s own stall, which raises money to help run the society. Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.

If you would like to sell your own plants, tables cost £8.00 on the day or £7.00 if booked and paid for in advance.

To book, for further information, or to offer your help on the day phone 020 8863 7558 or e-mail info@harrowinleaf.org.uk



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

"Kites and Bikes"

Sunday 14th May 2017 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 20th May, from 10.00a.m.- 2.00p.m.

The Second of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
Expect to find a varied collection of favourite and unusual plants grown by gardening enthusiasts, and offered at very reasonable prices. Advice, if required, will be offered by our friendly members.

The Public Plant Sales take place at The Community Hut, which is in St. Martin's Car Park at the southern end of St Martins Approach just before its junction with the B466 Eastcote Road, Ruislip.

A percentage of the sale price is donated to Group funds to further enhance our activities and promote a better understanding of hardy plants throughout the community.

The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/



Shaw Trust Horticultural Project

Charity Plant Sale Day

Saturday May 20th, from 10.00am to 4.30pm

At The Shaw Trust Horticultural Project, The Nurseries, Clamp Hill, Stanmore HA7 3JS

Bedding plants, perennials, vegetable plants and Nursery purchases.

Tea and home made cakes served from 11.00.



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Visit to Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

Thursday 25th May, from 9.00am return at 2.30pm

To include coach travel and a guided tour of the gardens when the national Collection of Irises should be at their best.
Cost £18.

To book a place on a garden visit, please contact John Barton (tel 07980 970 663) or Dick Wootten (07710 367 548).


JUNE
2017



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Harrow Concert Band

Sunday 4th June 2017 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 10th June, from 10.00a.m.- 2.00p.m.

The Third of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
Expect to find a varied collection of favourite and unusual plants grown by gardening enthusiasts, and offered at very reasonable prices. Advice, if required, will be offered by our friendly members.

The Public Plant Sales take place at The Community Hut, which is in St. Martin's Car Park at the southern end of St Martins Approach just before its junction with the B466 Eastcote Road, Ruislip.

A percentage of the sale price is donated to Group funds to further enhance our activities and promote a better understanding of hardy plants throughout the community.

The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hardy-plant-middlesex.org.uk/



Wiseworks

OPEN DAY 2017

Thursday 15th June from 11.00am to 2.30pm

Wiseworks offers programmes for residents of Harrow and surrounding areas who are experiencing and recovering from enduring mental health difficulties. Courses include Photography, Graphic Design, ICT, Horticulture and Woodwork.

At 74a, Marlborough Hill, Harrow, HA1 1TY

For further details please visit: the Friends of Wiseworks on Facebook:

Click here to go to Friends of Wiseworks Facebook page


Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Glen Trew Band & Harrow Community Gospel Choir

Sunday 18th June 2017 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Summer Show

Flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, photographic and children's classes.
Plants for sale.
Raffle, tea, cakes and auction of exhibits.

Saturday 24th June, from 2.00pm - 4.30pm

In Scout HQ, rear of Grimsdyke Road car park.


JULY
2017

Hatch End Horticultural Society

Coffee morning at Nitty's (470 Pinner Road, N Harrow).

See Nitty's garden in advance of it featuring in the National Open Garden Scheme in Sept.

Saturday 1st July, from 10.30pm to 12.30pm

Entrance £3 to include tea/coffee and cake.



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Afternoon Tea & Dog Show

Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Harrow in LEAF

SUMMER Barbeque

Saturday July 15th at 6.00pm

At Harrow in LEAF HQ, on West Harrow large allotments site, HA1 4HE

Small £7 charge for food. Bring your own drink(s) too!

Non-members, family and friends are welcome.

Contact Frances at hgoldingay@aol.comto let us know you are joining us.



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Asian/International Dance & Music

Sunday 16th July 2017 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Coach trip to visit RHS Wisley "One of the World's Great Gardens".

Saturday 18th July.



To include coach travel and entrance. Cost £20.

To book a place on a garden visit, please contact John Barton (tel 07980 970 663) or Dick Wootten (07710 367 548).


AUGUST
2017



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Jazz in the Park: Portabello Jazz Band

Sunday 6th August 2017 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Story Telling in the Park

Sunday 28th August 2017 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available




SEPTEMBER
2017



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Family Fun Day & Harrow Concert Band

Sunday 3rd September 2017 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Autumn Show Flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, domestic, photographic and children's classes.

Plants for sale. Raffle, tea, cakes and auction of exhibits.

Saturday 16th September, 2:00-4:30pm



In Scout HQ, Grimsdyke Road car park.



FRIENDS OF ROXBOURNE PARK

2nd Annual Family Fun and Fun Dog Show

Sunday 17th September 2017, from 1pm to 6pm

This year will be bigger and better with a stage set for regulars like Harish Chavda's Laughing Yoga, Baby Swing, Singers, musicians and dancing demonstrations. Not forgetting the Childrens Fun Fair, Best Fun Dog show and agility course in the whole of London.

Harrow In LEAF

Quiz Night 2017

Saturday 23rd September at 7pm for 7.30pm start - entry price per person includes Fish, Chicken or Veggieburger & Chip supper

Bring your own drinks, glasses, and ketchup etc.

To book (tables of 6 people) phone 020 8863 7558.

To be held at 4th Headstone Scout Hut, Northumberland Road, North Harrow HA2 7RA. It is beside the Yeading Brook, on the right hand side of the road, just past the turning to Suffolk Road when coming from the main road. There is little parking in this and neighbouring roads, but the Cambridge Road car park (access from Pinner Road) is not too far away and is free on Saturdays.



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Jazz in the Park: Bob Dwyer

Sunday 24th September 2017 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Coach trip to Chenies Manor and Gardens "A Beautiful Historic House"

Tuesday 26th September.



Exclusive visit to include guided tours of the house and gardens. Cost £22.50.

To book a place on a garden visit, please contact John Barton (tel 07980 970 663) or Dick Wootten (07710 367 548).


OCTOBER
2017

Hatch End Horticultural Society

Marcel Floyd "Climbers"

Thursday 5th October, at 8.00pm

Entrance to each talk costs £2 for Members or £3 for non-members, inclusive of a free tea or coffee and biscuits. Doors normally open 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

At the Free Church Hall at the junction of Rowlands Avenue and Uxbridge Road, Hatch End HA5 4DF.



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Autumn 'Tree Walk and Bug Hunt'

Sunday 15th October 2017 from 10.30am to 12.00pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Hatch End Horticultural Society

Quiz Supper

Saturday 28th October, 7.00pm for 7.15pm start

Cost £13 per person. Contact Maureen Wilson on 020 8428 6085 to book for the Quiz Supper.

At the Guide HQ at the rear of the Grimsdyke Road Car Park, Hatch End HA5 4NQ.


NOVEMBER
2017

Hatch End Horticultural Society

Paolo Arrigo "Italian Pesto - from Seed to Plate":

Thursday 2nd November, at 8.00pm

At the Free Church Hall at the junction of Rowlands Avenue and Uxbridge Road, Hatch End HA5 4DF.


DECEMBER
2017



Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Tree Dressing and Annual Meeting

Sunday 3rd December from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available



Franchi Seeds of Italy 1783

'The Italian Christmas' Open days 2017

21st to 23rd December

Our very popular Annual Christmas open days with Italian panettone, mulled wine (Vin Brule') and Christmas music in our new Seeds of Italy Italian Store. Hundreds will attend for the atmosphere, to visit us personally and get first-hand expert advice, plus pick up Christmas presents, signed copies of the Seeds of Italy Cookbook, our Italian soaps and artisan food products (especially products for the Christmas table as well as stocking fillers).

Plus you will receive a warm Italian welcome - we'd love to meet you......

No booking required - just turn up.

At the Seeds Of Italy Demo Theatre, Unit D2 Phoenix Ind. Est, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, HA1 2SP

Website: seedsofitaly.com

    


Harrow Recreation Ground User Association

Story Telling in the Park

Sunday 28th December from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Entrance free, refreshments available




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