Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex
This year's Events by Month - 2019

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JANUARY
2019

Harrow in LEAF

Committee Meeting

Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 7.00pm

At Harrow Civic Centre (t.b.d) or at our HQ Cabin on West Harrow Allotments (Large)




FEBRUARY
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Funny Features in the Garden - Speaker: Andrew Sankey

Monday 4th February, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

5 for visitors, FREE for Members

Learn everything you need to know about the history of the more unusual and surprising features used in gardens from the Romans through to the Victorians.

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

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

'Literary and Artistic Footprints of the Thames Valley' - Nick Brazil

Tuesday 12th February at 2.00pm

Talk - a journey up the Thames exploring some of the locations frequented by famous and notable artists and writers.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




MARCH
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

The Hardy Plant Society and its Conservation Scheme - Jan Vaughan, Chair Hardy Plant Society

Monday 4th March, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

5 for visitors, FREE for Members

Jan will talk about the work of the HPS and, in particular, its Conservation Scheme. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting and Cheese and Wine Social

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

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"National Trust Acquisitions and Restorations" - Mark Bradshaw

Tuesday 12th March at 2.00pm

Talk - A career with the Trust which spans almost 25 years looks at major multi-million pound projects, property acquisitions and uncovering forgotten gardens..

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




APRIL
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

The World Garden at Lullingstone - Jim Buttress

Monday 1st April, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

5 for visitors, FREE for Members

A renowned horticulturalist and author of 'The People's Gardener', Jim will share his knowledge of the World Garden, which combines plant heritage with cutting edge horticulture

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

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/

HARROW NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

An introduction to identifying Wild Flowers and the Use of Keys

Thursday 4th April from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Event - Workshop event at North Harrow Community Library led by Rosie Etheridge and Margaret Huitson and other participants.

At North Harrow Community Library, 429-433 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HN



HARROW NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Talk - The Headless River Crane

Thursday 8th April at 8.00pm

A talk about the Yeading Brook by Jo Crocker.

At the Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ, next to All Saints Church
Buses 340, H12, H18 and H19 stop nearby.

Entrance fee for visitors 2.00



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"The Lord Chancellor's Wallpaper". - Graham Goode

Thursday 11th April at 8.00pm

Talk - Behind the scenes of the Palace of Westminster and hear about the restoration of the Lord Chancellor's residence.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website



HARROW NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Morning Walk - Bentley Priory for spring woodland flowers.

Friday 12th April at 10.00pm

Joint meeting with other wildlife groups. Meeting at 10.00 am for about 1.5 mile walk, led by Simon Braidman 07503219664.

Note the meeting place is the Stanmore Common car park on Warren Lane .



SHAW TRUST ENTERPRISE CLAMP HILL

April Plant Sale 2019

Saturday 13th April from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Come and join us and pick up a bargain. Summer bedding, perennials, shrubs.
By shopping with us you are helping to support an enterprise which provides many opportunities for people facing disadvantage.

At The Nurseries, Clamp Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3JS

Enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a hot drink





Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 20th April, from 10.00a.m.- 1.00p.m.

The first of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
There will be a fine selection of quality plants grown by our members and offered at very reasonable prices. Expect to find many old favourites as well as some unusual varieties not available in garden centres. Our friendly sales people will be there to offer advice if needed. We look forward to seeing you.

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.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Event - Special Opening of Perivale Wood.

Saturday 20th April from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

We are invited to a special opening together with Ruislip and District and Hillingdon Natural History Societies. The gates will be open at 2 pm and the event will close at 5 pm.

This is an opportunity to walk around the reserve, have a tea/coffee and a chat.



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Trip to Keukenhof Tulip Festival

Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Thursday 25th April 2019

Eurostar to Amsterdam, one night in Amsterdam and a visit to the world famous flower festival. More details to be announced shortly

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



FROGLIFE.ORG

T.O.A.Ds on Allotments - Making Allotments Wildlife Friendly

Thursday 25th April from 10.00am to 12 noon

Froglife is providing an interactive workshop for allotment holders, offering advice on how to make urban allotments more attractive to wildlife. Suitable for all ages but children must be supervised by adults.

At Chandos Recreation Ground, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6BX

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MAY
2019

HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens" - Andrew Mikolajski

Tuesday 7th May at 8.00pm

Talk - looks at how gardens were designed in Shakespeare's time and the hidden meanings and unexpected uses of plants.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website



Seeds of Italy Ltd.

Coeliac Pizza Supper Club

Tuesday 7th May - evening event

Working with the Harrow Coeliac Society, we're very excited to be hosting this gluten free pizza evening. Come and join like minded people and enjoy some excellent safe Italian food.

Booking is essential as the bases are being made specially for us. Children 10.

Click here for prices and booking details and more info.

At Seeds of Italy Ltd, Unit D2 Phoenix Business Centre, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow,HA1 2SP

Limited car parking on site but more at the Civic Centre opposite Rosslyn Crescent.



Harrow in LEAF

Committee Meeting, AGM 2019 & Social with refreshments

Wednesday 8th May 2019 - Committee Meeting 6.30 to 7.30pm
AGM & Social 7.30pm

Members or potential new 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 2019-20 and have your say in the society's activities Enjoy some refreshments and a chat with other Harrow community minded people

At Harrow in LEAF HQ Cabin on West Harrow Allotments (Large) HA1 4HE,



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 11th May, from 10.00a.m.- 1.00p.m.

The second of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
There will be a fine selection of quality plants grown by our members and offered at very reasonable prices. Expect to find many old favourites as well as some unusual varieties not available in garden centres. Our friendly sales people will be there to offer advice if needed. We look forward to seeing you.

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.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Newton Park Horticultural Society

Plant Sale 2019

Sunday May 12th, from 10.30am - 12.30pm (2 hours)

The Newton Park allotment Trading Shop entrance is at 321 Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, HA2 9DX.

    


Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Auriculas - James Smallwood

Monday 13th May, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

5 for visitors, FREE for Members

James has been an enthusiastic grower of auriculas for over fifteen years. He will show us how to grow and care for these unusual plants

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

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Hardy Plant Society - Middlesex Group

Trip to Greys Court, Henley on Thames

Wednesday 15th May 2019

An opportunity to visit this 16th century National Trust House and Garden set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. We will see the magnificent 120 year old wisteria, hopefully at its best at this time of year, as well as a series of walled gardens set among mediaeval ruins.

Entrance to the House and Gardens is free for National Trust members. Entrance is 11.70 for non members or 10.40 for a Group of more than 15, if we have enough people.

The cost of the coach is 18. Pickups from Ruislip, Ickenham and Uxbridge and, if there is sufficient demand, from Hatch End.

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Harrow In LEAF

The BIG Annual Plant Sale 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019 from 11.00am to 1.00pm

As usual lots of tables with all kinds of plants, flowers, vegetables and more.
Teas & refreshments, renew your Annual Memberships

If you wish to sell plants then book a table, 7 if booked and paid for in advance or 8 on the day.

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

To be held at the Harrow in LEAF HQ on West Harrow Allotments (Large), HA1 4HE .




JUNE
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Water In The Garden - Tom Cole

Monday 3rd June, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

Tom's talk will cover water in the garden looking at traditional and contemporary usage, including maintenance

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019

Wednesday 5th June - Thursday 6th June 2019

Visit to the RHS show in the stunning surroundings of Chatsworth House, including an overnight stay in Bakewell. More details to be announced shortly

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Saturday 8th June, from 10.00a.m.- 1.00p.m.

The third of our three popular Public Plant Sales.
There will be a fine selection of quality plants grown by our members and offered at very reasonable prices. Expect to find many old favourites as well as some unusual varieties not available in garden centres. Our friendly sales people will be there to offer advice if needed. We look forward to seeing you.

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.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"Those Magnificent (Wo)men in their Flying Machines" - Beverley Harrison

Wednesday 19th June at 8.00pm

Talk - about women pilots during 2WW that the population at large is just beginning to appreciate fully.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website



Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Coach Trip to David Austin Roses, Wolverhampton

Thursday 20th June 2019

Day trip to the home of English Roses. Coach 21, entrance ticket and guided tour 19.50 or entrance, guided tour and lunch 30 - tea/coffee and cake included and all get a David Austin voucher. More details to be announced shortly

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/




JULY
2019

HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"What makes a word a word and how does it get into the dictionary?" - Susan Purcellis

Thursday 11th July at 8.00pm

Talk - this evening's talk is on the subject of the changing English language.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




AUGUST
2019

SEPTEMBER
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Acers and Improving Soil Condition - George Lockwood

Monday 2nd September, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

George is a passionate, organic garden who will explain the best conditions in which to grow acers

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



Newton Park Horticultural Society

Horticultural Show 2019

Saturday 7th September, open from 2.30pm for public viewing

At our usual venue of:
Roxeth Community Church,
Coles Crescent (off Rayners Lane)
Harrow, MIDDX.,
HA2 0TN

    


HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"The Jesus Hospital Charity in Barnet" - Simon Smith

Tuesday 10th September at 8.00pm

Talk - An alms-house that has existed for over three hundred years. The speaker will also look at the many other alms-houses in the UK and world.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website



Newton Park Horticultural Society

Middlesex Show 2019

Sunday 22nd September, open from 2.30pm for public viewing

At our usual venue of:
Perivale Community Centre
Horsenden Lane South
Perivale

    


Hardy Plant Society - Middlesex Group

Trip to Chartwell, Kent 2019

Wednesday 25th September 2019

A day's trip to Chartwell, the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill, now owned by the National Trust. Churchill drew his inspiration from Chartwell and the hillside gardens, lakes and kitchen garden reflect his love of nature and the landscape, whilst the rooms remain very much as they were.

Entrance to the House and Gardens is free for National Trust members. Entrance is 14.40 for non members to the whole property or 13 for a Group of more than 15, if we have enough people. Entrance to the garden and studio only is 7.20 or 6.50 for a Group.

The cost of the coach is 19. Pickups from Ruislip, Ickenham and Uxbridge and, if there is sufficient demand, from Hatch End.

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/




OCTOBER
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Roses and Peonies : A Marriage Made in Heaven - Val Bourne

Monday 7th October, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

Val is an award winning garden writer, organic gardener and Lecturer. Her talk will follow the history of peony breeding and their use as companion plants for roses

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

Annual General Meeting plus Photographic Competition voting.

Wednesday 16th October at 8.00pm

We will hold a short Annual General Meeting. After which we will enjoy a social period and vote for our preferred photographs in the Photographic Competition.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




NOVEMBER
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

On Top but Never in Control - Professor Timothy Walker

Monday 4th November, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

This is the story of the successes and failures of the making of Tim's wife's one fifth of an acre garden and shows what you can do on your own in a short space of time

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"The Trial of Lady Chatterley" - Andrew Baker

Tuesday 12th November at 2.00pm

Talk - which is going to be an interesting look at an infamous trial that many may have forgotten.

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




DECEMBER
2019

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group

Penstemons and Summer Sun Lovers - Julie Ritchie

Monday 2nd December, doors open 7.00pm, starts at 7.30pm

Julie is from Hoo House Nursery in Gloucestershire which offers over 900 varieties of alpines and perennials

For further details or to contact us please visit our website www.hpsmiddlesex.org.uk/



HARROW NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION

"Women can be interesting too". - Jacquie Russell

Tuesday 10th December at 2.00pm

Talk - Looks at the pretty amazing things women have done and why they deserve to be remembered too!

At Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AA

Further details on this and other events/outings on our Website




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