Tim will talk to garden clubs, horticultural societies, WI etc on a number of horticultural topics, which include;  Plants of Seasonal Interest, Winter Gardening, Gardens of New Zealand, Garden Design, cuttings – depending on available plant material (at the nursery because of the mess!).  He is booked for 2017 and will take bookings for 2018 from July 2017.

Tim will also host visits from clubs – because of the weather and day length, these need to be arranged to take place in the summer.

If your club would like a mention here, send an email with your details.
Galleywood Horticultural Society
Meet at the Keene Hall, Galleywood at 8pm
Braintree Organic Gardening Club
Meet at The Braintree Community Centre, Bocking End, Braintree  CM7 9AH  at 8pm unless other time given
£10/ year membership and £2.00 per meeting, includes tea/coffee and cake, visitors £4.00, first meeting free

North Romford Fuchsia Society

We meet on the first Friday of each month at The Catholic Social Club, Lowshoe Lane,
Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2AP.

Our first meeting of the year is held in February when we hold an optional beginners class starting at 7.15pm. Here you can learn the basics of growing. This session provides all beginners or novices with the advice and guidance they need to ensure they enjoy their fuchsias. This class normally ceases with the June meeting.
The full meeting begins at 8pm when we usually have an expert speaker to entertain us. Mainly on the subject of fuchsias, providing many hints and tips on how to grow well, interspersed throughout the year we also have speakers on a variety of different subjects, so our meetings are always a bit lively!
Our shop with pots, baskets fertilizers, perlite etc… All very competitively priced!

We aim to visit a nursery in the Spring for members to purchase plants.

Each year all members are given a free fuchsia cutting and asked to bring them back later in the Season to be judged.

Above all we are a welcoming friendly society, happy to help with a wealth of experienced fuchsia growers, who are keen to pass on their knowledge to old and new members alike.

We are always looking for new members to join, both beginners and experts are equally welcome.

Why not come along to one of our Friday nights as a guest, you are most welcome!


Upminster and District Horticultural Society
Lectures are held in the New Windmill Hall, St. Mary’s Lane, Upminster from 7.15 for 7.45pm.
Membership fee per annum – single £2.00, couple £3.00
Postal membership per annum – single £3.00, couple £4.00
2017-18 Programme
10th October – Charity Evening: Horticulture at Corbets Tey School – Sarah Young & Daffodills – Reg Nicholl
14th November – Say it with Poison – Russell Bowes
12th December – Growing Organic Vegetables – Brian Carline
9th January – AGM and Growing for the Flower Arranger all the year round – Maike Windhorst
13th March – History of the NGS and Essex Open Gardens – Linda and Neil Holdaway
10th April – 28 to 360 acres: the delights and possibilities of RHS Garden Hyde Hall – Rob Brett, Curator
8th May – Bulbs for all Seasons – Steven Bradley and Plant Sale
There is also a programme of outings for members
For further information contact – membership secretary 01708 228793
Greenfingers Gardening Club, Marlborough Gardens, Cranham is a small friendly club which meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. (No meeting in January and August). Horticultural talks, plant sales, outings etc. Newcomers most welcome. Phone Sheila for infomation 01708 228752
2017 Programme
06 February: Gardening for Health – Nick Dobson
06 March: Gardeners’ Question Time – Jim Buttress
03 April: Pelargoniums – Brian Carline
08 May: Valentines Park – Simon Litt
05 June: Summer Plants – Peter Railton
03 July: Plant Swap Evening
04 September: Dazzling Dahlias – Nick Dobson
02 October: Bulbs – Karen Bennett
06 November: Propagation/Compost – Bob Clark
04 December: Christmas Social Evening
Please follow the links for details


Gardening Friends meet on the second Tuesday each month at The Salvation Army Centre, Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill, RM3 9PP at 7.30 pm. For details call Richard or Suzi 01708 701096.
Next meetings;


Green-Fingers meet on the last Monday each month at The Heathlands Centre, The Heathway, Dagenham, Essex at 7.30 pm.  For details call Peter or Kathy 0208 595 6768

Next meetings;

30th January 2017 – Brian Carline: Tripe & Trotters – Amusing Memories of Growing Up in the 40′s and 50′s

27th February 2017 – Jim Buttress: Greenwich Park & Much More

27th March 2017 – Simon White from Peter Beales Roses – Plants for Sale

24th April 2017 – Tim Carter from Long House Plants – Plants for Sale

22nd May 2017 – Nick Dobson: Dazzling Dahlias

26th June 2017 – An Evening with Dave: the Tricks of Growing Wonderful Fuchsias

31st July 2017 – An evening sharing plants and ideas

21st August 2017 – Our Annual Fuchsia Competition

25th September 2017 – An Evening with Steve Bradley, Broadcaster & Writer

30th October 2017 – Alexander Hunt: Potash Farm, Kent. All Things Nutty or Nuts

27th November 2017 – Christmas goodies and 2018 programme


Guild of Brentwood Gardeners
Meetings held at St Georges Church, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, commencing at 7.45pm – third Friday each month
Shotgate Garden Club
Meet on the third Wednesday of each month at The Community Hall, Bruce Grove, Shotgate, 8pm – 10pm Entry £2 including refreshments, non members £3. New members very welcome.  For Any Info Phone Carol 01268 571249 or Brenda 01268 472163.


Whittingham Roots & Shoots Gardening Club
The club meets on the first Friday of the Month (except for April when the club meets on 10th April) between 8 and 10 pm at Unity Hall, 144 Bramley Close E17 6EG. No parking restrictions, the W15 bus stops nearby.  Membership is £8 pa, with a £2 entry fee for members and £3 for non members, refreshments included. Your first visit is FREE.

The club offers interesting Speakers talking about a variety of gardening topics & related subjects, including Wildlife & Nature. We also hold demonstrations & offer horticulture advice, issue a monthly Newsletter and offer Outings.
If you have any questions please email whittingham.gardenclub@yahoo.co.uk or visit: www.whittinghamgardeningclub.blogspot.com