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, Root cuttings (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
28 January 2016 – Margaret Clay, Planting for Pollinators
25 February 2016 – Tim Carter, Long House Plants
24 March 2016 – Geoff Hodge, The Life and Times of a Gardening Editor
28th April – Andrew Hellman from RHS Hyde Hall, A Journey of Missouri Native Plants to RHS Hyde Hall
26th May – David Thomson of Hatfield Peverel Flower Club, Flower Arranging Demonstration
30th June – Elgan Adlard, Parks Volunteer Leader and Lyn McLay-Kidd, Landscape Design & Technical Officer, Chelmsford City Council, Chelmsford City Council’s Horticultural and Volunteering Projects
9th July – Summer Show
11th August – Tasting Evening
22nd September – Roger Hance, Wildflowers of the British Isles
27th October – Charity Evening with Peter Seabrook
24th November – AGM
08th December – Christmas Social
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
22.08.15 – Guided tour or biodynamic Lauriston Farm, 10.30am
08.09.15 – Tim Carter, Plants of Seasonal Interest
13.10.15 – Andrew Sankey – Companion Planting
10.11.15 – Mark D’Roy – Lavender Farm in Essex
08.12.15 – Christmas dinner, 7.00pm
12.01.16 – John Taylor on weeds – Our Bane or Bedfellows
09.02.16 – Mark Wood – Butterflies
08.03.16 – AGM, quiz, tips and advice
12.04.16 – Brian Carline on Soil, Sweat and Tears
30.04.16 – Coppice Designs, 6.00pm
14.05.16 – Market Stall
21.05.16 – Guided tour of Marks Hall, 2pm
June – members gardens
12.07.16 – Cants Rose Centre, 7pm
August – TBC
13.09.16 – TBC
11.10.16 – Michael Abel on Biological and non chemical control of pests
08.11.16 – TBC
13.12.16 – Christmas dinner, 7pm

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
2016/17 Programme
08th March – Garden History & Follies – Caroline Holmes
12th April Plants for difficult Places – Tim Carter
10th May A Gardener’s Year – Harry Brickwood & members’ Plant Sale
11th October EWT Charity Evening The Ingrebourne Valley One Year On
08th November Starting with Aplines – Mike Sullivan
13th December Soft Fruit – Michael Abel
10th January  AGM, Langtons Gardens History & Restoration – Nigel Oxley
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 Jan and Aug). Horticultural talks, plant sales, outings etc. Newcomers most welcome. Phone Sheila for info 01708 228752
Coach outing to Hastings and Merriments Gareden Saturday 25th June 2016, £26.00 includes coach and entry to garden.
Pick up at -
9.00am Stewarts Avenue, Upminster
9.10am Station Approach near car park
9.20am Cranham bu Crane pub
Spaces available (on 05.04.16) call Chris 01708 224041 or Sheila 01708 228752
Programme for 2016
1st Feb. Jim Buttress talks about Greenwich Park.
7th Mar. Bedfords Park by Lois Amos
4th Apr. Tim from Longhouse Plants visits with plants for sale plus lots of information.
9th May. Nick Dobson demonstrates Fuchsias in the Spring and has plants for sale.
6th June. All about Bressingham by Bill Butcher.
4th July. Plant Swap Evening plus info.
5th Sept. Roses. A talk by Anne Luder
3rd Oct. Rockeries by Brian Clark
7th Nov. Cornish Treasures. A talk by Robin Carsberg on Eden & Heligan
5th Dec. 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;
12th January 2016 – Peter Railton
09th February 2016 – Brian Carling.  Soil, Sweat and Tears
08th March 2016 – Steve Bradley from Radio Kent.  Patio Growing and getting the Best from Containers
12th April 2016 – Simon White from Peter Beales Nursery – Bulbs including plant sale
10th May 2016 – Nick Dobson. Dazzling Dahlias
14th June 2016 – Bill Butcher.  Garden People, Places and Poisons
12th July 2016 Maike Winhorst.  Growing Flowers all Year Round for Arrangements
09th August Robin Carlsberg.  ‘Eden Project’ and ‘West Garden of Heligan’.  Please return your Fuchsia for judging
13th September 2016 – Tim Carter, Long House Plants – Plant Sale
11th October 2016 – Melanie Colins from Mickfield Hostas – Plant Sale
08th November 2016 – Club Social Evening with refreshments – preview of 2017 programme
13th December 2016 – Carols with Phil Goldsmith


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;

25th January 2016 – Brian Carline: Soil, Sweat and Tears

29th February 2016 – Bill Butcher: Broadcaster and Former Head Gardener at Bressingham

21st March 2016 – Lois Amos, Head Gardener, Bedfords Park: The Garden in the Park

25th April 2016 – An evening with Dave: It’s Fuchsia Time

23rd May 2016 – Keith and Christine Hart, National Collection of Cannas.  Plant sale of Cannas

29th June 2016 – Plant Sale with Matthews Plants

25th July 2016 – An evening sharing plants and ideas

22nd August 2016 – Fuchsia Competition Judged by Brian Carline

26th September 2016 – Tim Carter, Long House Plants.  Plant Sale

31st October 2016 – Anne Luders: A Taste of Capel Manor

28th November 2016 – Christmas goodies and 2017 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.

April’s Speaker is Kathy Lancaster talking about London’s Parks and Gardens.
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