Roehampton Garden Society


A new venue for our AGM – 18th October

It’s the 18th October for our end of year round up and prize giving. This is a very social occasion, so please join us if you can.

A new venue for this year – Roehampton Cricket Clubhouse on Telegraph road, SW15 3TU.  Lots of car parking on site.

Welcome drinks and snacks from 6.30pm, the Meeting will start at 7pm followed by Prize Giving and Refreshments from 8pm.

We will also be electing a new committee to serve for the coming year and would welcome any nominations before Thurs 11 October.  Each candidate needs a proposer and a seconder. Please email to rgs.sw15@gmail.com


RHS Shows this Autumn- some free

RHS Wisley Flower Show 4-9 September 2018
Free to members   –    Find out more Wisley-Flower-Show

Harvest Festival Show 2-3 October 10am-5pm
Full of ideas for the autumn garden. Free admission. Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW – Find out more

The Urban Garden Show 26-28 October
See workshops, celebrate Halloween and pick up planting ideas for even the smallest of spaces…
Late evening Friday 26 October 2018, 5pm-10pm Admission £5.
Saturday 27 October, 11am-8pm and Sunday 28 October, 11am-6pm £5 for RHS Members, Public £8 in advance/£9 on day.
RHS Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW and RHS Lawrence Hall SW1P 2QD Find out more

 

 


Autumn Show 2018 – Schedule and Entry Form

The Autumn Show will take place on 8th September at 3.00pm in St. Margaret’s Church Hall, Putney Park Lane. We hope the sunshine has encouraged some good crops this year.

Autumn Show Schedule 2018
Autumn Show Entry form 2018
Rules for Competitions and Shows

We would welcome cakes and biscuits for the refreshment stall, preserves for the produce stall, along with cuttings and plants. Also tombola items, including any for children. Please do come along to support, enjoy the show and meet your fellow allotmenteers.
If you could volunteer to help on Saturday, or particularly to set up the hall on Friday evening (7th Sept) please email rgs.sw15@gmail.com or let Carol Martinez know.


A new reading group this summer

     An invitation to reading group sessions on nature
at the Pump House gallery in Battersea Park

The Reading Group is a free, informal group, open to all ages and we would be happy to see Roehampton Garden Society’s members join us as we discuss the natural and cultural state of our landscape. All reading material will be provided and it is not a requirement for participants to read the texts prior to the sessions.

Please find the links to more information about the upcoming three sessions below:

Reading Group: The idea of wilderness, 28 July 2018, 3 – 5pm

Reading Group: Plant colonialism and the emergence of new ecosystems, 25 August 2018, 3 – 5pm

Reading Group: The democratic landscape, 22 September 2018, 3 – 5pm

Pump House Gallery is managed by Enable Leisure & Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.


News from Putney Community Gardens

The gardening course: is back on this Sunday from 10am – 12 at Boyd Court (SW15 3DD) with Martin Cobley. This week (17th June) we’ll be looking at the composition of soil and maintaining healthy compost. If we have time we’ll be diagnosing our wormery and looking to nursing it back to health.

Watering: is needed! It’s getting hot and the beds could do with an extra watering every now and then. So if you’d like to help out, either at the beds or at the orchard or both, drop us a line and we can talk you and walk you through it. Some of the core gardeners will be away for some time over the summer so any extra hands on deck would be swell.

Youth workshops: On the 25th and 26th of June, together with Regenerate Youth Club, we’re running a couple of gardening sessions with young people from Putney Ark Academy in our community garden. If you’d like to volunteer to support these sessions, please do get in touch.

Sunday gardening: sessions are still on weekly from 10am-12. Meet us at the orchard on the corner of Carlslake Road and Tildesley Road.

Finally, look out for us in this month’s Homelife Magazine! Contact us at info@putneycommunitygardens.org


Summer Show 2018 – 16th June – Schedule and Entry Form

Mariangela’s best flowers

All grown in Roehampton!

It’s time for the RGS Summer Show – let’s hope the sunshine brings out some wonderful produce.

There are some interesting new categories – so please check out the schedule of exhibits and entry form below.

We look forward to seeing you on 16th June at St. Margaret’s Church Hall.

If you can help with:
  • transporting tables from the store on the Friday evening
  • general help on the day
  • baking a cake for the refreshments stall
  • donating items for the raffle or bottle tombola
  • donating surplus seedlings or produce
please contact Carol Martinez through rgs.sw15@gmail.com .
Summer Show entry form here and the Schedule for entries here

Please come along and support, see the entries, meet your fellow allotmenteers, have a cup of tea and home-made cake and relax and enjoy the afternoon. See you there!


Gardeners Question Time 22nd June

RHS specialists can help!

Come to our own Gardeners Question Time on Saturday 22nd June at Roehampton Cricket Club, Putney Heath. 6.45 for 7.30pm.

Discuss all areas of allotment gardening with our very knowledgeable experts:

Please email rgs.sw15@gmail.com to register interest as numbers are limited.

 


All about Hedgehogs – 22nd April 2018

Hedgehogs need our help. There are few left in central London, and our allotment sites could provide a safe haven.

A free talk by the London Wildlife Trust will tell you how to encourage hedgehogs in your allotment or garden.

Do come along – 22nd April, 1p.m. at the Store, Site 2. Please reserve your place by emailing brennalattimore@gmail.com or signing up in the store

Find out more about how to help London hedgehogs at http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/hedgehog-help