EHA organises 3 flower and produce shows a year and visitors to the shows can see the displays of flowers, pot plants, fruit, vegetables, cookery, craft and design, photography and wonderful floral art creations.
Details of the classes are given in our Handbook for 2018/2019. Click here to view the handbook in PDF format.
There are refreshments with home made cakes available and stalls selling plants/bulbs, gardening sundries, floral art accessories, greetings cards, a raffle, and competitions that children can enter.
|Spring Show||7th April||30th March|
|Summer Show||30th June||29th June|
|Autumn Show||22nd September||21st September|
Talks are planned for the following dates:
|Tues 13th March||After the AGM, which starts at 7:30, Paul Patton will speak about “Growing for the Kitchen”|
|Tuesday 10th April||Ian Clemens on “Buckets of Colour”|
|Tues 8th May||Claire Brown on "Colour in the Garden All Year Round"|
|Tues 11th September||
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Asia: species discovery, description and conservation by Dr Timothy Utteridge, Head of Identification & Naming at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He will discuss the historic botanical exploration and research that established Kew as one of the world’s pre-eminent botanic gardens, and outline the current Kew science, especially species discovery and conservation programmes.
|Tues 9th October||My years as Head Gardener at Little Mynthurst Farm by Mark Dobell. A light hearted inside story from a Head Gardener sharing his joys and pitfalls of running this private estate garden for 21 years, before setting up his own business working on several estate gardens and various smaller gardens.|
|Tues 13th November||Flowers for Christmas by Sheila Stracy. A floral art demonstration showing us ideas with flower arrangements to decorate our homes for the festive season.|
All talks are held at Bourne Hall, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF at 8.00pm
Entrance fee - members £3.00 / visitors £4.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits and a raffle.
If you have ideas for subjects for the talks, please let us know at Talks@ewellhortassn.co.uk
A number of day trips will be organised in 2018. Watch this space and the newsletters for details.
This trip is now fully booked.
For information the details are:
4 days, 3 nights from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 2018.
£290 per person, single supplement £90 (all twin/double rooms). Optional insurance £22.40 per person. £50 deposit per person payable by 15 January 2018, balance by 31 March 2018. Entrance to all gardens will be about £28, payable with the balance.
Accommodation: 3 nights bed, breakfast and dinner at the Celtic Royal, Caernarfon, close to the castle. All rooms en-suite with tea/coffee facilities. Pool and spa.
Day 1 Tuesday: Coach travel from 4 local pick-ups. Lunch stop to be arranged. Visit to Dibleys Nursery, Ruthin. Well known for its streptocarpus and other house-plants, Dibleys also has a 10 acre arboretum to explore.
Day 2 Wednesday Morning: Sunningdale Garden, Anglesey. A private seaside garden. Headland has cliffs, steps, wild flowers and seating and spectacular views. Front garden has raised pond and the back garden is cottage style.
Afternoon: Gwyndy Bach, Anglesey. ¾ acre artist's garden, romantically planted in informal rooms with interesting rare plants and shrubs, box and yew topiary and Japanese garden.
Day 3 Thursday Morning: Free time in Caernarfon: the castle and harbour are only a few minutes away and we can have an early lunch here.
Afternoon: Plas Cadnant, near Menai Bridge. Three different gardens have been discovered here and are being restored including an unusual walled garden with curving walls and pool, a secret valley garden with waterfalls and river, and woodland garden with the remains of a 19c. folly.
Crug Farm Plants, Caernarfon. This nursery is famed for its exotic plants, many brought back by its owners on their annual plant-hunting trips. Enormous range of unusual plants available.
Day 4 Friday: Dorothy Clive Gardens, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Within this 12 acre site, a hillside garden includes woodland, a quarry with waterfall, an alpine scree and pool, and collections of plants including rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.