Programme of events

2023

CABAHS meetings are held on the third Monday in the month, except December. Meetings start at 7.30pm.
NOTE THAT: Venue for Jan-Mar 2023 is St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8EN (Map). Less than a mile from Charlton House, on the 380 bus route and street parking has no restrictions. We return to our usual venue at Charlton House in April when it reopens.

NEXT MEETING: Annual General Meeting followed by Talk
at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8EN

Monday
20 February
at 7.30pm

In addition to the election of officers and presentation of the Annual Report for the AGM, Ruth Cornett will give us a short presentation on her passion for roses, many of which members will have seen on their visits to her garden as part of the NGS open gardens scheme.
Members can renew their membership at this meeting.

Forthcoming Meetings:

Monday 20 March 2023
Gardening and well being
at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8EN

Monday
20 March
at 7.30pm

Alison Marsden  specialises in Gardening for Wellbeing and runs social and therapeutic horticulture sessions for groups including residents in care homes, hospice day therapy and Dementia Cafés. She combines horticultural science with practical experience to explain the Why as well as the How of gardening.
https://gardeningbydesign.co.uk

Monday 17 April 2023
Spring Flower Show

Class 9 Tea Cup floral display

Monday
17 April
at 7.30pm

This is an opportunity for new members and old to enter our annual spring flower show. We emphasise that this is far less competitive than the traditional horticultural shows and more of an opportunity to engage with what others have grown! Norma Leslie, an experienced local horticultural judge, will be judging entries for us.

Monday 15 May 2023
Tresco Abbey gardens

Monday
15 May
at 7.30pm

John Hughes, an old favourite of CABAHS members, returns to us to talk about the gardens at Tresco Abbey.

Monday 19 June 2023
Success with Seeds

Monday
19 June
at 7.30pm

Copton Ash Garden has been featured extensively in magazines and gardening journals. Tim Ingram and his wife are the current owners and are members of the Plant Fairs Roadshow. Tim has been a member of the Alpine Garden Society most of his gardening life and is also a keen member of the local Kent Group of the Hardy Plant Society. Loving the excitement of growing from seed and the chance to grow something new, Tim has learnt when and how to germinate a broad spectrum of plants. He can explain the natural patterns different plants use to perpetuate and give insight in how and when to sow different seed.

Monday 17 July 2023
Jungle planting

Monday
17 July
at 7.30pm

On Philip Oostenbrinks Instagram he calls himself  mr.plantaholic.
He is Head Gardener at Walmer Castle and has taught horticulture in the Netherlands.  He opens his own garden once a year to raise money for charity. Plants have been a passion since early childhood and he currently holds four National Plant Collections.

Monday 21 August 2023
Gardener’s Question Time

Monday
21 August
at 7.30pm

This annual event will once again include on its panel the ever popular Joe Woodcock. Members will be invited to submit questions for the panel to answer prior to the event, which we will make into a social occasion offering assorted refreshments.

Monday 18 September 2023
Autumn Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Display

The audience for the Autumn Show

Monday
18 September
at 7.30pm

Like our Spring Flower Show this is an opportunity for new members and old to enter an informal competition. We emphasise that this is far less competitive than the traditional horticultural shows and more of an opportunity to engage with what others have grown!

Monday 16 October 2023
The Middle Sized Garden

Monday
16 October
at 7.30pm

Alexandra Campbell describes herself as a blogger, YouTuber, author and journalist and has worked on women’s magazines for most of her career (She, Harpers & Queen, Good Housekeeping).  She now blogs at The Middlesized Garden blog (ranked in the top 10 UK gardening blogs) which covers garden design, middle-sized private gardens, expert interviews and tips.

Monday 20 November 2023
Sex, Lies and Putrefaction

Monday
20 November
at 7.30pm

Timothy Walker has had an extensive career in horticulture and has also lectured in Plant Sciences at Somerville College, Oxford, and  now holds similar positions at Pembroke College and Hertford College. In 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London. More recently he will be better known to members as the presenter of the BBC4 series, Botany: A Blooming History. http://www.timothywalker.org.uk/about-me/

Past Events:

Monday 16 January 2023: Anne Barnard from Rose Cottage Plants gave a talk about “Perennials in the garden” at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8EN

Previous programmes, 2022 and before