Past meetings

Where there is a report or photographs from an event, these are linked in the list.
Please see the current calendar at ‘Programme of Events’.

2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

2021

Meetings between March 2020 and August 2021 were affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and repeated lockdowns, which led to cancellations, changes of programme, and everyone getting used to virtual meetings on Zoom!

18 January
Exotic Plants‘, a talk by Graham Blunt (on Zoom)

15 February
Beth Chatto, a life with plants‘ with author Dr. Catherine Horwood (on Zoom)

15 March
Elephants in the Garden‘, a talk by Dr David Marsh (on Zoom)

19 April
Create a garden for all seasons‘, a talk by Adam Pasco (on Zoom)

17 May
Local Nature‘, a talk from naturalist Joe Beale (on Zoom) about the changing management of the local area

21 June
Greenwich Park and COVID-19‘, a talk from Graham Dear (on Zoom)

9 July
Roof Gardens‘, a talk by Dusty Gedge (on Zoom)

6 August
Members Evening: Question Time with Joe Woodcock in the Charlton House walled gardens

20 September
Members Autumn Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Display

18 October
Murder most Florid‘, a talk on forensic botany by Dr Mark Spencer

15 November
‘CABAHS in the past’, an entertaining trawl through some of the lesser-known moments of the history of the Society (including Chelsea medals!), from old newsletters. A social event with mince pies and wine/refreshments.


2020

Meetings between March 2020 and August 2021 were affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and repeated lockdowns, which led to cancellations, changes of programme, and everyone getting used to virtual meetings on Zoom!

20 January
‘Gales, Greenhouses and Global Warming’, a talk by Ian Currie

17 February
Our 70th Annual General Meeting + Bring and Buy sale

16 March
Dig for Victory‘ , a talk by Russell Bowes

20 April
Spring Flower Display: online photo competition (with JustGiving donations in aid of the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice)

18 May
Meeting cancelled. Members sent in photos of ‘Brave Plants

15 June
Meeting cancelled.
Video of OPG made for the virtual Hospice Open Gardens

20 July
Virtual Summer Show online

17 August
Our first Zoom meeting, a test and chat session

21 September
Autumn Show cancelled, but the Potato Competition took place online

19 October
‘Birds in the Garden’, a talk by Julia Larsson (on Zoom)

16 November
‘A history of women in the garden’, a talk by Dr Twigs Way (on Zoom)


2019

21 January
‘Gardens of early modern London’, a talk by Dr David Marsh

18 February
Annual General Meeting, also Bring and Buy sale

18 March
‘Greenwich Park’, a talk by Jim Buttress

15 April
Spring Flower Display

20 May
‘Container Gardening’, a talk by Iain Pentney

17 June
‘The Plant Hunters’, a talk by Stephen Harmer

15 July
Gardeners’ Question Time

19 August
‘Growing plants for Chelsea’, a talk by Simon Sutcliffe

16 September
Autumn Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Display

21 October
‘Planting Spring bulbs’, a talk by Anne Barnard of Rose Cottage Plants

18 November
365 days of Colour‘, a talk by Nick Bailey


2018

19 February
AGM and Bring & Buy

19 March
Flower Villages of Alsace & Lorraine, a talk by Chris Stewart

16 April
Spring Flower Display

21 May
The Roof Garden at Greenwich University, a talk by Dr Kotzen

18 June
‘The apiaries at Oxleas Wood & the bees who live there’, a talk by John Large

16 July
Gardeners Question Time

20 August
‘Cactus & succulents for beginners’, a talk by Dr John Hughes

17 September
Autumn Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Display

15 October
‘A visit to Monet’s garden’, a talk by Dr John Hughes

19 November
‘Ferns for your garden’, a talk by Jude Lawton