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Out and About

This is a list of other local horticultural-type events which may be of interest. If you wish to include your event on this page, please use the Contact Us form. This information has been given by the organisers or taken from their publications or websites. We recommend that you check with the organisers to confirm the details of the events. We are not responsible for external links.

DAILY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF WAKEHURST
Concentrating on the ornamental gardens close to the Elizabethan Mansion, looking at plants of seasonal interest as well as explaining some of the history of the house and gardens. They will also talk about RBG Kew’s conservation work being undertaken by the science and horticultural teams across the Millennium Seed Bank, nursery and landscape.

 

11.30am every day (subject to availability) Tours last approximately one hour. Tours start at the Guide meeting point at the crossroads near the Visitor Centre and run on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no need to book. Info: www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/daily-guided-walking-tour Tel: 01444 894066

Saturday 2nd March: Plant Heritage: talk by Jamie Harris, Head Gardener of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, on the gardens of the Loder family restored. 2pm at Haywards Heath Town Hall, Boltro Road, RH16 1BA. Visitors welcome, £5.

Wednesday 6th March: Burgess Hill Flower Club: “Curls and Swirls.” A floral arrangement demonstration by Angela Woodley, in Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill, RH15 8DX. 2pm start, finish about 4pm. Visitors £8 includes refreshments. Further information from Judith 01444 871886.

Thursday 7th March: Burgess Hill u3a: AGM in Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill, doors open at 11.30am, then a speaker on Sussex Inn Signs.

Friday 8th March: Burgess Hill Heritage and History Association: Historic Sussex Events told through folk music. Peter Freer Ash takes us through songs of murder, disasters and more. 8pm in Cyprus Hall.

Monday 11th March: Hassocks Field Society: a talk by Sarah Oldridge on Marianne North, a remarkable Victorian flower painter. 7.45pm in Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Visitors welcome.

Wednesday 13th March: Lindfield Horticultural Society: 7.30pm in King Edward Hall, Lindfield. A talk by Geoff Stonebanks entitled “From City Courtyard to Seaside Sanctuary.” Geoff’s seaside garden is open to the public via the NGS scheme.

Thursday 21st March: Haywards Heath Horticultural Society: at St. Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall, Haywards Heath.7.45pm. Tom Coward talks about his life as Head Gardener at Gravetye Manor.

Monday 25th March: Hassocks Field Society: a talk by Ray Hale on Birds of Paradise, in Adastra Hall, Hassocks, 7.45pm. Visitors welcome.

Wednesday 27th March: Ansty Garden Club: Alex New gives a presentation on The Past and Present of Highdown Gardens. 7.45pm in the Ansty Village Centre. Visitors £2.50.

Wednesday 3rd April: Burgess Hill Flower Club: “Spring in a Basket.” A workshop by Barbara Hay. This is an opportunity for members & visitors to create their own spring flower basket. Bring your own basket (lined or with a container) along with your flowers & foliage. Meeting takes place in Cyprus Hall, RH15 8DX. 2pm to 4pm. Visitors £8 includes refreshments. Further information from Judith 01444 871886. alexander9@tiscali.co.uk

Thursday 4th April: Burgess Hill u3a: a talk about the Camino de Santiago, in the Cyprus Hall, doors open at 11.30am. All welcome.

 

Saturday 6th April: Haywards Heath Horticultural Society: Spring Show in St.Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall.

Saturday 6th April: Lindfield Horticultural Society: Spring Show of Flowers and Produce, from 2pm at King Edward Hall, Lindfield.

 

Wednesday 10th April: Plant Heritage: a visit to Worth Park, Ridley’s Court, Crawley, RH 10 3DH, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Behind the scenes and the history of the Victorian garden. Head Gardener Steve Peters will lead the tour. Book via Maddy Ward, on madelaineward@aol.com

Wednesday 10th April: Lindfield Horticultural Society: 7.30pm in King Edward Hall, Lindfield, a talk by Dr Andrew Gaunt on Protection from new and dangerous pests and diseases.

Friday 12th April: Burgess Hill Heritage and History Association: Sussex Murders and Misdemeanours. Paul Green will take us through real life Sussex cases from the 18th and 19th centuries. 8pm in Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill.

 

Thursday 18th April: Haywards Heath Horticultural Society: Colin McFarlin’s talk is entitled Recycle and Re-use. 7.45pm at St Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall.

Wednesday 24th April: Ansty Garden Club: 7.45pm in the Ansty Village Centre, a talk by Graham Blunt on “Growing Exotics and the impact of Climate Change.” Visitors £2.50.

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