Whitstable and District Horticultural Society

The United Reformed Church, Middle Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BW




The second Tuesday of each month


January/August - No meeting



Visitors welcome: £5



Future meeting dates for your diary:


9th March 2021

13th April 2021

11th May 2021

8th June 2021

13th July 2021

14th September 2021

12th October 2021

9th November 2021

14th December 2021

Speakers for 2021


  • February - No meeting (click for more information)

    No meeting this month. In line with current Government regulations.

  • 9 March - Zoom meeting - Maureen Rainey (click for more information)

    Pollinating plants for the garden. Maureen Rainey from Kent Wildlife Trust. 7.30pm (Zoom will be open from 7.00pm for familiarisation)

  • 13 April - Zoom meeting -  George Lockwood (click for more information)

    Stunning Salvias in the Garden and How to Propagate Them. By George Lockwood, gardening consultant. 7.30pm (Zoom will be open from 7.00pm for familiarisation).

  • May - Zoom meeting - George Lockwood (click for more information)


  • June - Zoom meeting Sarah Morgan (click for more information)

    Friars and Flora - Recreating the Franciscan Gardens in Canterbury. Sarah Morgan, Chair of the Society of Garden Designers, a local garden designer based in Hernhill, will be sharing the journey of the last 21 years researching, designing and planting the Franciscan Gardens in Canterbury that are in the process of restoration and to be opened to the public this year.  The gardens owned by Eastbridge Hospital cover the site where the fist Franciscan missionaries arrived and settled in Britain in 1224.  The gardens aim to reflect the meditative way of life, the respect of nature and the plants the Franciscans would have used.  More recent activities of horticultural history are also reflected in the gardens.

  • 13 July - Zoom meeting Kevin Tooher (click for more information)

    The Story of the Rose - The history of roses from 2000 BC to the present day with tips on planting and pruning.

  • 14 September - Philip Oostenbrink (click for more information)

    The Head Gardener at Walmer Castle will be talking about the 'Jungle Garden', this coincides with the launch of his book of the same name.

  • 12 October - Simon White (click for more information)

    Sales Manager for Peter Beales Roses in Norfolk. Simon will be talking about the nursery and top-tips for roses. He will also be bringing plants for sale.

  • 9 November - Andy Garland (click for more information)

    The popular Radio Kent presenter will be talking about Great Comp Garden, its history and highlights.

  • 14 December - AGM and Social (click for more information)

    Cancelled - Plus our annual fun quiz!

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