Whitstable and District Horticultural Society

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




The second Tuesday of each month


January - No meeting

August - No meeting


Visitors welcome: £5



Future meeting dates for your diary:


12th February 2019

12th March 2019

9th April 2019

14th May 2019

11th June 2019

9th July 2019

10th September 2019

8th October 2019

12th November 2019

10th December 2019

Speakers for 2019


  • 12 February - Simon Sutcliffe of How Green Nursery (click for more information)

    Growing and supplying plants for Chelsea show gardens. A really interesting insight  into what goes on behind the scenes of Britain's most prestigious flower show.

  • 12 March - Jim Buttress 'The People's Gardener' (click for more information)

    Former Superintendent of the Royal Parks, author of 'The Peoples Gardener', TV judge, Britain in bloom judge etc, etc will talk about his life in Horticulture.  Jim is very funny and informative – not to be missed!

  • 9 April - Heather Silk (click for more information)

    Passionate wildlife enthusiast will talk about wild flowers of Kent.  Author of books on wild flowers Heather will tell us  the best places to see wild flowers in Kent and help us to identify what we see.

  • 14 May - Darren Everest (click for more information)

    Dahlia breeder and plantsman will tell us all about his favourite plant including growing them for show.  Darren was on BBC Country Places in January showing Dahlias for competition.

  • 11 June - Neil Miller (click for more information)

    Head Gardener at Hever Castle will tell us about his fantastic job, also his association with the Jerusalem Botanic garden, and if we are lucky about his annual trips to North Korea!

  • 9 July - Hugh Thomas-Raggett (click for more information)

    The historian will tell us about the gardens of La Mortola in Italy, formerly owned by Sir Thomas Hanbury who gifted the present Wisley Garden to the RHS in 1903.

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

    Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral and National Collection holder of Hakonechloa and Sansevieria will give a talk entitled ‘Plantaholics through the ages’. The story of passionate plantspeople across the ages.

  • 8 October - Marcus Dancer (click for more information)

    Chelsea Gold medal winner and proprietor of Marcus Dancer Plants - Clematis specialist, visits us from Hampshire to talk about ‘New and exciting plants for the garden’.

  • 12 November - Whitstable and Herne Bay Beekeeping Association

     (click for more information)

    Details, name of speaker and title to come.

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

    Plus our annual fun quiz!

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