Potters Bar & District Horticultural Society

The Society aims to help, guide, instruct and inform those who are interested in horticulture. The fortnightly meetings at Elm Court consist of talks, slide shows and
demonstrations on all aspects of horticulture. These meetings are friendly and informal, welcoming both beginners and life long gardeners of any age.
All that is needed is an interest in growing plants.

The annual programme is issued in December for the following year. Spring, Summer and Autumn Flower and Vegetable Shows are held which are open to all
the membership. Domestic classes are open to members and to their families.

For more information contact the Chairman: Bryan Stutter: 01707 651372.
Programme Secretary: Marie White: 01707 850149
Secretary: Margaret Brand: 01707 643357 brandfamily@hotmail.com

Meetings held at Elm Court. Members 2.00, visitors 3.00.
Alternate Wednesdays 8 to 10pm.

            04/01/17    Ron and Mary Hunter - BEEKEEPING. 
                                    Ron and Mary are local beekeepers.

            18/01/17    Anne and John Wallington - THE WONDERFUL AND VARIED FLORA OF SOUTHERN TURKEY.
                                    Ann and John are active members of Enfield Camera Club who have visited many exciting places.

            01/02/17    Len Little - THE TRAINING AND USE OF POLICE DOGS.
                                    Len was a police dog handler for 13 years with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police.

            15/02/17    Philip Nalpanis - THE NATIONAL PARKS OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
                                    Philip is the local voluntary spokesman for the Campaign for National Parks, the charity that protects and promotes the National Parks of England and Wales.

            01/03/17    Pam Wright - THE COAST AND COASTLINES OF THE NEPTUNE PROJECT.
                                    Pam is an artist and lecturer.

            11/03/17    PLOUGHMAN'S SUPPER QUIZ NIGHT.
                                    Fun quiz, not restricted to horticulture. Venue - Elm Court, 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, 9.00 per person, max 8 people per table, Please contact Bryan Stutter for details on 01707 651372.

            15/03/17    Derek Dexter - FUCHSIAS MY WAY.
                                    Derek is a member of the local Fuchsia Society.

            29/03/17    Ian Jackson - A WALK FOR ALL SEASONS.
                                    Ian is an avid bird watcher and amateur photographer.

            01/04/17    SPRING FLOWER SHOW.
                                    Flowers, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            12/04/17    Gary Fisher - HATFIELD HOUSE.
                                    Gary runs the living history project at Hatfield House and works in many Royal establishments. He is also the senior technician at the Wyllyotts Centre.

            26/04/17    Brian Carline - TRIPE AND TROTTERS.
                                    Brian is an author, broadcaster and after-dinner speaker.
            10/05/17    Michael Radley - MARGARET MEE, AN AMAZONIAN BOTANIST AND EXPLORER.
                                    Margaret was a British botanical artist who specialized in plants from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

            24/05/17    Russell Bowes - A NICE CUP OF TEA.
                                    Russell is a freelance historian.

            11/06/17    POTTERS BAR CARNIVAL.
                                    Pick up some bargain plants. Our experts are available to answer your garden related questions.

            21/06/17    Kate Harwood - THE TUDOR GARDEN.
                                    Kate teaches garden history and leads walks and talks on historic gardens in Hertfordshire.

            24/06/17    SUMMER SHOW.
                                    Flowers, fruits, vegetables, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            19/07/17    Frances Watkins - THE HEALING POWERS OF FLOWERS.
                                    Francis is a member of the Hertfordshire Herb Society.

            06/09/17    Simon Braidmore - FUNGI.
                                    Simon is a member of the Fungi Society.

            16/09/17    AUTUMN SHOW.
                                    Flowers, fruits, vegetables, cakes and preserves. Plants and products for sale. Refreshments available. Viewing from 2pm - entrance 50p.

            20/09/17    Helen Fry - TRENT PARK.
                                    Helen Fry is a historian and biographer.
            04/10/17    Bruce Bennett - THE SEYCHELLES.
                                    Bruce is on the committee of the RSPB and a keen photographer.

            18/10/17    Charles Dace - THE DEVELOPMENT OF WROTHAM PARK.
                                    Charles is the Wrotham Park Archivist.

            01/11/17    James Buttress - LULLINGTON CASTLE
                                    James is one of the judges of the garden and allotments show on television.

            15/11/17    George Lockwood - BULBS THAT FLOWER FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
                                    Chris is a member of Ayletts Nurseries.

            29/11/17    A.G.M. Review of 2017. Election of officers and committee members, followed by a social evening with festive drinks and snacks.