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Cookham & Cookham Dean

Horticultural Society

To create a garden is to search for a better world. Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future

We meet at Cookham Dean Village Hall normally at 7.30pm .  Members Free - Visitors £5

(Annual Membership £10 - enrol at the door)


A Programme of Talks for garden enthusiasts by gardening experts 

Wednesday 30 May 2018 No - Dig Gardening: Save Time and Money with Fewer Weeds and Healthier Soil! Presented by Stephanie Hafferty Organic kitchen gardener, writer and chef
Wednesday 13 June 2018 Wed 6-8pm Visit to Adwell House Garden, Adwell near Lewknor, Oxon Book ahead £7.00 per person with refreshments
Wednesday 10 July 2018 Tues 2-4pm Visit to Farley Hill Place Gardens, Swallowfield, Berkshire Book ahead £9.00 per person with refreshments
August 2018 NO MEETING
Saturday 15 September 2018

Village Fete Flower and prouce stall. Adults' and children's entries welcome. 

Photographic Exhibition: Theme - Wild Cookham.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Paradise and Plenty: The How and Wow of Lord Rothschild'sfamily garden on the Waddesdon Estate. Presented by Lady Mary Keen Garden designer and writer.

Fuschia competition.

Society Daffodils for sale.

Wednesday 31 October 2018 Food for Free: Foraging for Wild Food  Presented by James Fever Writer and organiser for Hedgerow Harvest
Wednesday 28 November 2018

AGM and Christmas Evening.  Presentation by Horatio’s Garden, the Charity that creates beautiful, accessible gardens in NHS Spinal Injury Centres.

Seasonal hamper raffle and Quiz.

December 2018


Normally 7.30pm to 9.30 pm with a break for refreshments

The Village Hall, Cookham Dean unless otherwise stated

Everyone welcome.  Entry fee for non-members: £5



Vice Presidents: John Linegar & Barbara Samuels

Chairman: Carolyn Foster

Vice Chairman: Heather Conlin

Secretary: Charles Elly 01628 482637

Membership Secretary and Treasurer: Helen Philip 07549519246 

Programme Organisers: Claire Phillpot and Sarah Breeden.

Publicity: Catherine Downes

Newsletter: Cathie Davies

Shows: Janet Shanks

Committee Members: Mary Downes, Becky Pinnegar 


Click here for link to South Chilterns Gardening Group 

Click here for a write-up of Gardeners' Question Time April 2005

click here for a write-up on the visit to Highgrove

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