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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 £7

(Annual Membership £20 - enrol at the door - £7 for non-members)

The Horticultural Society does not meet at the moment and is on-line due to Covid-19


A Programme of Talks for garden enthusiasts by gardening experts 

Wednesday 29 January 2020
January brings us exactly what we may need for the coldest months: Dr.Sandy Primrose introduces us to “The Pharmacy in Our Garden.” This distinguished biologist is also a keen gardener.
Wednesday 26 February 2020
February will give us “Ways to beat Climate Change, Pernicious Pests and Over-Maturity” (what on earth can this last bit possibly mean?) thought up by Angela and Andrew Hawksworth from Tendercare Nurseries, Denham.
Wednesday 25 March 2020
March is your chance to shine and show off in our Spring Show, with the bulbs and blossoms you have been nurturing since the autumn. There will be plenty of help and advice on offer for new entrants. Brian and Gill Thompson will be there to praise our efforts. Do join in.
Wednesday 29 April 2020
April is the turn of James Smallwood, a renowned horticulturalist who knows everything there is to know about growing “Meticulous Auriculas.”
Wednesday 27 May 2020
May brings us Kate Saunders, baker extraordinaire and founder of Blackberry Cottage with her talk “Cakes from Aubergine to Zucchini”. She will inspire us with her cakes which include secret, nutritious ingredients grown in the garden or foraged. Ideas for the Village Show perhaps?
Wednesday 17th June 2020
June Look forward to a visit to Orchard House, Coleshill, Jane Livesey’s beautiful garden of woodland, wild meadow, roses, ponds and vegetables.
Tuesday 14th July 2020
July Our Programme Organiser Nicky Kane has been gently persuaded to open her charming garden, The Tilings, Henley, for us. It is full of surprises, with arresting plant combinations and design ideas and is the result of much dedication and hard
Saturday 12 September 2020
Saturday 12th Sept. Flower and Produce Show at the Village Fête. Lots of opportunities to show your fruit, flowers and vegetables, baking and handicrafts. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW COMPETITION
Wednesday 30 September 2020
September Ann-Marie Powell takes time off from her TV and writing work to share her “Planting Tips and Design Secrets” with us. This promises to be a treat.
Wednesday 28 October 2020
October “Arrangements Inspired by the Countryside” is the subject of Melissa Richardson’s talk and demonstration. She began JamJar Flowers to show how floristry can be natural, unfussy and sustainable.
Wednesday 25 November 2020 

November A.G.M. and Christmas Evening. This will include a presentation by Perennial, the charity dedicated to people who work in horticulture 

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: Heather Conlin

Vice Chairman:  

Secretary: Charles Elly 01628 482637

Membership Secretary and Treasurer: Helen Philip 07549519246 

Programme Organisers: Sarah Breeden and Nicky Kane

Publicity: Catherine Downes

Newsletter: Carolyn Foster

Shows: Janet Shanks

Committee Members: Mary Downes, Claire Phillpott, 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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