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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 - £5 for non-members)


A Programme of Talks for garden enthusiasts by gardening experts 

Wednesday 30 January 2019 How Plants Solve Crimes - Dr Michael Keith-Lucas
Wednesday 27 February 2019 Ornamental Grasses for the Garden’ speaker is Carolyn Forster
Wednesday 27 March 2019 SPRING SHOW
Wednesday 24 April 2019 Making the Cut! Growing Cut Flowers for a Living - Presented by Rachel Siegried
Wedenesday 29 May 2019

The Roses of Mottisfont Abbey Gardens - Presented by Thomas Stone

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 2pm. Visit to West Green House Gardens, Hartley Wintney
West Green house Gardens combines neo-classical style with contemporary design and have been created over 20 years by Marylyn Abbott. Walled garden with exuberant perennial borders and magnificent potager.Grand water staircase, lake surrounded by meadow with collection of garden follies. Paradise water garden and contemporary garden of five bridges. Theatre garden surrounded by high hedges nestles next to the Manor House.
Tickets will be available at the April and May meetings, NT Members special rate £9 pp with talk and refreshments.
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 6pm. Stoke Poges Memorial Garden
Grade II listed garden opened in 1935, created for the repose of cremated ashes and to preserve the pastoral beauty of the land adjacent to St Giles Church. Some of the garden has a more formal layout with a magnificent colonnade and sunken water garden and there are over 100 little gated memorial gardens, a rose garden and 4 parterre gardens. There is alo a beautiful rock and water garden, overlooking the lake and Capability Brown landscaped grounds of Stoke Park. A wealth of planting of trees and shrubs, in addition to roses, hardy perennials and grasses ensures therse in colour and interest in every season.
Tickets will be available at the April and May meetings, £8 pp with guided walk and refreshments.
Wednesday 25 September 2019 365 Days of Colour - Presented by Nick Bailey (£5 supplement for this meeting)
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Gardening Women - Presented by Catherine Horwood

Wednesday 27 November 2019 

The Challenges of Growing Vines in Marlow - Presented by Henry Laithwaite

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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