Camelia japonica 'Annie Wylam'

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

Contact Claire Phillpot  for further information

(Annual Membership £10 - enrol at the door)


A Programme of Talks for garden enthusiasts by gardening experts 

Wednesday 22 February 2017 In February, warm up with thoughts of sunny Italy. Paolo Arrigo from Franchi Seeds of Italy, the firm whichspecialises in Mediterranean seeds, will entertain us with a tour of Italy on the plate. Watch out for an accordion, maybe even some Prosecco and a chance to stock up on seeds.
Wednesday 29 March 2017 Let’s make it the best Spring Show ever in March with lots of entries in all the classes. Brian and Gill Thompson will be along to judge our efforts.
Wednesday 26 April 2017 In April we can learn some “New Tricks for Old Gardeners” (whoever can that mean?) with Katherine Crouch, winner of BBC Gardener of the Year in 1999 and now a garden designer from Somerset.
Wednesday 31 May 2017 Hope for some apple blossom in May when Naomi Slade, gardening correspondent for Berkshire Life will talk on “Inspiring Orchards” and introduce her recent book “An Orchard Odyssey”, published by Green Books.
Tuesday 13 June 2017 In June look forward to an early evening visit to Little Paddocks in Bourne End, to Sally Williams’ lovely garden. 6-8pm Book ahead £8.
Wednesday 12 July 2017 Followed in July by an afternoon visit to The Old Vicarage, Aston Rowant where Rona and Julian Knight will be on hand with an introductory talk in their garden. 2.30-4.30pm Book ahead £7.50 with refreshments.
August 2017 NO EVENTS
Wednesday 27 September 2017 The Village Fête Flower and Produce Show in mid-September will be your opportunity to show off what you have grown, baked or crafted. Children’s entries will also be welcome.
Wednesday 4 October 2017

2-4pm. Garden Visit to St. Timothee, Pinkneys Green. Book ahead. £6.00 pp with refreshments. 

Wednesday 25 October 2017 October Brenda Harold is coming back to answer all our questions about Genetically Modified Crops.
Wednesday 29 November 2017 We round off the year with our November A.G.M. and pre-Christmas celebration evening including tales of Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe from Martin Woolner of The Woodland Trust. Seasonal Hamper Raffle and quiz.

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

Claire Phillpot 01628 473631



Vice Presidents: John Linegar & Barbara Samuels

Chairman: Carolyn Foster

Vice Chairman: Heather Conlin

Secretary: Charles Elly 

Membership Secretary and Treasurer: Helen Philip 

Programme Organisers: Claire Phillpot and Sarah Breeden.
Publicity: Claire Phillpot 


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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