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Events Diary 2017

For details of all events please contact the Society Secretary, Janet Finney on 01959 523760, or e-mail gardeners@otford.net.

LECTURES
Location: - Otford Village Memorial Hall
Day & Time: - Tuesdays 8pm (Free Parking)
Admission: - 50p members, £1 non-members. Admission price includes refreshments.

SHOWS
ocation: - Otford Village Memorial Hall (Pay and Display parking)
Day & Time: - Saurdays 2.15 – 4.15 pm
Admission: - 50p, under 16’s free. Refreshments are available until 4pm

Visitors and new members are always welcome


February 7th
Our First meeting for 2017 is a Buffet Supper Evening starting at 8 pm. This is an informal social evening for new and existing members. Admission is £2.50 and includes refreshments.
March 7th
Everett Leeds will be the first speaker for 2017. His talk will be about 'Clematis Through the Seasons'.
April 4th
Michael Abel will tell us all about 'Biological and Non-Chemical control of Pests'
March 25th
The Spring Show is the first show of the year and the displays will include spring bulbs and flowers, floral arrangements, preserves and cookery and photographic classes. There are also junior classes and the launch of the Junior Challenge for 2016. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15pm.  Teas will be served until 4pm and there will be a sales table open all afternoon.
May 2nd
Russel Bowes, Garden Historian will give a talk on the 'Dig for Victory' campaign.
May 29th
Come rain, hail, thunder or sunshine (yes, we have had them all), you will find us on the Recreation Ground with our stall for the Otford Village Fete. We will be selling ornamental and edible plants all raised by our own members. Please visit us and grab a bargain.
June 6th This year, we will be making a private visit to 'Cromlix' in Halstead - please contact the secretary for details.
June 24th

The Rose and Summer Show is the best show to come to if you are a fan of the scented garden. On display will be roses as well as other summer flowers and plants. Fruit and vegetables, floral arrangements, preserves and cookery, photographic classes and junior classes are included. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15pm. Teas will be served until 4pm and there will be a sales table open all afternoon.

September 9th

After a summer of hard work, the Autumn Flower and Craft Show will provide a marvellous display of late summer flowers and the harvest from the vegetable garden. We will also have floral arrangements, preserves and cookery and photographic classes. We also have art and handicraft classes. The show takes place in the OVMH and opens to the public at 2.15. Teas are available until 4pm and there is a sales table.

September 5th
Paul Harrison will be giving a practical demonstration. His subject is 'Bring on the Hot Winter Pots'.
October 3rd

Our final speaker for 2017 is Alan Sargent who will make some 'Confessions of a Gardener' 

December 5th

The Quiz and Fun Night is a social evening with a 'warm-up' quiz to break the ice, followed by a table quiz with prizes for the winners. Maximum team size is 6 people. The evening starts at 7.30pm in the OVMH. Please contact the secretary for details.




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