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Gardening Society Events 2019

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Thursday Evening Meetings at 7:30pm
in Peggy Pike Room, Elham Village Hall

Thursday 17th Philip Oostyenbrink -
Canterbury Cathedral Gardens & Grounds
Thursday 21st

Steve Bradley (Radio Kent Gardening) -

Patio Growing

Thursday 21st

Gerry Newman -

A Passion for Tulips

Saturday 6th


Spring Show Coffee Morning

Thursday 18th

Roland Stevens -

A Year in the Life of a Lawn

Thursday 16th

Sue Harris -

Restoration of Quex Park Gardens

Thursday 20th to Monday 24th


Staffordshire & Derbyshire

Thursday 27th

Kit Strange -

Plant Hunting in Iran

Thursday 18th

Roy Wall -

How to Present for the Show Bench

Saturday 27th



Thursday 15th

Hugh Raggett - The Hanbury Gardens (Part 1)
Hugh is a professional Channel 4 filmmaker. This talk will cover his making of a documentary about the Hanbury Gardens, probably the finest example of a Botanical Garden on the Riviera.

Thursday 19th

Sue Scrivens -

Something for Every Month

Saturday 5th


Autumn Coffee Morning - Plant and Bulb Sale

Thursday 17th

Ylva Blid Mackenzie -

A Plantwoman's Choice

Saturday 9th



Thursday 21st

Mike Bundock -

Floral Clocks

Thursday 12th AGM & Christmas Party


Trophy Winners 2019 SUMMER SHOW

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Full Summer Show Brochure

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The 27th July 2019 was the 131st Summer Show for Elham Gardening Society. This was the first show for Secretary Pam Flight who should be congratulated for her seamless management which included reorganising the layout of the show to cope with the rain which chose to visit us on the day.
The garden’s competition takes place some weeks before the show but the trophies are the first to be awarded at the show. Judging was undertaken by Philip Oostenbrink – Head Gardener for Canterbury Cathedral & Hampton Court Silver Gilt medal winner. The Harrowing Bowl for the most pleasing garden was won by Maggie & Richard Newington, while Chris Grenshaw excelled in the Harrowing Cup, for the best home garden /allotment.

Despite recent extreme weather the displays at the show were magnificent with a record 511 entries!

The 98 adult classes and 9 children’s classes were well supported with the whole village represented by the youngest entrant of 4 years and the eldest being of 91 years. Each class from Elham Primary School entered the ‘The Potato in a bucket’ competition.

Gardening Society Chairman Doug Martin said “The Show Judges congratulated Elham yet again for producing one the best in the South East. Also its great to see new people having a go and all age groups represented”.

The Potato in the bucket was won by Pam Frost, with a new extraordinary record breaking crop of 15lb 5oz! (the weight of two babies!!) One of those potatoes alone weighing in at 12 oz.
Carole Kincaid secured the Pot Plants Yockletts Bowl for the 7th time for most points in the Pot Plants classes.

Claire Donnelly and Maggie Newington both walked away with 4 trophies each. Claire securing the Colonel’s Trophy for the best exhibit in the whole Show and Maggie securing The Chris Grenshaw Bowl for the most points in the show.

The children showed great imagination in their displays. Beaumont Lester won the Thomas Trophy for most points in the children’s section with Anna Cox & family securing a first prize with a magnificent Hedgehog cake

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Current Events 2019

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Saturday 9th November 7:30pm SPECIAL EVENT
in Elham Village Hall


Tickets from: Jenny Gasson
01303 840 395.

Special Guest of Honour - Steve Edney of The Salutation.

Thursday 21st November at 7:30pm in Peggy Pike Room, Elham Village Hall

Mike Bundock -
" Floral Clocks"

Thursday 12th December Elham Village Hall in Peggy Pike Room,

AGM and

Christmas Party

Bring plates of savoury or sweet food to share.
Wine provided by the Society.
The fun starts at 7.30 pm!

Summer Show
Trophy Winners 2019

trophy Winners 2019

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