Smarden Gardeners' Society
DATES FOR your Diary

2024 Events Calendar

Unless indicated otherwise events are also open to non-members. 
  • Annual General Meeting

    Saturday February 10th - Smarden Charter Hall, 12 noon (Members only event)
    Closing date for advising attendance is February 1st. The meeting will start promptly at noon, followed by lunch. Lovely luxury canapés will be catered by Frasers of Egerton
  • How to commit the perfect murder

    Thursday February 22nd - Charter Hall, 6.45 for 7.30pm (Cash only event)
    A talk by Guy Deakin entitled "How to commit the perfect murder (and put the body to good use in your garden)". There will be a raffle and a sales table. Refreshments will be available, £3 for a glass of wine, £4 for a bottle of beer, complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
    No charge for Members, £5 for Non-members who are most welcome. 
  • Working with Clay

    Thursday March 7th - Charter Hall, 6.45 for 7.30pm (Cash only event)
    A talk by Kevin Tooher entitled "Working with Clay". There will be a raffle and a sales table. Refreshments will be available, £3 for a glass of wine, £4 for a bottle of beer, complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
    No charge for Members, £5 for Non-members who are most welcome.
  • Spring Show

    Saturday April 6th - Charter Hall, Times to be confirmed
  • Outing to Great Comp Gardens, St. Mary's Platt

    Saturday April 27th - Depart Charter Hall car park at 9.45am returning around 2pm
  • Talk and Flower Arranging Demonstration

    Tuesday April 30th - Charter Hall, 6.45 for 7.30pm (Cash only event)
    A talk and flower arranging demonstration by Mig Kimpton. There will be a raffle and a sales table. Refreshments will be available, £3 for a glass of wine, complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Mig's displays will be raffled.
    No charge for Members, £5 for Non-members who are most welcome.
  • Annual Plant Sale

    Saturday May 11th - Rear of Charter Hall, 10am to 12 noon
    Please note this year we will be accepting cash and credit card payments for purchases.
  • Outing to Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham

    Saturday May 18th - Full day
    www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk
  • Outing to Hyde Hall, Chelmsford

    Saturday June 8th - Departing Charter Hall car park at 7.30am returning around 5pm
    Entrance is complimentary for members. Transportation costs £18 per person with Carrs Coaches
    www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall
  • Outing to Old Baldbean Stud Gardens, Elham

    Tuesday June 11th - Departing Charter Hall car park at 2pm returning around 6pm
    The society will have exclusive access to the gardens on this day. Cost is £15 per person for entrance fee and transportation with Wealden Wheels.

    www.oldbladbeanstud.co.uk

  • Wine 'n' Wander

    Friday July 5th - 6pm to 8pm (Members only event)
    An opportunity to wander a member's garden, with maybe a glass or two.
  • Summer Show

    Saturday July 13th - Charter Hall, Times to be confirmed
  • Outing to Tram Hatch Gardens, Charing Heath

    Saturday July 20th - Departing Charter Hall car park at 1.45pm returning around 5.30pm
    Cost £14 per person to include entrance fee, tea & cake and transportation with Wealden Wheels.
  • Outing to Goodnestone Park Gardens, Canterbury

    Saturday August 17th - Departing Charter Hall car part at 10am returning around 3pm

    https://goodnestonepark.co.uk

  • Balfour Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    Saturday August 31st - Depart Charter Hall car park at 11am

    https://balfourwinery.com/

    For those that are interested there will be an option to partake of lunch at their restaurant.
  • Autumn Show

    Saturday September 7th - Charter Hall, Times to be confirmed
  • Think beyond the flower-perennials for winter structure

    Thursday October 3rd - Charter Hall, 6.45 for 7.30pm (Cash only event)
    A talk by Steve Edney entitled "Think beyond the flower-perennials for winter structure". There will be a raffle and a sales table. Refreshments will be available, £3 for a glass of wine, complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
    No charge for Members, £5 for Non-members who are most welcome.
  • Outing to Sheffield Park & Gardens, Uckfield

    Saturday October 19th - Depart Charter Hall car park at 9.30am returning around 3.30pm

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/sussex/sheffield-park-and-garden

  • Update on Sissinghurst

    Monday November 11th - Charter Hall, 6.45 for 7.30pm (Cash only event)
    A talk by Troy Scott Smith (Head Gardener) and Paul Mooncie-Dunmall (Sissinghurst Scholar), entitled "Update on Sissinghurst". There will be a raffle and a sales table. Refreshments will be available, £3 for a glass of wine, complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks.
    No charge for Members, £5 for Non-members who are most welcome.