Ø   Index


Calendar / Diary

KFHS Events

Societies’ Events

Sponsors’ Events

Events of Interest

Lectures / Talks / Courses

Events - Seasonal

Events - Regional

Events - National

Events - International

Places of Interest


Ø   Calendar / Diary



Ø   KFHS Events


KFHS Committee Meeting


12 February 2019


Committee meetings are held at Detling Village Hall at 19:30.


Any matters Societies or members would like to bring to the Committee`s attention, please advise the Secretary not less than 14 days prior to any meeting.



Ø   Societies’ Events


04 December 2018 - 19:00


Otford Village Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford, Kent, TN14 5PQ


Otford Gardeners’ Society


warmly invite you to their annual




Doors open at 19:00 and the quiz starts at 19:30


There will be a warm up quiz to get the evening going followed by an eight round general knowledge quiz with a running round

There will be prizes for the winners. We will also be holding a raffle


We will have some refreshments but please bring your own drinks and nibbles


Admission: £5.00 per person with a maximum of six people to a table, payable on the evening


To reserve a table please phone 01959 523760 or 01959 524183 or e-mail



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20 February 2019 - 19:00


Egerton Millennium Village Hall, Elm Close, Egerton, Kent, TN27 9DS


Pluckley with Egerton Gardening Society


are pleased to invite you to attend their hosted talk


‘Growing Great Veg and Having Fun’


Pippa Greenwood


Pippa is a trained botanist and specialist in crop rotation and organic methods

Probably best known for her participation in Gardeners Question Time and her own series ‘Pippa's Pests’

She will also be answering our own pesty problems and much else


Everyone welcome


Doors open at 19:00 and the talk starts at 19:30


Admission: £7.50


Tickets will be available from Pluckley Butchers, from the Pluckley Farm Shop

and also from Sue: 01233 840320 and Mary: 01233 756588



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For Societies’ events, please refer to the Diary section of the various Societies’ web pages for information



Ø   Sponsors’ Events


December 2018 Event


The following Sponsor will be hosting special events during December. Please see their web page for details:


Godinton House & Gardens



Ø   Events of Interest



Ø   Lectures / Talks / Courses


Please refer to the Diary section of the various Societies’ and Sponsors’ web pages for information



Ø   Events - Seasonal


Open Gardens


National Garden Scheme

Year 2018



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Shows & Exhibitions


Ø   Events - Regional


RHS Flower Show Cardiff

12~14 April 2019


RHS Malvern Spring Festival

09~12 May 2019


RHS Chelsea Flower Show

21~25 May 2019


RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

05~09 June 2019


RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show

21~23 June 2019


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

01~07 July 2019


RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

17~21 July 2019


RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show

31 July~04 August 2019


RHS Rosemoor Flower Show

16~18 August 2019


RHS Wisley Flower Show

03~08 September 2019


RHS Malvern Autumn Show

28~29 September 2019


RHS London Shows

2018 / 2019


Growing Events

Various Shows Information



Ø   Events - National



Ø   Events - International


Floriade 2022


April to October 2022


Holland's once-in-a-decade World's Fair of horticulture - World Expo Floriade - Amsterdam - Almere 2022


The world's largest horticultural expo with exhibitions from more than 30 countries


Almere Floriade will be a grid of gardens on a 45ha square shaped peninsula.

Each block will be devoted to different plants, a plant library organized alphabetically.

The blocks are each devoted to a wide variety of different programs, from pavilions to homes, offices and even a university which will be

organized as a stacked botanical garden, a vertical eco-system in which each class room will have a different climate to grow certain plants.

Visitors will be able to stay in a jasmine hotel, swim in a lily pond and dine in a rose garden. The city will offer homes in orchards, offices with planted interiors and bamboo parks.

The Expo and new city centre will be a place that produces food and energy, a green, urban district demonstrating how plants, indeed nature itself ,enriches every aspect of our daily lives.


Ø   Places of Interest


Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens


Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP


Leonardslee is a Grade 1 listed 19th-century Italianate style country house and landscaped woodland garden which closed to the public in 2010.

The garden is particularly noted for its spring displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and bluebells, with the flowering season reaching its peak in May.


The house and gardens were acquired by new owners in July 2017, who are dedicated to restoring, maintaining and further improving the gardens and buildings.

so that the public can once again experience their beauty and special qualities. After considerable renovation, they are scheduled to reopen in early 2019.





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