Chiltern Edge Horticultural Society
Your Local Gardening Club covering Sonning Common, Peppard, Kidmore End and the surrounding area.
1959-2019 60th Anniversary Year
Chiltern Edge Horticultural Society (CEHS)
Welcome to the website of your local gardening club serving Sonning Common, Peppard and the surrounding area.
The Society was formed in 1959 and has membership of about 150.
The Society holds evening talks during the winter months and coach trips to interesting gardens during the summer. We hold two flower and produce shows a year and a summer garden reception for members and guests.
We are a friendly bunch, always happy to welcome new members so why not come along to one of our winter talks or shows and give us a try. Then perhaps you might like to become a full member of the Society (annual cost £6). You don't need any qualifications to join – just an interest in gardens and/or growing things..
For more information click on the links above.
Honorary. Mr and Mrs R. Bisgrove
Mrs J. Brewer
Mrs S. Batting
Mr Michael Wheeler
Life Members - Mrs P. Davies
Mrs E. Freeman
Mrs R. Scraggs
Mrs K. Froud
Mrs R. Williams
Mrs J. Saunders
Tuesday 12th November at 7.30pm at Peppard Memorial Hall. "Gardening the Oxford Project Way” by Robert Longstaff
Robert Longstaff founded the Oxford Garden Project in 2000 after nearly 20 years living and working as a musical instrument maker on a small holding near Oxford. The OGP specialises in developing and teaching about all aspects of sustainable small-scale gardening, including: no-dig, organic, low input, container vegetable growing & composting. In this talk Robert will provide an overview of OGP methods and experience
Come at 7 pm for coffee or tea.
Community Seed Swap
In anticipation of a community Seed Swap (planned for March 2020) please could you start to save and label the valuable seeds that are now abundant in your gardens. This will be a great opportunity to get seeds for free and a brilliant way to share seeds from the garden and donate/acquire more of the out of date, half- used seed packets that most of us have stashed away but can't bear to put in the bin. This is a new event and your support would be greatly appreciated. There will be more details of the seed swap to follow in the New Year.
2015 Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 10th December at 7.15pm
Peppard Memorial Hall
This is your opportunity to have your say on what you want from your Society. Your Chairman and current Committee greatly look forward to seeing a good number of members at the AGM and to hearing your comments and ideas for the coming year. Finally, any items for inclusion on the Agenda should be sent to email@example.com
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7.30pm at Peppard Memorial Hall. "Chiltern Seeds” by Nina Marshall
Founded as a supplier of specialist & unusual plant seeds in 1976 in Buckinghamshire by a husband and wife team, Chiltern Seeds were famous for their amusing and honest catalogues. Run by the same couple in semi-retirement from Cumbria, Chiltern Seeds is now in the hands of their daughters who seek to maintain and build on the company’s heritage. They are now also based in Wallingford so are both our local seed company and truly Chiltern based again! Nina Marshall, their marketing manager will expand on the history, legacy and objectives of this special local company and its products just when we gardeners traditionally turn to our seed catalogues for the coming year. Come and be tempted!
8 January (Tues) “Monet’s Paradise on Earth” by Carol Petipher
12 February (Tues) “Unusual Edible Plants” by Paul Barney
12 March (Tues) “Bulbs That Flower From May to September”by George Lockwood
6 April (Sat) SPRING SHOW 2-4pm in Sonning Common Village Hall
9 April (Tues)“Growing Auriculas For Pleasure” by James Smallwood
18 May (Sat) COACH OUTING – Abbey House Gardens Malmesbury
8 June (Sat) Plant stall at Peppard War Memorial Hall in aid Hall funds
15 June (Sat) COACH OUTING – RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey
25 Jul (Thurs) CEHS 60th Anniversary Celebration, Savill Gardens – Visit and lunch
7 September (Sat) AUTUMN SHOW 2-4pm in Sonning Common Village Hall
21 September (Sat) COACH OUTING - Hilliers Gardens, Romsey
8 October (Tues) “Private Gardens in Cape Town and Johannesburg and the South African Plants We Can Grow” by Victoria Logue
12 November (Tues) “Gardening the Oxford Project Way” by Robert Longstaff
10th December (Tues) AGM–7.15pm in Peppard Memorial Hall
14th January (Tues) Talk. Details to be announced