PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2022

January 25th   SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm.

Peter Wood, The One Garden, Stanmer Park Brighton

Peter Wood is the Senior gardener at The One Garden in Stanmer Park, Brighton. He will be telling us all about this rediscovered, reinvented walled garden recently opened to the public for the first time which, being rooted in the past, focuses on the inspiration for the future whether for eating, meeting, pleasure, or plants.

 

 February 22nd     SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Paul Cox-My Journey So Far

Paul Cox Sculpture was created in 1999 after Paul graduated from the Royal Academy   Schools in London. He has been sculpting ever since. Paul is an award winning, Royal Academy alumni, joining a select few famous artists also trained at the prestigious school established in 1768, including the likes of John Constable, J. W. M. Turner and William Blake, to name but a few.

***COMPETITION "5 Hellebore Flower Heads, Floating in Water" **                                          

March 29th  SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm.

Tony Harris, A Costumed Talk About Winston Churchill

Tony Harris is a professional comedian, raconteur and actor who specialises in historical talks with an hysterical twist.

His aim is to trick people into learning by making them laugh, but every point he makes is historically accurate.

 

TICKETS ONLY TO THIS EVENT-£4 EACH, PURCHASED FROM JAN WILLIAMS

 *** COMPETITION “3 Daffodils in a Vase” ***

 

April 26th   SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm.

Guest Speaker – Michael Marriott - David Austin Roses ‘Roses in the Garden’

Michael Marriot has spent 35 years as Head Rosarian at David Austin Roses and, during this time, has become one of the world’s leading authorities on roses, and designed many private and public gardens in many different countries.

Michael only selects varieties of roses that combine health and beauty and is a great believer in common sense gardening and passionately believes that roses are the most garden-worthy of all plants.

TICKETS ONLY TO THIS EVENT-£4 EACH, PURCHASED FROM JAN WILLIAMS

 May 31st   SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Question Time

Whether you are new to gardening or have many years’ experience, this is the Social for you!

 Bring your questions and knowledge to this evening and, together with our panel of experienced gardeners, we will all learn a huge amount.

*** COMPETITION “3 Tulips in a Vase” ***

 June 28th  SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Alan Sargent-A Confessions of a Gardener

Since 1968, Alan’s career has included over sixty Royal Horticultural Society Show Gardens, at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Gardeners World Live and Tatton Park (Design build and project manager) together with other award-winning gardens at The Royal Southampton and Loseley Garden Shows.

Alan specialises in 18th and 19th Century gardens and one of his greatest interests is traditional paving.

 *** COMPETITION "Sweet Pea & Roses"  ***

Please use Entry Form on page 22 of your programme 

 July 26th   SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Guest Speaker - Tom Hart Dyke ‘Plant Hunter and Gardener with Passion’

Thomas Guy Hart Dyke is the son and heir of Guy and Sarah Hart Dyke at the family seat of Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent, where he has designed the World Garden of Plants.

 Tom is a TV gardening presenter, author, plant hunter and horticulturalist who first shot to international prominence in the year 2000, when he was kidnapped in the Colombian jungle on a plant hunting expedition that went dangerously wrong.

 

He was held for 9 months and only finally released after annoying his captors with his incessant talking and by creating gardens in his mountain prison!

He is said to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of plants and a wealth of interesting and amusing stories.

TICKETS ONLY TO THIS EVENT-£4 EACH, PURCHASED FROM JAN WILLIAMS

 

 August 6th         SEAFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SHOW.

                              At SeafordHeadSchool, Arundel Road, Seaford from 1.30pm to 4pm.

                              Entry £1 per person.

          Please complete an Entry Form on page 14 of your programme or Collect one from

          Fotobox, Broad Street. See page 16 for staging times

 Sept 27th   SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Mercy Morris. House Plants – A Whistlestop Tour

Mercy is a (cycling) self-employed gardener, houseplant seller and also acts as the Awards Manager for the Professional Gardeners’ Trust.  She has worked at Wakehurst Place and garden centres in West and East Sussex and the University of Kent.

 October 25th  SOCIAL EVENING at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm

Darren Lerigo ‘What Do I Do With This Space / Cloud Pruning’

Darren is a gardener who specialises in topiary and pruning and who runs Modern Mint - a place where he runs Topiary workshops and Zoom seminars.

Darren also gives many talks on subjects such as gardening ideas around the World, using water wisely, making and maintaining Topiary, helping the Honeybee, and what is a normal garden?, and travels all over the country pruning topiary and hedges for keen gardeners - sometimes formal work, whilst other times he is asked to create something more sculptural and organic in style - and he also gives one-to-one teaching to clients in their own gardens. 

*** COMPETITION “An Autumn Bouquet” ***

 November 29th    SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & AWARDS NIGHT

                               at St Luke’s Church Hall, Seaford. Starting at 7pm