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Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is one of the world’s most famous gardens covering 130 hectares of landscapes and gardens.

Afternoon Tea at the Ardington Hotel

Christmas Lunch 2018

Flower Bed

Promoting Sunny Worthing

The Association is one of the voluntary bodies helping to promote Worthing by maintaining flower beds on the seafront.

To a range of properties in the West Country in September 2018


History of the Lawn Mower & The Budding Foundation  

Clive Gravett is the Curator of the Museum of Gardening at the South Downs Heritage Centre in Hassocks, West Sussex.

A far more interesting talk than the title suggested, and good presentation.

Website: www.museumofgardening.co.uk

Deer Parks and Petworth

Martyn Burkinshaw, Landscape Manager from Petworth gave us a talk on the Development of English Deer Parks and Petworth.

Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle

 My Old Man’s a Dustman”  

Lonnie Donegan was a well-known entertainer in the 1950’s and 60’s and inspired musicians such as The Beatles, Elton John, Van Morrison and many others!

Our speaker is Bob Wragg

Standen House and Gardens

Standen House was built by James and Margaret Beale as a family home in 1891 and designed by Philip Webb.  It is of Arts and Crafts design with William Morris & Co. Interiors.   Read the fascinating tale linking to William Morris and Philip Webb

Steam Train from Tenterden to Bodiam Castle

A combination of heritage railway and ancient castle

Sussex Wildlife Trust

In a slight change to the advertised programme, Charlotte Owen from the Trust talked about her life as a Wildcall Officer.