Speaker events

At least seven times a year we run our speaker events (also called monthly meetings) where interesting and knowledgeable speakers inform and delight our members. Subjects range from specific plants groups, gardens in different countries, wildlife, local gardens and gardeners.....


The events are held in St Peter's church Hall, Free Street, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1EE. It's beside the library. There is parking available on Free Street, and in the library car park. Please don't park right in front or beside the Hall as that is either reserved for speakers or you could block access. 


The events are free to members; £2 for non-members. 


Afterwards there is complementary tea coffee and biscuits. There is a raffle, and often a free prize draw for members. 


Details of our upcoming events are listed on our 'What's on?' page.  


There is no need to book, just turn up on the night.


25 September: The next speaker is Anthony Powell, who will be talking about scent in the garden.  Antony initially trained at Hillier Nurseries and then did an HND in amenity horticulture at Askham Bryan College in Yorkshire. Since then most of his work has been in private gardens although he also did a placement with the National Trust. He has made a number of visits to the Pyrenees, been on a Botanical Expedition to Kashmir and most recently an Alpine Garden Society trip to the Peloponnese in Greece. His talk on ‘Scent in the Garden’ comes out of many years of personal observations both from the gardens that he has worked in and those that he has visited.