What's on in 2019?


Talks take place at Charing Barn, (Church Barn. Market Place, Charing, Kent, TN27 0LP) at 7.30pm and for members cost £2 for the talk and a cup of tea or coffee afterwards or you can simply take part in our monthly raffle. Non members pay £3 to attend. At the talks you will also have the opportunity to browse the seed swap table or have a look at our 'Homes for Unwanted Plants scheme' and perhaps give a donation to the society for one of the plants grown by our members. See below for more details.


Date Speaker Topic
Mon 21 Jan 2019 at 2pm
Tim Ingram
Snowdrops and Hellibores
Sat 16 Feb at 2pm
Ian Currie
Weather Lore
13 March
Martin Heard
The Gardens of the Impressionists
17 April
Maureen Rainey
Small meadows for gardeners
10 May
Floral Art for the Show
14 August
Hugh Raggett
The Hanbury Gardens at La Mortola, Italy
16 October
Kevin Tooher
Roses for the garden
13 November
Free glass of wine to help the evening along
4 December
Xmas social
Have a chat and a glass of mulled wine with fellow gardeners



If you need transport to any garden visit please contact a committee member.

Date Visiting Further information Cost

Sunday 2 June

Postling - 2 gardens
Travel in your own vehicle or request a lift


Friday 2 August

Tram Hatch
Travel in your own vehicle or request a lift




Seed Swap

At every meeting there will be a table set up with packets of interesting seeds to try. If you would like a packet of seeds simply bring along a few of your own unwanted seeds to swap as we are keen to build a small stock. There will be plenty of small envelopes for your seeds if you do not but please try to have as much details about the seeds eg names and variety and when they were collected so that people know what they will be growing.

Homes for Unwanted Plants

As gardeners we all have plants, seedlings or bulbs that we don't need so we are setting up a mechanism to provide your excess plants with new homes - where you will be confident that they will be loved and nurtured.

Just bring along your spare plants, seedlings or bulbs to one of our meetings and make them available to fellow gardeners. Anyone who wants to give a plant a new home will be asked to make a small donation to society funds. However, if your plant is still there at the end of the meeting please do ensure you take it back as we have no means of storing them!

Member Gardens - Wine and Wander

There is a £3 entry fee and you will be able to look at different styles of private gardens at different stages of development with a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice to smooth your walk! This is only available for members of the society and their partners so for details please consult your membership annual or look out for our emailed newsletter. Don't forget to bring your current membership card on the day.

Wine and Wander dates:

Friday 2 June 2pm - Godwins

Saturday 7 September 2pm - Lynton Lodge

Supporters in 2019:

Member discounts at:

Other supporting advertisers

Airports & Allports Taxi

The Barn Shop

Charing Court

Charing Motors

Glass & Glaze

Godinton House

Granary Spa

Hadlow College

Outofthebox Events

Kilby Chimney Sweep

Kilby Pest Control


Mr Hills Tree Company

Lotus Print

NFU Mutual

Mulberrys Tea Room

Thorneloe Solicitors