MEMBERSHIP OPEN TO ALL
Although Kensington Gardeners' Club meets in Kensington and trips start and end there, membership is open to ALL. We are affiliated to The London Garden Society. Many of our members, past and present, have gone on to win prizes in the LGS London wide competition.
ZOOM LECTURES - Free to members and a suggested donation of £5 for guests. Payment may be made by cheque, bank transfer or via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. To participate and for more payment details please email Susan at email@example.com.
RECENT ONLINE LECTURE - Thursday February 11, 2:30pm via Zoom.
Timothy Walker, botanist and gardener presented the world premiere of 'SPRING INTO GARDENING AGAIN' –what to do and grow in the garden for a great spring display. Gardeners know that spring has arrived when there is too much to do in the time available. This talk looked at what needs to be done and when. Timothy also suggested some plants to grow for March to May. It is based on his new small (100m2) garden where he has been gardening since 2014. Click HERE for his plant list.
UPCOMING ONLINE LECTURE - Tuesday March 9, 2:30pm via Zoom.
"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" - Japanese Gardens. Join Nancy Stevens as she takes us on a journey through Japan and their beautiful gardens. This lecture will cover the importance of gardens to the Japanese, how they use them, the different types, and the techniques employed within them. It will answer the burning questions you have always wanted answered, such as why the Japanese gardeners of the 15th century were 'untouchables', what the wandering stream banquet is and what the connection with sake is, why Japanese bridges are so high and arched and which temple was burned down in 1950 by a mad monk - and much more.
UPCOMING ONLINE LECTURE - Friday April 9, 2:30pm via Zoom.
Dr David Marsh, garden historian, will present 'The Opposite of Chelsea: The Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire'. Like Chelsea, Chaumont hosts designed gardens every year, but on a shoestring budget, encouraging recycling and emphasizing the meaning behind the garden. The results are memorable and often humorous.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
VISITS to interesting gardens
TALKS by gardening experts
GARDEN COMPETITION with prizes and trophies
CLUB MEETINGS & TALKS
Club meetings and talks take place in the basement lecture theatre at Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX.
Doors open at 2.00pm and talks commence at 2.30pm. Club meetings are free to members. Members are welcome to bring guests at a cost of £5 per guest.
Tea and biscuits follow the meetings at modest cost. This is a good opportunity to meet fellow members and socialise.
PROPOSED EVENTS 2021 - details to be confirmed
Exbury Garden, Hampshire – 200-acre site world famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias.
LONDON VISIT - Kew Gardens Tree Walk with Pat Smallcombe.
Pitzhanger Manor Ealing – meet at the gardens and grounds of Walpole Park, the delightful country home of Sir John Soane. Free entrance to the gardens, entrance fee for the house and gallery.
Parham House and Gardens in West Sussex – a superb Elizabethan family house with award-winning gardens.
GARDEN EXCURSION - Derbyshire
Three days of garden visits, including Hardwick Hall. We will be staying in Buxton and exploring gardens in the area.
LONDON VISIT - Fenton House Hampstead
Visit this handsome 17th century National Trust house with walled garden.
October 10, 2021
GARDEN VISIT - RHS Garden Wisley
The flagship garden of the RHS.