We have four lecture evenings during the year on wide ranging topics. (Please see panel and newsletter for details). At two of these, Spring and Autumn, we hold an informal ‘Table Show’ where members are invited to exhibit items which are in season.. These are judged by popular vote. Our Spring Plant Sale is also very popular and affords a wonderful opportunity to purchase a variety of plants, some grown by our members and others grown commercially but sold at a discount. There are bargains to be had! The cake stall at this event is hugely appreciated too.
This is our major fund raising event and one we rely on to enable us to continue the tradition of the large marquee at the Annual Show ( see link).
Plant Sale @ Stoke Poges Village Hall
Saturday 21st April 2018
Annual Show @ Stoke Poges School
Saturday 27th July 2019
Marquee opens 1.30pm
Annual General Meeting @ Stoke Poges School
Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 8.00pm
Lecture Evenings @ Stoke Poges School all 8.00pm
Wednesday 21st March 2018*
Wednesday 9th May 2018
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Wednesday 17th October 2018*
* denotes members evening with ‘table show* and buffet, with staging from 7.00pm. See newsletter and updates for competition class
NEXT SOCIETY EVENT
Wednesday 17 October 8 pm – Autumn Members Social Evening – buffet reception, informal table show and talk .
The Autumn Members’ Social will be held on Wednesday, 17th October 2018, when Mr Alex Burke, a member of the Daffodil Society, will talk about daffodils (narcissi) in general and will give a practical demonstration on the potting of bulbs for indoor flowering. This is the first time we have had a talk on daffodils so we are breaking new ground. The talk will be from 8pm to 9pm, to be followed by the buffet during which the members can cast their votes as usual on the merits of the exhibits on display. We emphasise the informality of this evening show.
As usual, entries for the informal show will be taken from 7pm to 8pm.
The schedule is as follows :-
1 Rose, large flowered, one bloom
2 Rose, ‘cluster flowered’, one stem
3 Annuals, one vase
4 Pansies and/or violas, 5 blooms
5 Herbaceous perennials, one vase
6 Chrysanthemum, one bloom
7 Spray chrysanthemums, one vase
8 Dahlia, one bloom, giant or large decorative or cactus type
9 Dahlia, one bloom, small or medium decorative or cactus type
10 One flowering pot plant
11 One foliage pot plant
12 A display of vegetables
13 Three apples
14 Any other kind of fruit
15 Heaviest apple