talks and events

Winter Lectures & Events Programme 2017-2018.

All talks are held in Clarkston Halls at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)

Annual Flower Show at Clarkston Halls

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Kirsten Oswald, our former MSP will open the Show at 2.30pm to present the prizes. Doors open at 2.00pm at Clarkston Halls.

Rumbling Bridge Nursery

Thursday 21st September 2017

Graeme & Hilary Butler who own the Nursery specialising in alpines. auriculas & perennials will discuss their plants. Hopefully some will be available for sale.

Understanding & Growing Ferns

Thursday 19th October 2017 - remember this is also our Pot Plant Show

Dr Heather McHaffie is another first time speaker to Clarkston from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. She will illuminate us on the culture and growing of plants we don't have enough of in our gardens.

Annual Dinner at Cathcart Castle Golf Club

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Booked for a Thursday evening this time. Price should be under £20 so book early. Full details at September Lecture.

Garden Photography Workshop

Thursday 16th November 2017

We welcome back, Andrea Jones, prizewinning photographer who will demonstrate techniques covered in her new book on photographing plants. Andrea has travelled the world for many garden publications.

The Arctic and its Flora

Thursday 18th January 2018 - following our short AGM.

Just when you need one photographer, two come along at once. Another renowned professional, Duncan McEwan has some stunning images of the Arctic regions showing plants that survive in this harsh environment. Another first time speaker to the Society.

Pests & Diseases in the Garden

Thursday 15th February 2018

Jim Williams FNVS is a former President of the National Vegetable Society but will not be just discussing vegetables this evening. He discusses all the nasty's that can decimate our flower beds, greenhouses and vegetable patches.

Pretty Ugly Plants

Thursday 15th March 2018

Alex Reynolds talks about his business in growing and selling carnivorous plants. If flesh eating plants are your thing, or even if they are not, delve into the fascinating world of plants who have different ways of obtaining nutrients.


Thursday 19th April 2018

Brian Young, from Holmes Farm Plants, a confessed plantaholic, discusses his favourite plant. The humble Iris has many relatives, so here is how to grow them.

Members Night & Plant Swop

Thursday 17th May 2018

A fairly relaxed evening where members can discuss gardening problems, have a plant swap and generally enjoy the friendliness of our Horticultural Society. There will be a short presentation, the subject matter t.b.a.