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 1st September 2018

Doors open at 2.00pm for what will be a new layout to our Show. We are donating proceeds to "Children in Need 2018" and Pudsey Bear will be there to help us along. There will be a new feature with a Market Street of local traders displaying their wares. Come along and bring the family.

Compost for All

Thursday 20th September 2018

Mick Poultney from Colley Gate Gardening Club in the Midlands will talk about his very simple, tried and trusted methods for good composting. He can achieve useable compost in 6 weeks so come along and learn the secrets.

Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

Thursday 18th October 2018 - remember this is also our Pot Plant Show

Alan Yates, an N.V.S. Judge, grower and exhibitor of first class vegetables will discuss his methods. So if you have limited space in your garden for vegetables, here's how to grow them.

Annual Dinner at Cathcart Castle Golf Club

Thursday 1st November 2018

Booked for a Thursday evening again. Price should be around £20.00, so book early. Full details at September Lecture.

Plant Names and their Origins

Thursday 15th November 2018

We welcome back Roy Sexton to tell us how plants got their names. It could reflect a use, time of flowering, country of origin, colour, plant hunter etc. and he will give us an illustrated talk on the work of W. Lindsay, Archdeacon of Dublin who wrote a book on the subject.

A Year in the Garden

Thursday 17th January 2019 - following our short AGM.

We welcome another new speaker to Clarkston in the form of Susan Boyd, from Pollok Country Park. Susan is also a member of the Barrhead Horti. Socy. and will talk about her 12 months in the garden.

Harbingers of Spring

Thursday 21st February 2019

Billy Carruthers from Binny Plants nr. Edinburgh will talk on the plants we love to see at the beginning of Spring as the weather warms up. He also specialises in Paeony Roses and will have some plants for sale.

Orchids - Care and Cultivation

Thursday 21st March 2019

Peter Timoney is our speaker tonight and he was at Clarkston some 5 years ago giving us tips on how to grow these delicate plants. He hails from Bonhard Garden nr. Scone and will give us a hands-on workshop so bring along any problem plants you may have.

Beechgrove - Behind the Lens

Thursday 18th April 2019

George Anderson needs no introduction and will endear us with all the gossip from behind the scenes at the Beechgrove Garden. Stories about Jim & Carol and some presenters you may be too young to remember.

Members Night & Plant Swop

Thursday 16th May 2019

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. Maybe we should change the name of this meeting as it is not just for members - all welcome. We also raise money for charity with our plant swap.