Fuchsia
Group  calendar 2017

January. No
meeting                                                               


1st February
Speaker from  Friends of Bookham Commons coming to talk to us about the varied aspects of Bookham  Commons and the work that the friends are involved in.

1st March Speaker
from  Wildlife Aid  Leatherhead coming to talk about their work with wildlife  rescue in this area.   


5th April , Everett Leeds, clematis specialist who helped to form British Clematis Society and Co Author of  Encyclopedia  of Clematis will be coming to speak to us about clematis                                                 
                             

May  Plant auction please bring plants to sell (not only fuchsias) and
your money to buy as it is our main fundraiser

 7th June Alison Marsden, gardendesigner and further adult  education tutor from Kent is coming to talk to us about “ more gardening impact for less effort”

5th July Syd Garcia  Fuchsias

22nd 23rd July Annual Show at
Squires 

August no Meeting

6th September Carol Gubler Fuchsias 

 4th October Christie Leary growing Fuchsias in the green             

1st November agm                                          

6th December Social

 

     



We are thought to be the oldest fuchsia Group affiliated to the  British Fuchsia Society.  Founded in 1963 the Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. With monthly meetings, an annual show, talks and demonstrations our aim is to enthuse everyone about Fuchsias, which are immensely popular throughout the UK .

Our lively and friendly meetings are held on the  first
 Wednesday of each month ( apart from Jan and Aug) at  Squires GARDEN CENTRE EPSOM ROAD WEST HORSLEY Kt24 6ar  IN THE CAFE ANNEXE FROM 2.3O-4.30PM We have talks and demonstrations from many authoritative speakers on a wide variety of Fuchsia and horticulture related subjects, as well as talks  and cameo slots from our own members. New Members and Guests are always welcome. The annual membership fee is £20.and visitors are welcome at a charge of £3 per meeting.


The highlight of the year is undoubtedly our annual show.  Next year it will held at Squires Garden Centre, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6AR. The show runs over the weekend of Sat  22nd & 23rd July.  . It is run broadly under British Fuchsia Society (BFS) rules and judged by British Fuchsia Society accredited national judges.. Entrance is free,.we look forward to meeting you there!


                 
 We had a very successful show this year  with  a  good number of entries and Best in Show was awarded to Tony Barrett  for his entry  basket of ( cultivar) time after time and The Managers Choice was  awarded to Pam Barret for her entry of ( cultivar) Wassernymph. We are very grateful to Squires Gardren Centres  for  the use of their West Horsley Centre. as our  show venue and for their support throughout the growing year.
                     





Fuchsia variety- "Ashtede"