Wolverhampton Horticultural Society
Programme for 2020/2021

Due to the continuing problems with covid the Committee is only planning the Programme for the next five months. All meetings are currently planned as Zoom meetings. Details for the rest of the Programme will be made available throughout the year in line with any changes to Covid restrictions relating to meetings.

A group of gardening clubs/societies from North Staffordshire have formed the TENDER SHOOTS NETWORK whose aim is to jointly promote Zoom talks on gardening topics during the current Covid restrictions. The Society has affiliated to this network so all of their talks are available free to our members.

All Zoom meetings need to be pre-booked with Stella Gilmartin at Please contact Stella at least a week before each event so that you can be registered. A link to the Zoom meeting can then be sent to you shortly before the meeting.

DateSpeaker Additional information
13th JanuaryMartin & Jill Fish

Gardening on the menu – Zoom meeting
Martin, a professional gardener, has been growing vegetables since he was a teenager and he draws on his many years of practical experience to give easy- to follow advice and tips on getting the best from your crops. Jill loves food, especially when it involves fruit and vegetables picked fresh from their garden, and she shares a selection of her seasonal dishes, many of which have been family favourites for many years.
Martin’s love of gardening and Jill’s love of cooking with fresh garden produce make for the perfect combination in Gardening on the Menu
10th FebruaryIngrid Millington

Auriculas – Zoom meeting
Local nursery Hillview Hardy Plants are holders of the National Plant Collections of Acanthus and Albuca.
Hillview specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous, with a particularly large ranges of Auricula and Canna. Ingrid has given talks to the society before and returns to give a talk on Auriculas.
10th MarchMarcus Chilton-Jones

The making of Bridgewater garden; plans and progress – Zoom meeting
Opening 11 May 2021: RHS Garden Bridgewater, a new spectacular 154-acre garden, transforming the historic grounds of Worsley New Hall in Salford into a beautiful green place for the local community and visitors to enjoy all year-round.
14th AprilAGM and Spring Show
Members only
A link to join the meeting will be sent out a few days in advance. As well as the usual AGM reports (including the election of new Committee members), we plan to use the time to chat over “virtual nibbles and drinks”. You are also invited to bring your pot of dwarf tulips or other plants to show and compare.
12th MayNancy Stevens
Foxtrot: 20 years Hard Labour (Gardening on a slope).
What happened after I asked Dan, my long suffering husband, to put in some stepping stones to enable me to get halfway up the garden.
9th JuneHoward Drury

Gardens of Northumberland and Edinburgh.
14th JulyMike Hinton

Event cancelled.
11th AugustPhilip Aubury

Growing for showing
Ideal timing to encourage and provided guidance to members on entering exhibits in this year’s Annual Show.
11th SeptemberAnnual Show

Full details to be confirmed closer to the date and dependent upon covid restictions.
13th OctoberVic Aspland

A brighter side of winter.
10th NovemberDiana Perry
8th DecemberChristmas Social Evening

More Info: The Society meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Beckminster Church hall, Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7BJ.

Refreshments from 7.00pm, talks at 7.30pm.

Membership £20 a year, visitors £4.00 a meeting.

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