Wednesday 2nd February 8pm

Zoom talk Wednesday 2nd February at 8pm. “Gardening to Save Time”

Our speaker this month is Ben Pope who is the Head Gardener at a private estate in West Sussex.

His role includes caring for a large walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, shrubberies, topiary, ornamental lawns, a floral meadow, water features, woodland and hedges. Ben’s team propagate, grow and store fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the house, whilst maintaining the garden to a very high standard. …. and in his spare time, he looks after the onsite apiary.

So with all this he needs to know how to do it all efficiently and will give members tips on how to do the same in their own gardens.

Ben is also a lecturer at The Chelsea Physic Garden and at West Dean College.

This will be the last of our talks on Zoom for the foreseeable future as we will be returning to the Memorial Hall from March for our meetings 👏👏

If you would like to Zoom into this talk and enquire about joining, membership is jut £10 a year, please email for full details.

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society’s programme for 2022

Throughout 2021 the Society held monthly meetings on Zoom, held its annual Plant Sale and had a few social gatherings including a Summer picnic to celebrate its 50 years and a pre-Christmas afternoon tea.

We have been delighted with the support given by members gaining some new members along the way!

From March 2022 we will be back in our usual meeting place of the Wheathampstead Memorial Hall on the first Wednesday evening of the month at 8pm ….. hooray!

2022 programme

New members and visitors are very welcome. Annual membership is just £10 and visitor fee £3. Please email for full details

Welcome to Wheathampstead Horticultural Society!

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society has an enthusiastic membership of around 100 and is interested in all things horticultural.

The Society meets most months on the first Wednesday at 8pm in Wheathampstead Memorial Hall, Marford Road. We enjoy a variety of excellent talks, many by well-known garden designers, broadcasters and plantsmen and women.

We arrange visits to beautiful gardens, hold an annual plant sale in May and a Summer social. So there’s lots going on! Annual subscription is only £10.

Visitors to our meetings are always welcome, £3.

For further information please email

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The following are all old posts showing meetings and events which have been held in previous years

Forthcoming meetings and events

Wednesday 1st April, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by Kathy Brown – A Way with Plants

Wednesday 6th May, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by James Smallwood – Meticulous Auriculas

16th May, Mead Hall, Wheathampstead 10am – 12 noon Annual Plant Sale. Wonderful selection of bedding plants, perennials and vegetable plants at brilliant prices!

Wednesday 3rd June, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by Timothy Walker – From Diaz to Diamonds. A botanical journey around South Africa’s Western Cape

Wednesday 2nd September Talk by Adam Pasco – Easy Ways to Better Gardening

Saturday 12th September, Memorial Hall 2pm Autumn Show. The opportunity for members to show off their horticultural skills

Wednesday 7th October, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by Chelsea Gold winning designer Tom-Stuart Smith – Drawn from the Land

Wednesday 4th November, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by Kerrie Lloyd-Dawson – Border Bulbs

Wednesday 2nd December, Memorial Hall 8pm Talk by Graham Spencer – New Plants. The Future for your Garden