Tim will host visits from clubs – because of the weather and day length, these need to be arranged to take place in the summer.

If your club would like a mention here, send an email with your details.

Shenfield Garden Society

Meetings are held at Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road at 8pm every third Tuesday of the month (excl July, August & December) View website – shenfieldgardensociety.org.uk for more details

Galleywood Horticultural Society
Meet at the Keene Hall, Galleywood at 8pm
Braintree Organic Gardening Club
Meet at The Braintree Community Centre, Bocking End, Braintree  CM7 9AH  at 8pm unless other time given
£10/ year membership and £2.00 per meeting, includes tea/coffee and cake, visitors £4.00, first meeting free

North Romford Fuchsia Society

We meet on the first Friday of each month at The Catholic Social Club, Lowshoe Lane,
Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2AP.

Our first meeting of the year is held in February when we hold an optional beginners class starting at 7.15pm. Here you can learn the basics of growing. This session provides all beginners or novices with the advice and guidance they need to ensure they enjoy their fuchsias. This class normally ceases with the June meeting.
The full meeting begins at 8pm when we usually have an expert speaker to entertain us. Mainly on the subject of fuchsias, providing many hints and tips on how to grow well, interspersed throughout the year we also have speakers on a variety of different subjects, so our meetings are always a bit lively!
Our shop with pots, baskets fertilizers, perlite etc… All very competitively priced!

We aim to visit a nursery in the Spring for members to purchase plants.

Each year all members are given a free fuchsia cutting and asked to bring them back later in the Season to be judged.

Above all we are a welcoming friendly society, happy to help with a wealth of experienced fuchsia growers, who are keen to pass on their knowledge to old and new members alike.

We are always looking for new members to join, both beginners and experts are equally welcome.

Why not come along to one of our Friday nights as a guest, you are most welcome!


Upminster and District Horticultural Society

Lectures are held in the New Windmill Hall, St. Mary’s Lane, Upminster on Tuesday evenings.  Doors open 7.15 for 7.45pm.

Membership fee per annum – single £2.00, couple £3.00

Postal membership per annum – single £3.00, couple £4.00

2023-24 Programme


Date Lecture Subject Lecturer
14th March 2023 Weeds and the Weed-Free Garden Geoff Hodge
11th April 2023 Secrets of Hever Castle Neil Miller
9th May 2023 (and plant sale) Taste of Capel Manor Anne Luder
13th June 2023 Fuchsias Brian Carline
10th October 2023 Bedfords Park Walled Garden Lois Amos
14th November 2023 Spring Bulbs Nick Dobson
12th December 2023 Valentines Mansion and Gardens Georgina Green and

Diana Smith

9th January 2024


Growing Vegetables Mike Jervis
12th March 2024 Gardens of Great Britain Andrew Babicz

There is also a programme of outings for members


For further information contact – membership secretary 01708 228793


Please follow the links for details


Gardening Friends meet on the second Tuesday each month at The Salvation Army Centre, Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill, RM3 9PP at 7.30 pm. For details call Richard or Suzi 01708 701096.
Next meetings;


Green-Fingers organise outings to gardens.  For details call Peter or Kathy 0208 595 6768


Guild of Brentwood Gardeners
Meetings held at St Georges Church, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, commencing at 7.45pm – third Friday each month
Shotgate Garden Club
Meet on the third Wednesday of each month at The Community Hall, Bruce Grove, Shotgate, 8pm – 10pm Entry £2 including refreshments, non members £3. New members very welcome.  For Any Info Phone Carol 01268 571249 or Brenda 01268 472163.


Whittingham Roots & Shoots Gardening Club
The club meets on the first Friday of the month between 8 and 10 pm at Unity Hall, 144 Bramley Close E17 6EG. No parking restrictions, the W15 bus stops nearby.  Membership is £8 pa, with a £2 entry fee for members and £3 for non members, refreshments included. Your first visit is FREE.

The club offers interesting Speakers talking about a variety of gardening topics & related subjects, including Wildlife & Nature. We also hold demonstrations & offer horticulture advice, issue a monthly Newsletter and offer Outings.
If you have any questions please email whittingham.gardenclub@yahoo.co.uk or visit: www.whittinghamgardeningclub.blogspot.com