The RHS of NSW Inc.
DIARY DATES FOR 2013
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Unless stated otherwise, meetings of The RHS of NSW Inc. for 2013 will be held of the 4th Wednesday of the month at Beecroft Bowling Club, 128 Copeland Road, Beecroft, commencing at 9.45 am on the following dates:
WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE
Regular meeting. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. The horticultural guest speaker will be RHS Secretary, Heather Pryor, speaking about the garden events she visited in Amsterdam in May, 2013 (this is a short notice change to our previously advised speaker). The floral art demonstration will be conducted by Mrs. Joan Perkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller of Ikebana International.
WEDNESDAY 24 JULY
Regular meeting. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. The horticultural guest speaker with be Hon. President, Mrs. Cecily Rogers who will speak about her 2012 European trip. The floral art demonstrator will be Mrs. Madhu Shah.
WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST
Workshop day. Subject will be 'Wiring a floral ball'. BYO lunch.
WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST
This will be the Society's Annual General Meeting. Regular meeting to follow. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. The horticultural guest speaker will be Mrs. Robyn Bible, who will speak about Pelargoniums and Geraniums. Due to the shortness of time, no floral art demonstration will occur at this meeting.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Regular meeting. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. Horticultural guest speaker will be Mr. Gary Larkin speaking about Orchids. The floral art demonstrator will be Mrs. Ok Hee Song.
WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER
Regular meeting. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. The horticultural speaker will be Mr. Bernard Pryor speaking about the 2013 RHS (UK) Malvern Show. The floral art demonstration will be conducted by Mrs. Lanny Pramana.
WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Workshop day. Subject to be 'Christmas theme'. BYO lunch.
THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER
Annual Christmas luncheon and 'end of year' meeting. Please see Floral Art page and/or Specimen exhibit page for competition categories for this meeting. THIS MEETING IS ON A THURSDAY!
DATES FOR 2013
Do you want to plan well ahead for your garden show attendances? Well here are some events that may be of interest to you!
This information is provided free of charge to RHS Affiliate Societies. Please provide the webmistress with as much advance notice as possible, so that your event can be posted with plenty of lead-in time. Thank you.
RHS Affiliated Societies are asked to complete the special '2013 Events' page forwarded to all affiliated Societies in early 2013, so that correct information is noted below, thank you.
SATURDAY 20 JULY, 2013
The Highland Garden Society Bowral, Inc. will be holding its annual 'Winter Seminar' today. The event commences at 9.45am and is being held at the Uniting Church Hall, Cnr. Boolwey & Bendooley Streets, Bowra. The cost is $25 per person, which includes morning tea, luncheon and some great guest speakers. This years event features Mr. Simon Riclands, talking on 'designing an herbaceous border' plus 'heirloom vegetables' plus Mr. Paul Tyerman talking on 'rare bulbs. For further information please contact Mr. Ray Bradley on Tel (02) 4861 4090 or email: email@example.com
SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER, 2013
Engadine Home Gardners' Club Inc. will be holding their Annual Spring Flower Show today at Engadine Central Public School Hall, Waratah Road, Engadine from 11am - 4pm. Gold coin entry (donation to the school) fee. There will be entries in the following: decorative arrangements, flowers, succulents, potted plants, vegetables and daffodil championship. For further information please contact Mrs. C. Larnach (Hon. Secretary) on Tel 9520 0670. Entried must be lodged by 7pm on Thur 5 September, 2013.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 2013
Caringbah Garden Club will be holding their annual Spring Floral Art and Garden Show today at Caringbah High School Gymnasium, Willarong Road, Caringbah. The event opens at 12 noon and concludes at 4pm. Enjoy horticultural displays, floral art, cut flowers, pot plants, fruit and vegetable displays and more. A craft and book stall is available for your pleasure, as will be afternoon tea. Entry is $3 for adults, with children free. For further information, or a Show Schedule, please contact the Society via telephone on (02) 9525 6152 or (02) 9525 9613.
SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 2013
Mosman Home Gardeners Society Inc. are hosting a 'Floral Festival - First Flush of Spring' this weekend. The event is open from 10am to 5pm for the floral show, then from 6pm to 9pm for the cocktail event on Saturday. The event is also open from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday for the Sale day. The event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Garden Club. Her Excellency, Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW will be officiating on Saturday. The event is being held at Mosman Art Gallery Grand Hall, Art Gallery Way, Mosman. For further information please contact Mrs. Jacqueline Tuck on Tel 9904 4959 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 2013
Join the Blackheath & District Horticultural Society for its annual Flower & Craft Show this weekend. The event is being held at the Community Hall, Great Western Highway, Blackheath (walking distance from the railway station). Open on Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm and on Sunday from 9am to 3.30pm. For more information please contact the Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Laraine Graham on Tel (02) 4787 7896 or via email: email@example.com
SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 2013
Visit the Spring Horse Show at Castle Hill Showground, Carrington Road, Castle Hill. Open from 8.30am - 3pm. Free entry. Horse competition featuring some of the finest horses in the locality and the state. Contact Mrs. Lynne Fuller, Castle Hill Show Secretary on Tel (02) 9634 2623 for further details.
SATURDAY 26 & SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER, 2013
The Bathurst Spring Spectacular is happening this weekend. Thre are ten beautiful gardens in the Bathurst area to visit over the weekend. Tickets for the entire weekend are $15 per person. To obtain more information please contact Anne Llewellyn on Tel (02) 6331 4117 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 26 & SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER, 2013
Members and friends of The RHS of NSW are invited to spend a day (or whole weekend) in the beautiful southern highlands while attending the Bundanoon Garden Ramble. Different gardens are available to visit every year. Tickets are available from the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Bundanoon. $5 per garden or $20 for all gardens. Tour buses welcome. Don't forget to visit the wonderful 'gardeners' paradise' in the Memorial Hall where plants and garden-related items are available for purchase. For further details please email: email@example.com or visit the website for updated information at: www.bundanoongardenramble.org.au
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2013
Members of the Bemboka Garden Club invite you to attend their 29th annual Bemboka Flower Show. The Show is open to the public from 12 noon to 3pm. Admission fee is $5, which includes light refreshments. This event will be held in the Bemboka Memorial Hall, Loftus Street, Bemboka. To obtain more information, please contact Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Judith O'Heir on Tel (02) 6493 0242 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 2013
Visit the Twilight Horse Show at Castle Hill Showground, Carrington Road, Castle Hill. Open from 8.30am - 3pm. Free entry. Horse competition featuring some of the finest horses in the locality and the state. Contact Mrs. Lynne Fuller, Castle Hill Show Secretary on Tel (02) 9634 2623 for further details.
(Left) RHS Life Member, Mrs. Elsie Adler, proudly wears her 'Champion Floral Art' ribbon at the 2013 Ingleburn Show, (Centre) RHS member, Mr. John Woodfield proudly displays his RHS (UK) Banksian Medal ribbon, award and medal won at the RAS Easter Show, 2013, (right) a beautiful rose seen at the 2013 Ingleburn Show.
RECENT AWARDEES AND SNIPPETS
Congratulations to the following recipients of the RHS of NSW Inc. Medals at various Shows and events around the state:
As noted in the photograph above, RHS member, Mr. John Woodfield of Canberra was the recipient of the 2013 RHS (UK) Banksian Medal, presented by the NSW RAS at the 2013 Royal Easter Show for the most successful exhibitor. Congratulations John!
Mr Roy Brook was awarded the RHS of NSW Inc. special 150th anniversary medal for 'Most Successful Exhibitor' at the Central West Horticultural Society (Dubbo) Inc. on 14 October, 2012. Roy also won the NSW Rose Medal for Champion Rose at the Show. Congratulations Roy. A photo appears below of RHS Judge, Mrs. Maureen Ford of Lithgow presenting Mr. Brook with his award.
Mrs. Jean Young was awarded the RHS 150th anniversary medal by the Ramsgate-Sans Souci Garden club in late 2012. Jean has been a member of the garden club for 24 years and was presented with the award to recognise her winning the highest annual point score, from a strong field of exhibitors. Society Hon. Secretary, Carolyn Gates also noted in her letter 'Jean has received many gardening awards over the years, but the RHS 150th Anniversary Medal is the most delightful one she has been awarded'. Congratulations Jean - and 'job well done' for Ramsgate-Sans Souci Garden Club too! The photos provided will be included in the next RHS journal.
If a member of your affiliated Society has been awarded the special 150th anniversary Medal, please forward a photo to the webmistress and we'll be happy to upload it to the website.
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This page was updated on 25 June, 2013