Events

Forthcoming Events

These are the next events planned by Epping Horticultural Society - note them on your calendar!
Mar
20
Wed
Trekking in Mongolia
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hugh Meteyard has kindly agreed at short notice to give his illustrated talk on Trekking in NW Mongolia, relating his experiences and the plants he found there.
There will also be a raffle and refreshments will be available.
Entrance at the door £1: the evening will start at 8pm
Mar
24
Sun
The Asian Hornet Invasion
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Epping Forest Beekeepers’ Association would like to invite Epping Horticultural Society members to a free one-day conference on Sunday 24 March at Copped Hall, Epping, when we will explore the threat posed to UK beekeeping and the wider natural environment by the Asian hornet, a non-native invasive species. Five eminent speakers will present their experiences and demonstrate how we can all play a part to prevent the establishment of this serious environmental threat, which is a voracious predator of insects.

As you may be aware, the Asian hornet entered the south of France by ship from Asia in 2004 and has now reached the Channel coast. During the last two years it has made fleeting visits to Devon, Cornwall, Hull, Surrey, Hampshire, and Dungeness. It is established in Jersey.

Booking for the event is essential and tickets may be reserved at Eventbrite.

Tea and home-made cakes will be on sale during intervals, but please bring a packed lunch.

Please contact Katy Langley (Secretary of Epping Forest Beekeepers’ Association) if you need further information.

Apr
27
Sat
Trip to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Leonardslee has fabulous displays of Rhododendrons and Azaleas at this time of year. There’s also a restored manor house, woodlands and a unique doll’s house experience.

Please contact Louise to book your seats, and we’ll see you on the coach at Baker’s Lane!

May
11
Sat
Plant Swap
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come along with your spare plants, and see whether someone else has brought something you could grow on! There’s usually plenty of choice, not to mention a raffle and the usual excellent range of refreshments.

Jun
8
Sat
Scarecrow weekend
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On the weekend of 8th-9th June, there will be a Scarecrow Community Trail in Epping. Families and businesses are creating scarecrows outside their premises for you to visit and vote for the best. Contact  if you’d like to take part, or for more details of the event.

On the day, come to the Market Garden Terrace by Marks & Spencer to get your scarecrow trail map.

Jun
9
Sun
Scarecrow weekend
Jun 9 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 4:00 am

On the weekend of 8th-9th June, there will be a Scarecrow Community Trail in Epping. Families and businesses are creating scarecrows outside their premises for you to visit and vote for the best. Contact  if you’d like to take part, or for more details of the event.

On the day, come to the Market Garden Terrace by Marks & Spencer to get your scarecrow trail map.

Jun
19
Wed
AGM and Rose Competition
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AGM and Rose Competition @ Pelly Court

Come along and support your Horticultural Society! And bring a single stem rose to enter the competition.

There will be a raffle and refreshments as usual.

Jul
13
Sat
Willow Weaving
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willow Weaving @ Meadow Road Allotments

Deb Hart will return with her ever popular Willow weaving to the grass outside the Trading Hut at Meadow Road Allotments. Come and make something useful for the garden! Places are limited so please contact Louise to book.

Aug
24
Sat
The Society’s Summer Show
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Our Annual Horticultural Show will again take place at St John’s Church. The full list of classes and the show theme will be announced in due course, so keep an eye on this website!

As usual we will need volunteers to help set up the afternoon before, and to restore the church to its proper layout after the show – contact David Buckle if you can help.

Sep
21
Sat
Autumn Trip to Denbies Wine Estate
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Our Autumn trip will be an educational tour of one of the largest wine producing estates in the UK, finishing with a tasting in the cellars.

There are two restaurants for lunch, a farm shop, and fine views over the North Downs.

More information will be put here in due course.