Welcome to the Malden and Coombe Horticultural Society
Established in 1924, the Malden & Coombe Horticultural Society (MCHS) is one of the oldest horticultural societies in the South of England. The Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture, developing the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment, and working with gardeners and allotment holders with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint.
The Society's programme of activities includes:
• Informative talks by professional speakers (see our Calendar page for our 2015 programme)
• Bi-monthly newsletters
• Annual plant sale, flower and vegetable show
• Discounted scheme for seeds, plants and other sundries
• Trading huts offering discounted prices for members' gardening requirements
Membership costs just £6 a year. Visit our Membership page for details on how to apply.
My Years as Head Gardener at Little Mynthurst Farm
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Speaker: Mark Dobell, Head Gardener at Gardeners Den Ltd.
Mark Dobell is an old friend of the Society. Mark is Director and Head Gardener at Gardeners Den Ltd., a company which he has been with since 1990. Gardeners Den Ltd. is a niche market of estate garden management, including general maintenance contracts, individual planting projects (shrubs, trees, perennials, bedding schemes etc.) with high standards of workmanship in all areas undertaken.
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Speaker: Joy Lee, Horticulturist
Joy Lee is now retired from a working life principally engaged in teaching horticulture, with the emphasis on the practical side of the subject. Her career started on the Marquis of Exeter's estate, which then boasted the largest walled garden in the country run on a commercial basis, providing a broad practical basis for her subsequent studies and teaching posts. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, speaks widely on horticultural topics, donating the proceeds of her speaking engagements to the National Trust. She describes her principal occupation now as gardening, in connection with her own garden and other voluntary projects such as Orleans House in Twickenham.
All talks are held at the United Reform Church in New Malden from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served during the interval. Non-members are welcome as well!
Finally, don't forget the huts have got quality low-cost supplies only available to members.