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Our final Club Meeting of 2017 is on Tuesday 12 December when, instead of a speaker and plant sale, we will have a Social Evening. There will be some games and maybe a small prize or two. Also, festive refreshments, a free raffle and fun quizzes. Look forward to a great relaxing social evening getting to know your fellow Club members and generally having a jolly good time.

Sue will be coming around with the Tea/Coffee and Raffle Rotas for next year for you to sign up to. You might like to give some thought as to which month might suit you best. The drinks and biscuits are provided by the Club so you just have to serve them and wash the mugs in the dishwasher.  Prizes for the raffle should be garden related and of a worthy value.

Our last talk of the year on Tuesday 14 November was from Barry Newman and what a talk it was. Full of tips and practical ideas with well-illustrated pictures. Definitely a man who knows his onions, and a lot more vegetables besides.


Bring your chequebook and/or extra cash to treat yourself. One cheque can cover all.

·                     Subscriptions for 2018 remain at £12 for the whole year. Always a bargain, you can pay at the December Club meeting and receive your programme of the wonderful events organised for 2018.

·                     Last few remaining 2018 Club Calendars. Small desk calendars at £4 each and, thanks to Black Friday, we now have half a dozen large Calendars at £7 each. First come first served.

·                     The annual Club lunch is at a new venue, La Meridiana in East Horsley. Christmas will be well and truly over so beat the winter blues and treat yourself to a lovely lunch in convivial company on Sunday 21 January 2018. Sign up and pay at December Club meeting. Choose your food on the day from a choice of three roasts, fish or pasta. Price £25 to include 10% service charge for 3 or 2 courses. All drinks at your own expense.


·                     Christmas at Kew - See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2017 to 1 January 2018. Follow a sparkling trail of over one million twinkling lights, illuminating heritage trees and buildings through the Gardens. Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections. Warm up with some mulled wine or hot chocolate and toast marshmallows around the fire.

·                     RHS - Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley 1 December – 3 January. Follow the fairy lights along the trail and see fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and brilliant illuminated trees.

·                     Savill Garden FREE Entry 1 December – 28 February. Normal car parking charges apply. 

·                     RHS - Butterflies in the Glasshouse. Escape to tropical climes from 13 January - 4 March 2018 at RHS Wisley.


Please save your postage stamps for the charity Canine Partners. Leave a small border (maximum half an inch) around the stamp. Foreign and British stamps. Give your stamps to Sue Jane who will pass them onto the charity. Charities can raise several thousand much needed pounds from stamps, so it is well worth saving them.