Ickenham and Swakeleys Horticultural Society

Lecture group

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The Society runs a number of events for members throughout the year. During the winter there are monthly lecture evenings, on different subjects of general interest. See below for forthcoming lectures.
We also run social outings to places of interest. Contact us if there is anywhere you would like to visit with other society members.

Graham has a series of illustrated talks that he will present to small groups and organisations. Please click the link below for more information.

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A warm wecome to our Lecture group and myself Graham Tarling..I've  been running the Lecture group since April 1997, when I took over from Bert Simpkins. The first lecture I organised in October 1997 was Called 'Four Seasons at Windsor', presented by Len Critchlow, and was about Saville Gardens, Windsor.
Our Lecture group programme starts In October, through to March, except January because of expected bad weather, in all it is five meetings, unless I decide to do an extra, which I have done on occasions, and always give that talk myself. 
 s far as I am concerned. the reason my predecessor asked me to take over the group was because of my Horticultural qualifications, and background. Over the years I have managed to collect numerous City & Guilds qualifications, and an Ordinary National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture which was obtained at Writtle College Chelmsford. I also hold a national Chainsaw Certificate and a Spray certificate, and I now have 36 years experience in the industry. For the last 11 years I have been self employed maintaining private gardens In Ickenham & Ruislip.
Please do come along to our talks, they are well worth going to, and if you do need any horticultural advice please feel free to contact me, ( as long as you are a member of our society of course )
Happy Gardening, Graham Tarling

The March lecture takes place on Wednesday 13th March, starting at 8pm in the URC Parlour. Ken Tombs will be giving a photographic tour of Southern India - including tea plantations, beaches and the backwaters.


Lecture series
Usually meet at the United Reformed Church, Ickenham.
£2 entry ISHS Members, £3 non members, includes tea & biscuits.
Contact Graham Tarling for more information on lectures@ickenham-horticultural.org.uk or 07985 470025

Dates for the 2018-2019 Lectures :

Wednesday 10th October 8pm
Friday 9th November 2pm
Friday 14th December 2pm
Friday 8th February 2pm
Wednesday 13th March 8pm