Programme 2018

TALKS & SHOWS are held at the Baptist Church large hall, Knightrider Street, Maidstone ME15 6LU

VISITORS are warmly welcomed!

Entry to TALKS – FREE for Members, £2 for Visitors (come in by the back doors through the church car park.

Entry to SHOWS – Exhibitors FREE, Members 30p, Visitors 50p, children FREE (come in by the front doors).

Further Information – please visit our contact us box.

Thursday 25 January 7.30pm


Thursday 1 February 7.30pm

TALK by Nigel Gibson – Grasses and Late Perennials

Thursday 1 March 7.30pm

TALK by Derek March – Bee Keeping and Encouraging Bees into the Garden

Thursday 5 April 7.30pm

TALK by Susan Shaw – Chelsea Flower Show

Saturday 7 April 1.30 – 4.00pm

SPRING SHOW – Daffodils, other Spring Flowers.

Floral Art, Cookery & Crafts, Refreshments, Seeds, Magazines.

Saturday 14 April – all day

Double Discount day (20% off) for MHS Members only.

At RUMWOOD NURSERIES, New Road, LANGLEY, Maidstone. A274

Thursday 3 May 7.30pm (in the Church)

TALK by Chris O’Donoghue – Great Dixter – Christopher Lloyd’s Well Tempered Garden

Sunday 6 May

COACH OUTING – Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield.

Sunday 3 June

COACH OUTING – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Saturday 23 June

GARDEN PARTY & Mini Summer Show – in a member’s garden – 2.00 to 5.00pm.

Saturday 1 September 1.30 – 4.00pm

LATE SUMMER SHOW – Vegetables, Fruit, Dahlias, other Flowers.

Floral Art, Cookery & Crafts, Refreshments, Produce Stall, Seeds, Magazines.

Thursday 6 September

COACH OUTING – Standen House and Gardens (NT), East Grinstead.

Thursday 4 October 7.30pm

TALK by Martin Flint – All About Chrysanthemums

Thursday 1 November 7.30pm

TALK by Steve Edney – Ten Years at the Salutation

Sunday 2 December (time tba)


Thursday 6 December 7.30pm

MEMBERS’ EVENING – Christmas Social