KHS entered a fabulous display at the St Andrews flower festival in October. A wheelbarrow filled with flowers, and one of the scarecrows from our scarecrow competition held at the allotments the previous week !
For 2019 we are trying a Show on the Go - not one but THREE events where you can enter your vegetables, fruit, flowers, crafts for a chance to win glory ! See the show guide for details of what you can enter on which occasion. Everyone very welcome to enter or to visit and admire the displays.
Remember to book early, using the Booking Form (on events page).
KHS “DAY OUT” Tuesday 9th April - Cliveden (N.T) and Maidenhead
The coach leaves the Tudor Drive library at 9.45 a.m. aiming to arrive at Cliveden about 11.00 am staying for 3 hours, then on to Maidenhead giving time to explore this riverside town, leaving for home at 16.30p.m.
Cost £20 per person (National Trust Members) or £32.00 per person (non N.T) includes coach fare and driver’s gratuity, guided tour of the house , tea/coffee with shortbread biscuit on arrival.
Apply for tickets early and at least a month before the outing.
The KHS Spring Plant Sale was a great success. Another record year of wonderful plants, mostly grown from seed by our Wednesday and Sunday Workers.
People flocked along to buy their flowers, tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs - despite it being Royal Wedding Day ! We did add a few extra flourishes in recognition, and the cakes went like... wedding cakes !
Ruth Blackford - a creative member of KHS, with an allotment at Parkfields, is a talented artist - and you can see her work in an exhibition entitled 'Kingston Characters' at The Rose Theatre in January. The exhibition consists of around 40 large scale textile portraits of local people, including our very own Ron Cook - seen here with his portrait. The work is made of fabric and uses stitching to capture detail.
Long term RHS (and of course KHS) member Rosemary Moore pledged to 'Green Grey Britain' and do something to transform a neglected space in Hatch Place. This is the result... She has featured on RHS Facebook and other social media sites too, with her good works inspiring others to do the same.
Saturday 1st. Our transport to East Anglia was an air conditioned Redwing coach. As the holiday progressed the weather got hotter and the air conditioning revived flagging KHS holiday makers.
It also became apparent this was the last holiday Nigel and Jane would organise and was their swan song so perhaps we should have been on a Whitewing coach.
Our first stop was for coffee at the Clacket Lane Services, 4 miles south of Biggin Hill, then on to RHS garden at Hyde Hall, Essex, relatively new, but with an already well established and beautiful dry garden and rose garden.
Scattered through the garden was sculpture both abstract and figurative nudes. Perhaps the vision would have...