The 2023 Annual Lecture sponsored by The Dysart

This year the Horti Committee are delighted to be welcoming Rosie Flyne Head Gardener at Chiswick house to talk for this year’s lecture entitled:

Gardening for the future – how Chiswick’s historic gardens continue to grow

8th June 2023

7pm (for a 7.30pm Start of presentation)

Members Free Entry, Non members £5 on the door

Wine and soft drinks will be for sale: cash and card accepted

St Andrew’s Church Hall,  Church Road, Ham Common, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HG

By 65 Bus from Richmond or Kingston, Plenty of bicycle and car parking outside venue

Rosie Fyles is Head of Gardens at Chiswick House and Gardens Trust. Having worked in the National Trust for almost 10 years, latterly as Head Gardener of Ham House and Garden, Rosie began her working life in marketing and communications. Known for her wildlife-friendly, climate-conscious approach to developing historic gardens, Rosie has contributed widely to print and broadcast media, including The Sunday Times, Period Living Magazine, Country Homes and Interiors and Wildflower. At Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, Rosie is part of a team leading and innovative approach to inclusivity in gardens through community engagement, free access and a large-scale improvement of facilities while energising the spirit and character of the Grade 1 listed 65-acre gardens. Rosie is a Trustee of Silent Space, a charity that promotes and enables peaceful time in green spaces.

On the 28th September join Charlie McCorriston and Emily Powell-Blyth for a cooking demonstration of Apple Recipes for Long Autumn Evenings.  


Location within Petersham and Ham to be confirmed 

Places limited to 15 please email to reserve your place

Cost £20 (with glass of wine and nibbles)


On the 29th September Join Helen Marriage Volunteer at Kew Gardens on a guided walk round Kew and talk.  Helen is involved in a project looking at flowering times of 100 plants Kew.  

Free to Members 

Places Limited to 20 Please Email to reserve your place


On 13th October Julie from Palms and Violets is doing a table centre workshop

details to be confirmed.


on 16th November All members are welcome to join us for our Annual drinks party and our brief AGM.

From 7pm

Details to be confirmed



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