Surrey Organic Gardening Group


SOGG events underlined (scroll to bottom for venue details)

Friday 27 January 2017, 7.30pm: The History and Future of Beddington Park Did you know Beddington Park was recently awarded Heritage Lottery funding? We welcome Sarah Price from Sutton Council for our first talk this year; as project support and volunteer co-ordinator, she will offer us a short history of the park and share plans for its enhancement and restoration for the future.
Friday 24 February 2017, 7.30pm: Annual General Meeting followed by 'Stay Healthy in the Garden'  Back by popular demand, Ruth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of natural products, remedies and wholefoods to support health and wellbeing. Noah's Wholefoods independent store was established in Wallington by her father in the 1970s and Ruth is an accessible and interesting speaker.

Friday 31 March 2017, 7.30pm: Latest plans for Wandle Valley Sue Morgan, chief executive of Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust brings us news of developments along the Wandle to protect and nurture wildlife and waterways in this valuable and essential green corridor through South London.

Friday 28 April 2017, 7.30pm: Flower Gardens Thanks to David Cheston, who stepped in at very short notice in April to give a talk about the Flower Garden. A former Sutton College lecturer and RHS judge, with many years' experience working in horticulture in public and private gardens, we were most grateful to him when our booked lecturer had to cancel due to illness.
Friday 26 May 2017, 7.30pm Carshalton Community Allotment Simon Honey and Gilli Cooling bring the latest news from our favourite local gardening project, which offers local people the opportunity to grow veg together, and so much more.
Friday 30 June 2017, 7.30pm Bumble bees and other bees Michelle Enhoult,the Little Honey Bee Company. We may all now recognise the value of bees in our gardens, but do we know which bees we're looking at and how best to create the right conditions for them to thrive? Michelle, who is a stallholder at Sutton farmers and artisan market, will offer information and ideas to enable us to recognise and support bees in all their diversity.

and more about bees for the young ones...
Tuesday 8th August 1.30am-3pm Go Wild for Bees at Sutton Ecology Centre. Come and learn some more about these amazingly busy creatures! Play games, taste honey and make a bee hotel to take home. Cost: £5 per child 3yrs+. Booking essential. Siblings Welcome. To book visit
No meetings in July or August.
Friday 29 September 2017, 7.30pm Gales, Greenhouses and Global Warming The historical talk by Rupert Matthews has been postponed since he has become an MEP, instead Ian Currie will relate how the climate of the UK has changed over the ages, and explore more recent patterns and how the South-East will be affected.
Friday 27 October 2017, 7.30pm Harvest supper and Quiz Please bring (labelled) food to share and team up for our light hearted quiz. General knowledge is likely to be a greater asset than encyclopaedic gardening expertise (although there will of course be some horticultural and/or organic themes!)
Friday 24 November 2017, 7.30pm The Garden in Winter SOGG is delighted to host *Margaret Easter*, who brings a wealth of knowledge from her beautiful plantswoman’s garden in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Margaret has run her garden organically for 30 years, is an RHS listed speaker and professional garden photographer and holds three national collections, for Thyme, Hyssop and Savory. We look forward to welcoming her for our final talk this year.

Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the last Friday of the month (except July, August, December) at the Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, off Nightingale Road, Carshalton, SM5 2DL opposite Carshalton College).

020 8401 2739

S.O.G.G. c/o Ecolocal
The Old School House
Mill Lane, Carshalton