Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

THE ABERDEEN HORTICULTURIST Publication of the Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen. SCIO Number 20993. Autumn 2018 A message from your Chairman, Terry Stott.

Our Spring Show in March was a successful weekend and it was good to see so many entries in spite of the variable weather in the early part of the year. It was good to welcome exhibitors coming along from Keith and Edinburgh. We’ve had two well attended garden visits this summer, one to Blairwood House, Blairs in June and the other to Middle Cairncake near Cuminestown in July. Workshops are continuing for both adults and children and further information on the rest of this years’ programme will be found elsewhere. Plans are all in place for the summer show and thanks must go to our generous sponsors for their help in putting it on. Thanks must also go to donors of prizes and all those who volunteer to come along to help as well as the Directors. If it were not for sponsorship, the Society would be unable to put on the show. Our new Website is up and running, please take a look. SEEDS

Each year we get catalogues from Dobies of Devon. A discount of up to 40% on seeds and 10% on onions, potatoes, plants and all other gardening equipment is available by using the Society discount code. Let Wendy Suttar know on mobile 075950463 if you would like a catalogue which usually arrives towards the end of September.

AGM 12th February 2019 7.30pm is to be held again next year in the Beacon Centre, Kepplehills Road, Bucksburn where there is plenty of parking outside the venue. Spring Outing Sunday 24th February 2019.
There will be a visit to Cambo Estate in Fife to see the snowdrops. Further details available from Hazel.

ADULT WORKSHOPS Duthie Park Sunday 16th September 2018 Bulb Planting, including Christmas Bulbs. Sunday 14th October 2018 Lifting and Splitting Herbaceous Plants. Sunday 18th November 2018 Hardwood Cuttings & Making your Terrarium. Sunday 16th December 2018 Christmas Arrangements. Most of these classes are to be held in the Education Glasshouse in the Winter Gardens from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. Held in Community Garden/Pavillion. For further information or to book a space contact Mr. Arthur Gill Tel 01224 580165 or email

GROOVY GROWITS is held in The Education Glasshouse, David Welch Winter Gardens, Duthie Park on Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. 30th September 2018 Planting bulbs. 28th October 2018 Bottle garden. 25th November 2018 Making a table flower arrangement . Booking in advance is required, again contact Mr. Arthur Gill. Our annual fund-raiser will be on Friday 22rd February 2019 in Newhills Church Hall, Bucksburn 7pm for 7.30pm. Stovies served during the evening. £5 per head. Teams of 4 required but come along even if you don’t have a team, there will be others you can join. For further details or to book a table contact Hazel Main by phone 01224 781171 Mobile 07774 115702 or by email at
Useful numbers Chairman - Mr. Terry Stott Tel 01224 319626 Vice Chairman - Mrs. Hazel Main Tel 01224 781171 Treasurer - Mrs. Gillian Forrest Tel 01358 720274

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