Lecture Group

The Society runs a number of events for members throughout the year. During the winter there are monthly lecture evenings, on different subjects of general interest. At the moment all plans for the 2020 -2021 lectures are suspended. Please see this note from the Lecture Group manager:

 We were very lucky to have been able to hold the March Lecture group meeting at the URC just a few weeks before the nationwide lockdown. It was a great talk by Mike Beech on ‘Secret London’ I will certainly invite him back in the future as he does quite a few other talks which I am sure everyone will like.

Normally our Monthly Lectures start in October through to March the following year, but No meeting in January, so five winter talks/lectures in all.

I am certain everyone is aware of the Covid situation with ever changing Lockdown rules & Local Lockdowns.

Therefore I am sadly suspending the Lecture group meetings until further notice. I can’t give you a specific date when it will resume, it all depends on the virus and social distancing measures. However if I made a guess it would be perhaps Autumn 2021.

Graham Tarling (Lecture Group Manager )


Lecture series
Usually meet at the United Reformed Church, Ickenham.
£2 entry ISHS Members, £3 non members, includes tea & biscuits.
Contact Graham Tarling for more information on lectures@ickenham-horticultural.org.uk or 07985 470025

L A warm wecome to our Lecture group and myself Graham Tarling. I've  been running the Lecture group since April 1997, when I took over from Bert Simpkins. The first lecture I organised in October 1997 was Called 'Four Seasons at Windsor', presented by Len Critchlow, and was about Saville Gardens, Windsor.
Our Lecture group programme starts In October, through to March, except January because of expected bad weather, in all it is five meetings, unless I decide to do an extra, which I have done on occasions, and always give that talk myself.

 s far as I am concerned. the reason my predecessor asked me to take over the group was because of my Horticultural qualifications, and background. Over the years I have managed to collect numerous City & Guilds qualifications, and an Ordinary National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture which was obtained at Writtle College Chelmsford. I also hold a national Chainsaw Certificate and a Spray certificate, and I now have 36 years experience in the industry. For the last 11 years I have been self employed maintaining private gardens In Ickenham & Ruislip.
Please do come along to our talks, they are well worth going to, and if you do need any horticultural advice please feel free to contact me, ( as long as you are a member of our society of course )
Happy Gardening, Graham Tarling