Welcome to the Societies events programme in its 130th anniversary year. We are delighted to offer members free access to many of the events below. On joining you will be given a coupon code to use against each free event. To register for an event please visit the shop.
Up and coming events 2022:
After-hours at the Savill Garden SOLD OUT
Windsor Farmers’ Market 7 May, 9-1pm Bachelors Acre
Flower Arranging Event 18 May, 7pm, York Club
Windsor Farmers’ Market 4 Jun, 9-1pm Bachelors Acre
Royal Windsor Flower Show 11 Jun, 10-6pm, York Club
Evening Summer Party 29 Jun, time TBC, exclusive venue
Beautiful Bulbs 21 Sep, 7:30pm, York Club
Autumn Dinner 19 Oct, 7pm, venue TBC
Christmas extravaganza 16 Nov, 7:30pm, York Club, Windsor
Past events 2021
Kick starting the year on Wednesday 19 January is the erudite and talented plantsman Aaron Bertelsen. Formerly of Great Dixter, the world renowned Kent garden of Christopher Lloyd, Aaron will be taking us through growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables in pots – ideal for Windsor residents. He will be highlighting the best varieties to choose, pots and compost to grow in and ensure tasty crops make it into the kitchen and onto the plate.
The event will take place at The York Club, Windsor Great Park, SL4 2HT (see map below). Doors open at 7pm and the talk will start at 7:30pm. Free to members and £5 for guests on the door. Drinks will be available from the bar and Aaron will be bringing some of his books for sale. For more details of his work please visit https://growsomething.co.uk/
In Conversation with David Emanuel, Vice President RWRHS
An entertaining evening with one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. As well as co-designing the iconic wedding gown of The Lady Diana Spencer he has dressed the likes of Joan Collins, Dame Shirley Bassey, Madonna and Ivana Trump. Recently he advised the award-winning television series The Crown on the reproduction of the iconic wedding gown.
- This event took place on Wednesday 21st April 2021. If you didn’t manage to see the event or would like to listen to David’s amazing career again, you can watch using the link below
Joe Swift & Modular in association with Butterworth Horticulture
Joe Swift spoke about his design for the Horatio’s Garden at the spinal unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Spinal Unit exploring the connection between horticulture, health, and recovery. The awkward sloping, inaccessible site was transformed into a wheelchair friendly haven where patients spend important time engaging family and friends.
Michael Lewis-Anderson – Cake Designer
British-Belgium ‘Cake-King’, Michael Lewis-Anderson, kindly offered to hold our first online event of 2021. Some of you may remember him from the Royal Windsor Summer Show in 2019 when he presented his re-creation of Victoria & Albert’s wedding cake.
Mark Tilling’s Home-made Christmas Chocolates
Non other than BBC Two’’s ‘Bake Off Creme De La Creme’ winner 2016 and former UK Chocolate Master Mark Tilling got everyone excited about Christmas when he showed how to temper chocolate without any sophisticated pastry gadgets, using readily available ingredients and turn them into the most wonderful chocolatey delights for friends and family at Christmas.
Donation request: Mark is a long-standing friend and supporter of the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society and he is donating his time to support our community and members with this free event. If you enjoyed Mark’s demonstration, please donate below to sustain our society during these difficult times. Thank you.
West Dean Walled Kitchen Gardens by Sarah Wain
Sarah Wain who worked at West Dean Gardens for 30 years will be talking about the Walled Kitchen Garden and Glasshouses which she, her husband Jim Buckland and their team restored in the 1990’s in a classic Victorian Design. It now heaves with fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers.
Photo gallery of events
Watch our video to find out what you can expect to see at our Summer Show!
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