In 2020 we reinvigorated our member events program with talks and demonstrations from internationally respected speakers at the York Club, Windsor Great Park and aimed to compliment this with trips to world famous gardens. Covid has only delayed this programme of visits and meeting in person and we hope to reschedule as soon as feasible.
In the meantime we are delighted to present you with fabulous speakers and events that are Covid safe and yet enable us to stay connected in the first 6 months of the year.
Calendar of events 2021
Windsor Farmers Market Saturday 1st May, 5th June and 3rd July – 9am to 1pm
Together the RWRHS and Butterworth Horticulture will be taking space at the Windsor Famers Market in the key gardening months of May, June and July to share with our local community gardening help and advice as well as providing workshops.
It will be the RWRHS first ever stand at the Windsor Farmers Market 9am to 1.30pm at Bachelors Acre in conjunction with Butterworth Horticulture. There will be garden advice, plant and seed swaps and demonstrations on how to put together the best containers.
We are looking forward to seeing you in person so please do come along.
Royal Windsor Rose & Horticulture Society AGM – November
In Conversation with David Emanuel, Vice President RWRHS
Join us for 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
In recent years he has been involved with RWRHS as he has been invited to judge categories at the Royal Windsor Summer Show. He is delighted to join the RWRHS in the capacity of Vice President.
David has had a long association with the Windsor area as a Berkshire resident for almost 30 years. He has been actively involved in local fundraising and societies when his schedule permits.
Since then, he has been appearing on TV screens worldwide. Sought after by all international networks for every major Royal and Fashion event.
Joe Swift & Modular in association with Butterworth Horticulture
Joe Swift will be talking 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.
Joe is one of the UK’s best-known garden designers and gardening television presenters. He is a co-founder and director of Modular who design and build award winning gardens.
Joe is BBC Gardeners World longest running presenter (23 years!) and presents all the RHS shows at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Chatsworth, Malvern and Tatton Park. He has presented many other programmes including ‘Small Town Gardens’, ‘Garden Makers’, ‘Open Gardens’, ‘The Flowerpot Gang’ and ‘The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge’.
Joe is involved in many charities and writes a weekly column for The Times and Radio Times and has written three gardening books.
This was an online event in March 2021 in association with Butterworth Horticulture
Michael Lewis-Anderson – Cake Designer
British-Belgium ‘Cake-King’, Michael Lewis-Anderson, has 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.
Michael is passionate about cake design, patisserie, confectionery and table art, he regularly gives talks and demonstrations worldwide and is currently writing his first book.
Along with what will be a fascinating talk Michael will be showing us how to make sugar roses and using them to decorate a pre-made chocolate biscuit cake for which he will share the recipe. So you will be able to make your own special celebration cake!
This will be an online event on Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm, this event is free to members, who are invited to ‘bring’ a friend, the cost to non-members is £5.
Mark Tilling’s Home-made Christmas Chocolates
Learn how easy it is to make edible Christmas presents and decoration at home with non other than BBC Two’’s ‘Bake Off Creme De La Creme’ winner 2016 and former UK Chocolate Master Mark Tilling. Mark, who has most recently appeared with James Martin on ‘Saturday Morning’ will show you 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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