COGS Events

Unless otherwise stated, Monday meetings take place at:
Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester PO19 4LG
Meetings start at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.15pm
Members: £2.00 Non-members: £3.00

Spring 2019 Meetings

Monday April 29: Barry Newman: Growing Vegetables

Barry is a popular expert on cultivating vegetables, and has been a judge at many shows. He is coming at a good moment to give us his advice on how to manage our own vegetables through the spring and summer.

Monday May 20: Plant Swop and Spring Fling

Hoping that we have all profited from the April meeting, we may have numerous seedlings and young plants to bring and exchange. (Please remember that if they do not find a home they go back to yours!) And of course our traditional shared supper of home cooked food. (See October notice).

Summer Visits 2019

Wednesday 12th June 2.30pm: Conducted tour of Culberry Nursery

Specialises in herbs. Meet at the main gate at 2.30. It is at Dappers Lane, Angmering, BN16 4EW and complicated to reach by bus, so if you a) want to come b) can offer someone else a lift, please let a committee member know. As ever, friends and family are welcome.

Thursday 4th July 2pm: A members’ tour of Tuppenny Barn

Taking in the growing areas, orchard and education centre. Parking is limited but the 700 bus goes right past, and we can car share as usual. The cost is £8, which includes tea and (mostly vegan) cake. It is not possible to opt out of the tea. The minimum number for the tour is 12 and numbers will have to be firmed up in advance to help with the catering, so do get in touch with a committee member as soon as you are sure that you can come. Tuppenny Barn is a charity and all profit goes to boost the charity’s funds. If you also want the chance to shop for fresh organic produce and (maybe) fresh fish in the shop there, just come early to give yourself time to browse.

Tuesday 23rd July 2.30pm:Tour of Aldingbourne Centre

Taking about an hour and a chance to enjoy the recently refurbished café. Once again, car sharing is suggested, as it is bit off the beaten track.

There will be sign-up lists for all the visits at the forthcoming meetings.

Autumn Meetings 2019

Monday September 30th: Dr Steve Millam on Shrubs and Foliage.

A return visit from this popular lecturer from Brinsbury College, who will talk about the more long-lasting parts of the garden.

Monday October 28th: AGM 2019 and Harvest Supper.

Please bring a dish to share.

Monday November 25th Kerry Jackson of RSPB on Birds in our Gardens.

Kerry will illustrate her talk with photos and recordings of bird songs.