Local Group

Passiflora cerasina L.


The Surrey Group is a vibrant group supporting the plant conservation work of Plant Heritage with an active programme of talks in Cobham,Surrey.  We also hold propagation workshops, organise trips to gardens and nurseries, organise stalls at local fairs and fetes and have two plant fairs at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking. 


Surrey Group indoor meetings are held on the second Thursday of February, March, April, September, October and November in St Andrew's Church Hall, Churchgate House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, KT11 3EJ.  Doors open at 7.00pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm.

We have talks by knowledgeable speakers on all aspects of plants and horticulture, a plant sale, raffle, refreshments and a Flower of the Meeting competition. Visitors are welcome and asked to donate £4 at the door. Visits to National Collections and notable gardens are organised throughout the year.

Please contact email Surrey Group for details.

Photographic Competition 2020: 'Where did YOU come from?' is the title for this year. The winner will be chosen at the AGM in February.

Plea for Plants ... and Search for Seeds: We always encourage members to propagate plants for sale at our Plant Fairs, we have a propagation group, we provide practical help to National Collection Holders in Surrey and we take an active part in the Plant Exchange Scheme and Plant Guardian scheme. We also donate our spare seeds for sale on the PH stand at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

For our special Lockdown Newsletter : -

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

Flower of the Month Competition

In light of the recent global crisis our normal meetings held from September through to April have had to be cancelled as has our accompanying Flower of the Month/Meeting competition.  We have now brought this popular competition online for all to enjoy.

All our thanks to the kind judges of our competition for giving their time and expertise during lockdown.

May       Jill Otway, RHS

June      Tom Brown, Head Gardener West Dean Gardens

July       Timothy Walker, Lecturer, Botanist, Gardener, Author

August  Martin Fish, Consultant, Personality & Chair of RHS Tender

              Ornamental Plant Committee

Entries and Winners May 2020

Entries and Winners June 2020

Entries and Winners July 2020

Entries and Winners August 2020

 Our Annual Newsletter

Published once a year and available as a printed or electronic version. All our news, competitions, trips and articles written by members of the Surrey Group.

Autumn 2019.

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David Ford
0208 645 5185 Email
Collections Coordinator
Anne Clifford
Virginia Lloyd Owen
01483 730241 Email
Anne Mathieson
Plant Fair Organiser
Gillian Spencer
Plant Exchange Coordinator
Debbie Steer
Events Organiser
Wendy Bentall
Newsletter Editor
David England
0208 645 5185 Email

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.