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The Lambeth Horticultural Society is one of three Horticultural Societies in London. The Society’s volunteers plant and maintain flower beds and boxes in the Community as well as the green house at Ashwood Manor, the local retirement home. Each year during Earth Week, a serviceberry tree is planted along the pathway of the Lambeth Arena an Lambeth Community Centre. The Society contributes money to the Rotary Christmas Tree lights on Main Street and the local cemetery.
All projects are self-funded, and money is raised through an annual plant sale and bus trips to many exciting places.
Each year student awards are awarded to schools in London that have a Horticultural program, such as Fanshawe College, Thames and Sir George Ross Secondary Schools.
Guest speakers who are experts or specialists in the Field of Horticulture, speak at the monthly meetings.
Workshops are held in pruning, flower designs and other member requested topics.

 

The Lambeth Ladies Garden Club from 1954-55 was the founding organization that became the Lambeth Horticultural Society in 1975. The first meeting was held on September 15, 1975 (attendance was 46).
The Lambeth Horticultural Society Floral Emblem: Shasta Daisy

The  Societies first Annual Rose and Garden Show was held in June 1976 and the theme was “ Beauty in Bloom”.

Past Presidents:
1975-77    Thelma Griffin
1978-79    Caroline Murray
1980-82    Doris Astbury
1983-84    Denise Jennerich
1985-86    Mary Tuckey
1987-88    Shirley Colfax
1989-91    Marian Weldon
1992-93    Helen Hann
1994-96    Rick MacKinnon & Jennifer Grant
1997-98    Jennifer Grant
1999-2005 Cheryl Burr
2005-06   Audrey Wilson
2007-09   Dale Cormier
2010-16    Jo-Anne Smith

The Lambeth Horticultural Society is one of three Horticultural Societies in London.  The Society’s volunteers plant and maintain flowerbeds and boxes in the Community as well as the green house at Ashwood Manor, the local retirement home.  The Society contributes money to the Rotary Christmas Tree lights on Main Street, and the local cemetery. In 2015 the society installed a bus stop bench and two Hop trees on the SW corner of Main and Campbell streets.

The community of Lambeth in South West London celebrated their 200th Anniversary in 2009.  Colonel Thomas Talbot was the founder of the Talbot settlement  which included land in Lambeth.  The Grade three students at the local schools studied the pioneer.  Many activities took place in Lambeth celebrating the Bicentennial.  There was a settler’s re-enactment at the local retirement home property, a memorial service at the Lambeth Community Cemetery and a Victorian tea.