On the afternoon of June 23rd, 2018 we welcomed 6 volunteers from the Royal Horticultural Society to deliver an "Ask the Experts" Event between 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
We were expecting 4 or maybe 5 fruit and vegetable experts from the RHS to give a short talk on allotments followed by a Q&A session, but we got 6. A glut!
Over 40 Harrow in LEAF members and supporters were both entertained and educated via talks, Q&A's and walks around the West Harrow large
As usual, to make LEAF happen we include presenters, attendees and our own wonderful volunteers - thank you to all.
Some members with the RHS volunteers..>
We hope every enjoyed this inaugural event in our newly refurbished HQ hut (a work in continual progress!). Look out for more info. and photos of this event - coming soon.
The Search is on!
Harrow in LEAF offer you, or your group, the chance to have your horticultural produce, artistic creations or cookery skills exhibited at our Annual Horticultural & Crafts Show
To begin, browse through our wide range of Exhibit Classes to find one, or more, into which you would like to enter an exhibit.
To find out how to enter visit our
Annual Show Website for Entry Forms, Our Guide to Showing, and more......>
Please come along and take part in your local community Horticultural & Craft Show organised entirely by Harrow in LEAF volunteers and presented as an integral part of The Headstone Village Show at Headstone Manor on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018.
It really is fun.
Browse our on-line
Show Schedule here...>
Supporting RHS Bridgewater,
Dippy the Dinosaur Tour and
the Weston Loan Programme
for great art works.......more>
"Thank you for your recent application.
I am pleased to inform you that the Trustees have reviewed your application and are delighted to make
a grant of £2,500 to your organisation. The grant is sent with the best wishes of the Weston family"
The Harrow in LEAF Management Committee were delighted, to say the least, to hear that the Garfield Weston Foundation had accepted our application to enable us to make good our
We thank them enormously.
With our limited funds and resources our HQ was slowly being overcome by Mother Nature. This grant will allow us to make the necessary repairs to enable it to become the centre of our own social & fund raising activities again. Committee Meetings, Annual Show planning events, Plant Sales, pop-up cafes, Quiz Nights and BBQs.
The Harrow in LEAF Management Committee also extend great thanks to our Vice-Chair, Jill Mcloughlin, for stepping forward and taking over the grant application process.
We appreciate that she has put in many hours of application form filling, form amending and letter writing.
We are pleased that Jill's voluntary hours and efforts have resulted in this positive gift from the Weston family, to enable us to continue making Harrow greener.
Together - We make LEAF Happen!
Beautiful Fuchsias at our Annual Show
Harrow Fuchsia Society, formed in the 70's, have supported us from our very beginning in 1998 and participated in our Plant Sales and Annual Shows.
We are sorry to hear that they have decided to disband, and say thanks to Peter Luff (Chairman) and the Committee of Harrow Fuchsia Society
for their year's of support and their kind donation.
As a result of this news, the Harrow in LEAF Show Committee has taken the decision to increase the number of Fuchsia Exhibition Classes in our
Annual Horticultural and Craft Show. We shall be liaising closely with Harrow's Fuchsia growers on this matter.
Extract from recent letter from Harrow Fuchsia Society:
"It was decided, as a token of appreciation of the Harrow in LEAF organisation to donate £100.00
to it's funds from our residual assets, to help keep the horticultural interests in Harrow alive!
Thank you for being there...
With all Best Wishes, Peter V. Luff, ex-Chairman"
HATCH END HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
SUMMER SHOW 2018
Saturday 30th June from 2pm - 4.30pm
Scout Headquarters, Hatch End. Free admission.
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Sow & Harvest Guide
Courtesy of Newton Park HS.....
What to do on your allotment or in your garden at this time.
Keep watering, dead heading and wishing for rain.......
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Published: 11th Nov 2011
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