Diary of Events
Wednesday indoor events are held in St. Alban’s Church Hall, Norwood Drive, North Harrow, HA2 7PF, at 2.00 pm. Thursday indoor events are held in the Arnold Room of the Methodist Church Hall, Avenue Road, Pinner, HA5 3EE, at 7.30 pm. Weekend events take place at the venue and time stated. Outdoor events take place at the venues stated from 11.00 am onwards.
Most events are open to non-members (fee £3)
Due to lockdown restrictions our indoor events are currently suspended but our outdoor programme has resumed.
Wednesday 29th - The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane, Off High Street, Bushey, WD23 1BD. Not just a rambling, red-brick Victorian house complete with conservatory, but there's also an immaculate garden full of flowers, shrubs, paths and stately trees, all variously reflected in the beautiful, water-lilied, duck-frequented pond. Take the left-hand gate at the end of Rectory Lane. Parking for 5 cars within, or free parking in nearby Kemp Place. Bus 142.
Wednesday 5th - AQUADROME, FROGMOOR LANE, RICKMANSWORTH, WD3 1NB. A plethora of painting opportunities await you within the immensely popular Aquadrome: expansive lakes, woodland and green open spaces beckon, as well as boats and birds both on the lakes and along the nearby canal. Ample, free car park, where we meet. Cafe on site.
Wednesday 26th - CANONS PARK MEMORIAL GARDEN, CANONS PARK, HA8 6RH. Entrances in Donnefield Ave, Whitchurch Lane, Canons Drive and Howberry Road. You can make yourself comfortable in this pretty walled garden which once belonged to one of the grandest homes in England. Originally the Duke of Chandos' kitchen garden, it now features a central square pool with fountain, a Yorkstone terrace, informally planted flowerbeds, benches and a sheltered pavilion. Buses 79, 186, 340.
Wednesday 2nd -OLD REDDING, HARROW WEALD, HA3 6SE. Most members driving through will have been struck by this leafy country road whose beauty more than lives up to its whimsical name. The free car park opposite the Grimsdyke Hotel entrance has a panoramic view over Harrow and beyond.
Wednesday 9th - ST ALBANS ABBEY, SUMPTER YARD, AL1 1BY. A glorious mixture of different periods and styles, the Abbey is a jewel in St Albans' crown, eminently paintable inside and out. If you prefer something more secular, the whole of the city centre, plus nearby Fishpool Street, is packed with beautiful old buildings. Sweeping Verulamium Park is also right next to the Abbey. A 10-15 minute walk from the train station, or accessible by car. According to the website, there is free parking at Westminster Lodge for first 2 hours; £2.20 for 3 hours; £4.30 for 4 hours. This car park is a steep uphill 10-15 minute walk from the Abbey. Meet at the front entrance opposite the great mediaeval gateway.