Aldersbrook Medical Centre Working Party Saturday 22nd October 2022

This band of cheerful volunteers from Aldersbrook Horticultural Society and Aldersbrook Medical Centre patients spent a sunny morning adding to the AMC garden.

A special focus was the addition of two roses to the Apothecary’s Garden.

This area of the garden is planted with plants which have health giving properties: such as sage, rosemary, mint, bay, lavender and now two roses.

The two roses are:

1 ) The Herbalist – Dark pink, repeat flowering

2) Nye Bevan* – Pale yellow, perfumed, repeat flowering

*Nye Bevan (Aneurin Bevan 1897 – 1960) The Welsh Labour Party MP who campaigned for a National Health Service. He was Minister of Health 1945 – 1951. The NHS Act was passed in1946 and launched in 1947. Bevan resigned in 1951 when the government voted to bring in charges for dental care, spectacles and prescriptions.



Aldersbrook Horticultural Society was established in 2018 following the very successful garden trail which was held in the Summer.  We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month in Aldersbrook Bowls Club, with a range of speakers both local and national. We organise the Annual Aldersbrook and Lakehouse Garden Trail and we organise at least one trip a year to well known gardens.  We now have a large number of members and supporters who come to our meetings from outside the immediate areas of Aldersbrook & Lakehouse.

We have planted and maintain two local gardens used by members of the community – the Bowls Club garden and the garden at the Aldersbrook Medical Centre.  At the Medical Centre we are developing a gardening club and have planted three apple trees in memory of those who lost their lives during COVID.

We are a lively and friendly group – some experienced gardeners and allotmenteers; some who are novice gardeners and some who just enjoy listening to interesting talks on gardening, the environment and the natural world.

We are delighted that you have logged into our website and if you are not already a member please do consider joining.

Coming Soon….

8th November 2022 – Ken Clarke will present a session on House Plants.

13th December 2022 – Sonya Seth Batra will demonstrate how to make a Christmas Floral Decoration and guide us through making one for ourselves.

……and next year

10th January 2023 The Gardens of Wanstead House – Hannah Armstrong

27th January 2023 a coach trip to Hyde Hall