Kent Branch 

Our June 2017 meeting was held at Timbers, a private garden in East Farleigh, Kent, as part of the National Garden Scheme.   A healthy attendance of members, guests and associates took part in our informal meeting in the Tea Room where we enjoyed teas and home cakes and cookies, followed by  an introduction from Jane Streatfield from the Kent NGS and Sue Robinson who had kindly opened her garden for us.

The tour around the 5 acre garden was very special and it was beautifully maintained .The weather was extremely hot and saw us seeking the shade.

We then adjourned to the local pub, The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh for a splendid lunch


Our committee is currently preparing for the Kent Branch AGM to be held on the Kentish Lady (boat in the Medway) on Thursday 5th October 2017 and our day will start with tea and biscuits and then our formal AGM.  Chairman Jim Silvester hopes will we have a good turn-out and that members and associates will participate in reviewing 2017 and the forward planning for 2018. We will then set off along the river and be served a Fish and Chip lunch

We are also looking forward to The AGTO Showcase Weekend Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2017 at Warrington where a number of Kent Branch members have already booked in


Our final meeting of 2017 will be our CHRISTMAS SOCIAL GET-TOGETHER in December and details will be published soon

Kent members and members from other Branches and also Associate Members of AGTO are welcome to attend any of our meetings and should contact Eileen our secretary

Kent Committee Contacts:

Branch Chairman :

Jim Silvester – tel (01474) 704782; email


Vice-Chairman & Hon Treasurer :

Carol Gower – tel (01580) 712521; email


Hon Secretary :

Eileen Booker – tel (01227) 765917; email


Branch Board representative :

David Steele – tel (07889) 936396; email


To contact the Branch please email