The Hut Re-Opens for Sunday trading from 19th February between 10.00 and 12.00.
The hut will also be open on Thursday evenings, 6 to 7pm up to and including April 27th.
ZOLTAN THE KNIFE SHARPENER IS BACK, SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017 AT THE HUT–
GET ALL YOUR KNIVES AND GARDEN TOOLS SHARPENED
8am to 5pm (except for lunch 12-1pm) At Chalfont St Peter Garden Club Hut
Members will remember that Zoltan Sipos came in 2015, all the way from Cornwall, to sharpen garden tools and household items, in fact he made a repeat visit as he was unable to finish all the work in one go – demand was so high! We’re thrilled to be able to offer this service again. Zoltan who is originally from Hungary, is a professional, mobile knife and tool sharpener and can sharpen between 10 and 15 knives per hour. He trained professionally in 2012 and set up his own business: Zoltan the Knife Sharpener.
Working with blunt tools in the garden is a nightmare for gardeners and it can often be tricky to get them sharpened properly. Zoltan is a professional sharpener and does a great job so customers will have all their tools nicely sharpened ready for a great season of gardening.
Zoltan’s customers include the Eden Project, RICK STEIN (Seafood Cookery School), Jamie Oliver (15 Cornwall Restaurant), Michael Caines (2 Michelin Star Gidleigh Park), Paul Ainsworth (2 Michelin Star No 6 Restaurant).
Sharpening while you wait – all welcome.
Knives (all knives) – 50p/ inches of blade. For example, 5″ blade x 50p =£2.50, 10″ blade x 50p=£5
Knife repair: £2.50 (re-tip, re-heel, nicks)
Hairdressing scissors & thinning scissors £15 Grooming & pinking shears £9
Dressmaking scissors £7 Household scissors £3.50
Garden tools: (mower blade, hatchet type axe, loppers, shears, hoes, spades, secateurs, machetes etc) – £7
Splitting axe, bill hook, sickle (anglo-american thicker types of blades) – £10
Chisel: 1 inch or under £3.50. Over 1 inch £4.50
European style scythe (small) & sickle £12. Big £18.
(Time consuming peening process. 1 blade takes minimum 30 mins to sharpen)
Zoltan cannot sharpen:
Ceramic knives, any saws, nippers, clipper blades, cylinder mower blades, any shears that he can’t open to 90°.
Please see our forth coming events
Spring Show, 19th April in the Chalfont St Peter Church Hall from 8 pm please click this link to see the show Schedule.
The club has held a Summer Show since soon after World War Two. Formerly in September, it has for many years now been held on the Saturday before the late August Bank Holiday, in 2017 it will on is 19th August, between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.
The Venue is the Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, situated beside the A413 just north of the Greyhound roundabout. Google Map for the Chalfont St Peter Community Centre
The Show Schedule will be published as soon as possible
We attract over Sixty exhibitors who between them show about 500 exhibits. We offer cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and have a large range of cups to reward excellence either in a particular class, or over a specified range of classes.
Last years entry fees were 35p per class. Our current biggest exhibitor exhibited in 56 classes last year. Our show is an OPEN show, that is, anyone can enter: you don’t have to be a member although we naturally welcome new members! In recent years, we have attracted some very experienced exhibitors from outside, given that sadly, some other Garden Clubs are no longer running their shows.
Our seven Judges are all very experienced experts in their respective fields and appropriately qualified.
Standards are high, but that should not inhibit newcomers to showing. Our most prolific exhibitor started by entering the Novice classes not too many years ago. Our best exhibitors are very willing to give encouraging advice to those less experienced in showing. We have experienced stewards who job includes offering advice to exhibitors to prevent a small error from causing a disappointing failure.
Visitors are welcome from 2pm on the day, for a modest entry fee of £1.00. There is free car parking at the Centre. As well as the exhibits, we have cream teas and a raffle with attractive prizes. This year we shall have an exhibition by local Bee keepers, with honey for sale.
We produce a schedule that gives full details of all the classes, together with the Rules that govern the Show which is run to Royal Horticultural Society procedures.
A Show Exhibitors application form is available as soon as possible
Chalfont St Peter Garden Club was formed in 1940
As part of the “dig for victory” campaign. It currently comprises about 600 members, mainly in the Chalfonts, and Gerrards Cross area. The club is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and the Bucks Association of Horticultural Society.
Our members all have an interest in gardening at some level, but do not all regard themselves as experts by any means. The membership does include people with a great deal of experience in gardening, in allotment holding, in floral art and in the domestic skills usually included in horticultural shows. However a large number of us are “garden potterers”.
The club is entirely run by volunteers. We have a Garden Club Hut, which is open Sunday mornings.
This is not only a source of attractively priced garden materials for the members to purchase, but is also used to discuss gardening problems and pass on tips and information. There are monthly meetings, in St Peter Church Hall, which provides a series of expert speakers on gardening topics and is also an opportunity to meet people with similar interests.
Come and meet us.
We also have monthly meetings, where we bring in specialists to talk about gardening and related local subjects. Click on this link to access about meeting page.