Lawn Workshop: We are holding a lawn workshop at the Fernhurst recreation ground on Friday 28th April from 6-8 pm. Many thanks to John Allen for leading this. You too could have grass as immaculate as the cricket grass if you follow Johnís advice. Please contact Daphne on 653437 to book as soon as possible. This workshop is free to members and for non-members it is £3 each. .
Fernhurst Open Gardens Sunday 11 June 2 - 5.30 pm Members and friends are invited to the Societyís Open Gardens afternoon when six of our members have generously agreed to open their gardens click here for further details.
Summer Outing to Perch Hill Wednesday 2 August: Perch Hill is Sarah Ravenís private home and garden and whilst not open every day visitors are welcome on specified days when the shop will also be open. The shop stocks a variety of gardening, floristry and lifestyle products. The Coach will depart from Vann Road at 9 am returning arriving back in Fernhurst at approx 5 pm. Please note, in certain areas of the garden, wheelchair access is limited due to slopes and gravel paths. Click here for a booking form and or contact Daphne Lawes on 01428 653437. Cost is £28 and this includes the coach and entry to the garden and also a guided tour of the garden.
Outing to Muntead Wood: Wednesday 7 June - meet Fernhurst Car Park 1pm for car share see booking form for full details. Munstead Wood, the home of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), is in private ownership, both house and garden are Grade I listed. The house, which is not open to the public, was designed by a young Edwin Lutyens and constructed from bargate stone and other local materials. Miss Jekyll incorporated many of her own ideas into the design, all of which add to its charm. It was completed in 1896. The garden was created on heath land, some thirteen years before the house was built, during which time Miss Jekyll lived next door in The Hut.
Our Spring Show was a great success with the largest display of daffodils, and of helebores, that anyone could remember. The Show Cafť served afternoon tea with yummy cakes and there was hardly a seat to be had at any of the tables.
There were seven cups to be won: The Jubilee Trophy awarded for the most points in the flower classes went to our Chairman Louise, who also won the Ashurst Challenge Cup for the best exhibit in the flowering shrub and foliage classes and the Hawksfold Cup for the spring bulb classes. Elizabeth Tyler won the Spring Flower Cup for her collection of spring flowers, and the Floral Cup for the best pot plant (excluding orchids) went to Gill Taylor. In Division 2 for handicrafts and photography Gay McCart won the Maxwell-Stephens Cup in the handicraft classes and Brenda Newman took the Schuster Chaleenge Cup for photography. The children delighted us this year with the entries in their classes. They showed great imagination and attention to detail which earned them a chocolate Easter egg each. Click for more for photographs.
A BIG reminder that our HortSoc plant stall will be at the Fernhurst Revels, under the big oak tree adjacent to the may queen crowning arena. We look forward to displaying and selling your kindly donated plants. In the past we have had a large and varied assortment of plants to sell, so do come and visit us on the day to re-stock your garden. Donations on the day can be brought direct to the stall from 10.30am. If you would like to help with selling on the day give Louise Buchanan a ring on 645197 lots of tea and cakes available to helpers as well as all those tempting plants to buy.