Horticultural Society

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Bookings now open for our Summer Trip to Sissinghurst on Wednesday 1 August: Sissinghurst is a National Trust garden and grounds. Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden. Vita Sackville-West, the poet and writer, began transforming Sissinghurst Castle in the 1930s with her diplomat and author husband, Harold Nicolson. Harold's architectural planning of the garden rooms, and the colourful, abundant planting in the gardens by Vita, reflect the romance and intimacy of her poems and writings.  Click here for more detail and a booking form.
A trip to Kew Gardens is being organised by Lynchmere in memory of Laura Ponsonby - members may recall that Laura came to speak to us a couple of times and that she wrote Marianne North at Kew Gardens, the definitive book on the Victorian artist and botanist whose paintings of plants from around the world are exhibited at Kew.  Lynchmeere have just six places left for the trip on 16 May (£33) ring 01428 723715 or 07771 694408 for details.

Spring Show 24 March18. Our members defied the lack of Spring weather and managed to fill the Village Hall with a blaze of colour on Saturday.  Click here for photographs.
CHAWTON HOUSE PLANT FAIR. Chawton, Alton, Hants. GU34 1SJ Sunday 22nd April 2018.11 - 4.30pm  
-  Entrance £5  - Entrance to House £3  -  Free tour of Garden with Andrew at 2pm.
View a collection of leading specialist nurseries offering a wide range of bulbs, perennials, herbs shrubs and
trees. There are over 15 nurseries attending, including Hampshire experts from Hardy’s Plants and Pepperpot

A BIG reminder that the Fernhurst Revels is Sunday 20th May, with our Hort Soc plant stall hopefully under the big oak tree adjacent to the may queen crowning arena as in previous years. We look forward to displaying and selling your kindly donated plants, which can be brought on the day direct to the stall from 10.30am.  Please label your plants with a note of any special needs e.g. likes a sunny/shady spot, also flower colour and approximate height really helps potential buyers as well as our sellers on the day.  We usually have a large and varied assortment of plants for sale, so do visit us to re stock your garden. If you are able to help with selling on the day please ring Fiona on 656781.  Tea and cakes will be available to helpers as well as first choice of those tempting plants!