Horticultural Society

Diary of Events 2020
All talks are held in the Village Hall at 8pm. Coffee is served from 7.30pm. Non-Members are welcome to join us for talks (£1 entry), shows and outings.
Thursday 6 February From Ground to Glass’ - The Story of Langham Brewery. Lesley Foulkes will talk to us about the challenges of running  a brewery and how they make their award winning beers.  Opportunity to taste and purchase.
Saturday 29 February Pruning Workshop 10.30 am until 1230 pm at Cooksbridge House, Fernhurst - places must be booked in advance.

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Thursday 5 March ‘Living with Trees’ - Robin Walker is writing a book, Living with Trees, for the environmental charity Common Ground, to be published in February 2020. His talk will cover all aspects of our relationship with trees and woods, protecting them and how we might bring more trees into our lives.  Book sales and signing.
Saturday 7 March
A Quiz in the Village Hall 7 pm for 7.30 pm
Saturday 28 March Spring Show (staging  from 11.00 am until  12 noon viewing at  2.00 pm - tea and cakes served from 1.30 pm).
Tuesday 2 April Harry Hall, Tuesley Farm Fruit Farm, a family business growing top quality strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, 6,000 tons each year for Waitrose, Aldi, M&S and Tesco. He will talk about his farms, how they plant, grow and harvest through sustainable farming in fields that buzz with biodiversity
April Car share to Arundel Castle Gardens (details to be advised).
Sunday 17 May FRNHURST REVELS - plants galore on the  Society’s stall
Friday 5 June Car Share to Parham House and Gardens to include a guided tour of the gardens and unguided visit to the house (see enclosed booking form for details).
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Saturday 5 September AUTUMN SHOW (staging  from 11.00 am until  12 noon viewing at  2.00 pm - tea and cakes served from 1.30 pm).
Thursday 1 October Paul Whitby, Managing Direct/Principal Ecologist, The Ecology Co-op, Lodsworth, will talk about ‘Wildlife Gardening’ and the importance that managing gardens for wildlife can have in fighting the distressing collapse in the UK.
Thursday 5 November ‘Dahlias for Pleasure’ - Dahlia and chrysanthemum enthusiast Bryan Madders has been growing dahlias for forty years and his illustrated talk will tell us how to successfully. He hopes to bring a stock of his latest dahlia tubers with him for sale.
Thursday 3 December   AGM at 7.30 pm followed by a talk by Benjamin Pope, Head Gardener of a private W.Sussex Garden consisting of a 15th century walled garden and the surrounding estate. His talk ‘Moving yet Frozen Still’ will tell us how to create movement, structure and interest in the garden during the quiet winter months.