Horticultural Society

Diary of Events 2021
Talks commence at 8pm and where possible will be available via Zoom if we remain unable to gather in the Village Hall 8.00 pm. Non-members are welcome to join us for talks (£1 entry), shows and outings.
Thursday 7 January Jasper Richmond, Health & Safety, West Dean College & Gardens, tips on keeping safe in the Garden and Siobhan Walsh, Pilates teacher, demonstrates Pilates exercises to help our physical strength, posture for gardening, and avoid injuries.
Thursday 4 February We welcome Sweet Pea experts, Jim and Mary McDonald. Who can resist the beautiful flowers of sweet peas and their wonderful scent.
Thursday 4 March ANS Global, one of the world’s leading providers of living walls and green roofs, based in Aldingbourne near Chichester, will tell us about their living wall and green roof projects and how we might create them for our own house or garden.
A Quiz in Fernhurst Village Hall as we go to print the Covid situation means this is unlikely to run in its current format this year.

Saturday 27 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 1 April Richard Woodcock, Manager of 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.
April Car share to Arundel Castle Gardens (details to be advised).
Sunday 16 May FRNHURST REVELS - plants galore on the  Society’s stall
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).
Saturday 11 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 7 October ‘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 4 November 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.
Thursday 2 December   AGM 7.30 pm followed by Nick and Sophia Rook-Blackstone of Wylds Farm Christmas Trees, Liss  who will tell us the story of their farm, how they grow their trees and festive experience they offer for all the family.