Horticultural Society

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 1 February Blackdown Ridge Estate: Josh Hammond, winemaker for the Estate, will tell us how vines are planted and tended on the south-facing slopes of Blackdown,  harvested and the production of award-winning fine still and sparkling English wines.  Followed by a wine tasting.
Satruday 24 Ferburary A Quiz in the Village Hall - 7pm for 7.30 pm
Thursday 1 March How to Show: Doris Smallwood, RHS Judge, will speak on how to prepare and enter Shows and she will tell us what the Judge looks for. With a great variety of classes to choose from, we hope this will inspire both new and seasoned exhibitors to take part.
Saturday 24 March Spring Show (staging at 11 am, viewing at 2 pm - tea and cakes served from 1.30 pm).
Tuesday 17 April TULIP FESTIVAL at Dunborough Park - Ripley near Guildford: Car share - click here for booking form and further details.
Sunday 20 May Fernhurst Revels - plants galore on the  Society’s stall
Wednesday 20 June A Vegetable Workshop at 19 Midhurst Road and led by John Pretty (further details to be advised).
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Wednesday 1 August
An Outing to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (Click here for full details and a bookings form) 
Wednesday 22 August Visit to West Dean Gardens (car share) (Details to be advised). 
Saturday 8 September Autumn Show (staging at 11 am, viewing at 2 pm - tea and cakes served from 1.30 pm).
Thursday 4 October Sussex Willow: Dominic Parrette has many years of experience teaching rural crafts, creating beautiful functional products using traditional techniques.   He will talk to us about willow cultivation and basketry and demonstrate making a plant support.
Thursday 1 November About Bees: A talk by our own Society Secretary, Hilary Hayward, Government Bee Inspector for Surrey, on the latest information and advice about bees, their importance to us all and how to make your garden as bee-friendly as possible.
Thursday 6 December   AGM at 7.30 pm followed by a talk by Kate Owens, Kate set up Verdley Flowers in her Cottage Garden in 2016, Kate will tell us how she  grows her flowers and foliage without the use of chemicals and creates flower works for shops, events and weddings.  She will also demonstrate making a Christmas arrangement.

Diary of Events
Diary of Events 2018