Spring 2010 Newsletter

Summer Show
This year’s show will be held at St. Nicholas Church Centre, Bedhampton on Saturday 7th August. Entries are restricted to members, but this includes anyone in the same household.  Floral arrangements, children’s and handicrafts are open to anyone. The theme for the floral arrangements is “boy’s christening”.

Last year we had lots of children’s entries, so this year the adults need to make a greater effort to enter something not to be outdone by the younger members! Schedules will be sent out to all previous entrants and will be available at the store or at the May supper. If you need a schedule phone the Show Manager, Geoff Tanton on (02392) 479419 and he will reserve a copy for you.

April Meeting
The topic is “Dahlias and Chrysanthemums” and will be given by Bryan Madders. It will be in the United Reformed Church Hall, Havant at 7.30pm. As this will be the last meeting of this season, let’s make it a really good attendance, especially as the evenings are light now!

May Supper
This will take place on Wednesday 26th May at the usual venue of the United Reformed Church Hall in Elm Lane. Tickets are £5.50 and will be on sale at the April meeting, or from the Store or from Viv Costal on (02392) 453138.

Distribution Store
The store is open every Saturday (except show day) from 2-4 pm. Entrance is by the lane next to the fire station. There are lots of products available and small quantities can be made up specially.

Car Boot Sale
For the first time this year, The Society is planning to have a plant stand at the Bank Holiday Monday 31st May Car Boot Sale at St. Joseph’s Church in West Street, Havant. If you have any spare plants, you can take them to the store on the Saturday before, or contact Michelle West on (02392) 472215 or Liam Hutchings on (02392) 474140.

Porters Garden
“The summer garden party” will be on Sunday 20th June at 2-4pm. For more details and tickets please contact Ann Coats (02392) 863799.

Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies
The federation is sponsoring the Peter Maunder garden competition, closing date 15th June. For more details contact Liam Hutchings on (02392) 474140.

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