Spring 2007 Newsletter

Summer Show
The show this year will be held at the same place as last year, St Nicholas Church Centre, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, on Saturday 28th July 2007. Apart from the Floral Arrangement section, entries are from members only, though anyone in the same household may enter.

The show last year was a great success at this venue, let’s make this an even better one! I’m sure that all of you could enter at least one exhibit, even if it was not perfect! Geoff Tanton, the Show Manager, would be pleased to have volunteers to help with setting up ect. Please contact Geoff on (02392) 479419. Schedules are available at the store and at the monthly meetings. Members who have entered before will be sent a schedule through the post.

April Meeting
This will be held on Wednesday 25th April 2007 in the United Reformed Church Hall, North Street, Havant. The title is Trees and Shrubs for Small Gardens. Now that the evenings are getting lighter, it would be great if we could have a larger audience, these talks are very interesting and give much food for thought.

May Supper
This will be the usual fish & chip event, to be held on Wednesday 30th May 2007 at the usual location, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at the Store for the April meeting or from Viv Costall on (02392) 453138.

Distribution Centre
The store continues to trade, in spite of the work going on all round it. It is now easier to reach by car as there is more turning space as the wall is complete.

Porter’s Garden
The summer Garden Party will be held on Sunday 24th June 2007 – price £6.50.  This includes food and music, all in the beautiful setting of the garden, which is just inside the Dockyard gate. Details from Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140 or e-mail him at [email protected]

Stansted Park Garden Show
This is on 8th, 9th and 10th June 2007. If we can make a block booking of 10 or more members, the normal price of £6 will be reduced to £4. Individuals can travel separately. Please contact Liam Hutchins if you are interested in coming along.

Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies – Peter Maunder Garden Competition
If you would like to enter your garden for this competition, please contact Liam by 21st May 2007. Judging will take place between 23rd July and 3rd August 2007.

Christian Aid Fortnight
Volunteers are required to man the plant stall, no special knowledge needed and times to suit you. The event starts on Saturday 5th May 2007 in St Faith’s Church Hall, Havant. Please contact Jennifer Moore-Blunt on (02392) 475833.

…And Finally
We have one pair of tickets for Wisley and all other Royal Horticultural Society Gardens. This will admit a member and a guest for 30% less than the normal price.

We have flyers for a Garden Fair & Plant Sale in the grounds of Holywell House near Bishops Waltham on Sunday 13th May 2007…

Please contact Liam Hutchings, on the details above.

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