Meeting 27th January 2020

The first meeting of the year is next Monday 27th January at Avonway. The speaker will be Rosemary Legrand – “Tale of two Gardens by the Bay in Singapore”. There are two Table Shows (i) 3 stems of 3 kinds of foliage (ii) A stem of a Scented Plant. Subscriptions for the year – £10.00 … Read more

2020 Programme of Events announced

THE FORDINGBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Details of the Society’s monthly meetings, table shows, plant sales and outing for 2020 can be found under Calendar. Subscriptions for the year – £10.00 per person – are due in January and can be paid at the first meeting of the year on 27th January 2020 at Avonway, … Read more

2019 AGM report

FORDINGBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AGM – Monday 25th November 2019 Chaired by its President Mr John Crout, the Society’s 49th AGM was held at Avonway on Monday 25th November 2019. After welcoming the 36 members present, John referred to his 7 years as our President and was confident that his nominated successor, Mr Keith … Read more


DOBIES SEED CATALOGUE 2020 In conjunction with Dobies, once again we can offer all members a very valuable 35% discount on the list price of packet Seeds, and 10% off all other products except Gift Vouchers and the post and packing charges; note that other exclusions may apply. Seed catalogues will continue to be available … Read more

Don’t wait to be asked!!

The Society is actively seeking someone, ideally from within its membership, to take over the role of Treasurer. If you have an aptitude for figures, have your own PC and a basic knowledge of spreadsheets, then you are the person we’re looking for. Please don’t wait to be asked! Keith Bennett will be standing down … Read more

Change of Speaker – 24th June 2019

Just to let you know that John Negus, the speaker booked for 24th June, has been in contact to say he is unable to come. He has asked a colleague to take his place;  Paul Patton will give us a talk on Show Time, behind the scene of Chelsea Flower Show. This will be in … Read more

Annual Outing & next meeting

Our Annual Outing will be on the 21st June 2019 to the RHS Garden at Wisley, Surrey.This will be followed by our next meeting on 24th June 2019 (7.30pm, Avonway, Fordingbridge) when we will hold our Members Only Evening Show where a Special Schedule will apply.  We will also have a talk by John Negus … Read more

Table Show results up to 20.05.2019

TABLE SHOW RESULTS TO DATE 2019 Positions up to May 20th 2019                                    Keith Bennett               24 Points                                    Chris Bennett                16                                    Wendy Johnson            10                                    Sue Hockin                    9 Eileen Pearce                  9                                     Harry Brownings           6                                    Marilyn Giddens            5                                    Steve Curtis                      4 Graham Fry                      2                                    Rosemary Nicholls          1                                    Debbie Merry                 1                                    Sarah Price                    1                                    … Read more

Plant Sales

The Society’s PLANT SALES will take place on 11h & 18th May from 9am until mid-day. They will be held at the usual spot in Fordingbridge Car Park by the HCC Library/Co-op supermarket. There will be the usual array of bedding plants for sale supplied to us by Scentsational Plants and a selection of perennials … Read more

Daffodil divisions

Following David Manston’s presentation relating to the various Divisions of Daffodils at the AGM in November 2018, the Committee agreed that details of the various cultivars should be included on the website to assist members when considering in which class to exhibit their daffodils at the Spring Show in March. If there are any queries, … Read more