A very friendly group with a shared interest in plants and gardens

THE FORDINGBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Meetings will be held in accordance with current Covid-19 rules

All evening meetings are held at 7.30pm  in the West Room of the Greenwich Suite at Avonway Community Centre at 36 Shaftesbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1JF. In June the meeting is held in the East Room and the Evening Show is held in the West Room. Please note that although there are a limited number of disabled car parking spaces at Avonway, and all general car parking is available free of charge in the main Fordingbridge Car Park located about 50 yards further along the road.

Avonway Management has asked that should you have to park on the road, then this is done sensibly without parking on the bend or obstructing any neighbouring gates or driveways. Thank you.

Please note that the use of Bikini Vases is not permitted in the Table Shows, the Spring Show in March,or the Evening Show in June

CALENDAR FOR 2022

January 31st

‘Delightful Gardens from Near & Far’ – Mike Webber

Table Shows:

(1) 3 stems of 3 kinds of foliage

(2) A stem of a Scented Plant

 

February 28th

‘Popular garden plants from the U.S.’ – Martin Young

Table Show:

3 floating Hellebore heads

 

March 28th            

‘Herbs’ – Kelvin Mason

Spring Show – a special schedule applies for this event

 

April 25th             

‘Terry’s Favourites’ – Terry Baker Botanic Nursery

Table Show: A vase of mixed flowers

 

May 7th and May 14th (both Saturdays)    

Sale of Spring/Summer bedding plants, perennials and vegetable plants at Fordingbridge Car Park by the Library from 9.00am until mid-day.

 

May 30th (not a Bank Holiday)             

Disappointingly our booked speaker Rosina Brandham has withdrawn.

New speaker:  Andrew Hunt talking on the Kitchen Garden Restoration at Kingston Lacy.

Table Shows:

(1)     A Pot Plant

(2)     3 stems of perennials

 

June 27th                     

‘Heavenly Hostas’ – John Baker

Evening Show – members only (a special Schedule will apply)

 

September 26th   

‘The Gilbert Dahlia Year – Nick Gilbert

Table Show:

(1)     the longest runner bean

(2)     3 tomatoes – all of one kind

(3)     3 dahlias

 

October 31st

‘Inspiration from Tresco’ – Ben Turner

(1)     3 vegetables – all different

(2)     Any stem of autumn Flower

 

November 28th

51st Annual General Meeting

Table Show:

‘A Seasonal Arrangement’ (using material from your own garden)

 

January 30th 2023

‘The White Garden’  –  Chris Bird

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