2019 AGM report

FORDINGBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AGM – 25th November 2019 The results of the Table Show – a flower arrangement entitled “A Seasonal Arrangement”, kindly judged for us by Tracy Netherway, were as follows: 1st: Marilyn Giddens         2nd: Christine Bennett         3rd:  Susan Hockin The overall winner of the Table Show competitions held during … 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

Hampshire Potato Day 2019

The Hampshire Potato Day will be run for the 21st time in Whitchurch at the end of the month on 26th and 27th January. The event will take the same form as ever with well over 100 varieties of potato seed, with over 20 of them also available as organic seed. The key point is … Read more

2018 AGM report

FORDINGBRIDGE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AGM – 26th November 2018 Chaired by its President Mr John Crout, the Society’s 48th AGM was held at Avonway on Monday 26th November 2018. Following his warm welcome to the 40 members present, John thanked the Chairman Mrs Susan Hockin for seeing us through another good year, one of … Read more