The late Mr Patrick W Carden

The Society has recently been informed of the sad news of the death of Patrick Carden on 10th October 2018. Patrick joined the Society in the 1980s, serving on the Committee from 1989 to 2000 and was elected as its Chairman at the AGM in November 1994. He was a regular exhibitor in the Soft … Read more

Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival

Details have been received in connection with the forthcoming Flower Festival at Winchester Cathedral which may be of interest to members of the Society. Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns from 5 – 9 September, with a spectacular selection of floral arrangements inspired by the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible. More information about the Flower Festival is … Read more

Our Outing, monthly meeting & Evening Show

After our splendid outing to West Dean Gardens, the Cathedral & Bishops Palace Gardens at Chichester last Friday 22nd June  another hugely successful event, our Evening Show, was held yesterday at Avonway. Our Chairman is to be congratulated for organising the day out to West Dean Gardens enjoyed by 48 members and friends of the … Read more

Two Reminders

PLANT SALE tomorrow 19th May from 9am until mid-day. The second of our Plant Sales will held at the usual spot in Fordingbridge Car Park by the HCC Library/Co-op Store. We didn’t see many members last week for our first Plant Sale, so please drop by and say ‘Hello’ to our cheery Committee members and … Read more

The late Mrs Janet Carden

The Society has recently heard that Mrs Janet Carden, an Honorary Life Member, passed away in hospital on 28th March 2018. Her husband, Patrick, was Chairman of the Society for six years from 1994 to 1999 and they previously lived in Station Road, Fordingbridge until moving to Alderholt some years ago.  We send our condolences … Read more

The late Mr Bruce Prole

Confirming the sad news announced by our Chairman, Mrs Susan Hockin, at the meeting on 26th March, our friend and former Committee member Bruce Prole recently died following a fall on the ice outside Fordingbridge Tesco Express during the first ‘beast from the east’ bad weather snowfall. Initially, Bruce was thought to be okay, but … Read more


Our next meeting is  Monday 26th March at Avonway, when we shall hold our very first Spring Show; I hope to see you there. Please note that there is a CHANGE OF SPEAKER: Neil Lovesey, our advertised speaker has been admitted to hospital. In his place we have Debra Cruttenden – ‘Why we need Bees’ … Read more

Spring Show – 26th March 2018

The Schedule for this event was sent out with the January newsletter. Should you require clarification on the classes of daffodils, please take a look at the illustrations provided by the RHS.  This is a link to the relevant page: The North room at Avonway will be open from 6.30pm for you to stage … Read more

Outing on Friday 22nd June

A reminder that bookings are currently being taken for our trip to West Dean Gardens in June. Take a look at their website   to see the information on what they have to offer. A visit to Chichester Cathedral and the Bishops Garden is also included. Go to 2018 Outing for details of how to … Read more