Emsworth Horticultural Society

The

Society

was

formed

in

1919,

originally

for

local

allotment

holders.

Nowadays,

the

Society

welcomes

anyone

who

is

interested

in

gardening

of

any

sort.

Membership

is

available

at

£7

per

household

per

annum

.

EHS Membership provides the following benefits
Access to The Hut (the Distribution Store) which offers most gardening requirements at reasonable cost. Advice is also on hand A program of talks on gardening and related subjects Coach outings to gardens of horticultural and historic interest Additionally, there are opportunities to meet with fellow enthusiasts and admire local gardens at our Garden Natter Mornings and occasional Open Gardens Plant Sales are held at talks and annually at The Distribution Store (The Hut) Quarterly Newsletter to keep members informed
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Message from the Chair
In 1919 The Land Settlement Facilities Act required land to be made available to all to produce food, but mainly it was a way of assisting returning service men. In Emsworth the site chosen was a field off Victoria Road. The Emsworth Allotments and Gardens Society was set up to run it, collecting rents and making sure that plots were cultivated and in good order. Many plots were miniature small holdings on which members (all men) kept livestock such as hens and pigs as well as growing vegetables and fruit. One hundred years on, the Society has evolved into Emsworth Horticultural Society which no longer runs the allotments and whose activities reflect a range of the horticultural interests of its 350 or so members. Our centenary programme of events includes: Radio Solent Gardeners’ Questions Join us on Friday March 15 th 2019 at 1.45pm for a 2pm recording in Emsworth Baptist Church Hall hosted by Rebecca Parker. Bring along your questions to put to local gardening experts Andy McIndoe and Pippa Bensley. Tickets will be on sale at our talks, the Hut (see below) and at Bookends. Price: £2 for members and £3 for non-members to cover the hire of the hall and refreshments. ‘Planning and Planting for the Year Ahead’, a talk by Steve Austin. Thursday 17 th January 2018 ‘Herbaceous Perennials’ a talk and sale of plants by Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants award winning nursery. Thursday 18 th April 2019. 'Doing Chelsea in 2001BC—Before Computers'. President of the EHS, Sarah Sanderson will give a talk on her experience with the society's entry. 16th May 2019. Centenary Garden Party in the grounds of Hollybank House, 30th June, courtesy of Viv and Anna Williams. Talks will be held at Emsworth Community Centre starting at 7.30pm and are free to members, £2 to non- members. It only costs £7 to join the EHS look at our website www.emsworthhorticulturalsociety.org.uk for details, and join at one of the monthly talks or at the EHS Distribution Hut, on the Washington Road Allotments site, on Sunday mornings, 10 – 12 . Lyn Davies (Chair)
Emsworth Horticultural Society celebrates its centenary.
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Important Notices
Emsworth Horticultural Society
The seed potatoes, onion sets and shallots have arrived and are available at the hut Sunday mornings 10 - 12 noon
Chair - Lyn Davies. Vice Chair - Daphne Thomsett Michael Ponsonby - Treasurer Christopher Shaw and Susan Sinnett-Jones as joint Secretaries. Other committee members re-elected are Richard Suter, Shiraz Jamal as webmaster, Colin Beale as membership secretary, Jan Butler as Show Secretary.
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EHS Committee Members 2019 - 2020