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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