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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Important Notices
Emsworth Horticultural Society
AGM report, February 2020 I was pleased to report at our recent AGM that the Society is in good shape after its Centenary Year. The special celebratory events were well supported, as well as the usual programme of talks, trips and open gardens. The Show moved to a new site at the New Life Christian Church in Hermitage, where there is plenty of space as well as other advantages not enjoyed at the old site. The Distribution Hut continued to supply members with gardening items and acted as a social hub. Membership increased slightly, and 60 new members were welcomed to the Society. The EHS Committee for 2020 is: Co-chairs, Colin Beale and Lyn Davies; Co-Secretaries, Susan Sinnett-Jones and Chris Shaw; Treasurer, Michael Ponsonby; Show Secretary, Roy Dibden; Chair of Show sub-committee, Faith Ponsonby; Chair of Distribution Hut sub-committee, TBC; Membership Secretary, Colin Beale; Webmaster and Newsletter Editor, Shiraz Jamal; general members, Daphne Tomsett and Jan Butler. We welcome our new member, Roy Dibden who has taken over the role of Show Secretary on the retirement of Jan Butler. A big thank vote of thanks to Jan for her dedication and hard work in organising the marquee and the competitions over the last 20 or so years. Jan and Dave Beynon who recently retired from volunteering at the Hut were made Life Members in recognition of their contribution to the EHS, at the Hut, the Show and on the committee. On behalf of the committee I would also like to thank everyone who did their bit to make our centenary year so enjoyable and successful we couldn’t have done it without you! Lyn Davies Full show reports are attached below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE EHS - Coronavirus   Dear Society Member,  As I'm sure you're aware events have moved on since my last email of 15th March.  I won't reiterate the current government guidance in this email as we all know what this is.  The most important thing is our duty of care to our volunteers, without whom we couldn't run the Society, and to our members.  In summary we will be doing the following until further notice: ·	With immediate effect we are cancelling all talks in the community centre, open garden mornings and EHS arranged trips.  (Angela will contact those booked on the trip to Suffolk in June.) ·	The Hut:  will close for the forseeable future.  This is a difficult decision, but we simply can't ask our volunteers to staff the hut in the current climate.   ·	The Emsworth Show:  at this time, we'll continue to work to deliver the show in August. ·	The May Plant Sale:  will be rescheduled to a later date. ·	Newsletter:  we'll send out the Spring Newsletter in early April as usual, reflecting the latest guidance and our response. I hope that you all understand and support this position.  We'll all look forward to a few months’ time when we can reopen for business as usual. In the meantime, I and all the committee wish you and your families well. Best regards Colin Beale Emsworth Horticultural Society Co-Chair Updated:  20th March 2020