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
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 Treasurer - Michael Ponsonby 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
The Centenary Year got off to a great start with Radio Solent’s recording of Gardeners’ Questions at the Baptist Church on March 15 th . The panel, Pippa Bensley and Andy McIndoe, were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and Rebecca Parker, the producer did brilliant of job of chairing the session. Tea and delightful cakes were made and served by members. Thanks to everyone who helped and especially to Daphne Tomsett who organised it all. The recording will be broadcast on Sunday May 5 th , 2019, Radio Solent at 12noon - do listen in! In April, May we have talks, an open garden and trips, and on June 30 th we are having a celebratory garden party in the grounds of Hollybank House from 1pm to 4pm. There will be a picnic style buffet lunch and a jazz trio to entertain. It will be free to members but will b e a ticketed event so we can manage numbers. More on all of this year’s events later in the newsletter. Looking forward to 2020, we need a new treasurer, show secretary and stock manager for the hut. If you are interested why not join the committee now with a view to finding out more? Please talk to a committee member: Michael Ponsonby, Jan Butler, Colin Beale, Daphne Tomsett, Chris Shaw, Richard Suter, Heather Gale, Faith Ponsonby, Susan Sinnett- Jones, Shiraz Jamal or contact Lyn Davies on 01243 373810 or emshorticultural@gmail.com . Lyn Davies (EHS Chair)
April 2019 Update
We’re putting on an exhibition at Emsworth Museum to show some of the highs and a few lows from our 100 year existence. Thanks to our members, archivist Chris Shaw will be able to include images and stories of events we haven't shown before. In July the Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 to 16.30 . .
Centenary Exhibition at Emsworth Museum, July 2019.
If you didn’t get chance to hear the 5th May Broadcast of the recording of BBC Solent’s Gardener’s Questions in Emsworth, click on the link to where it is posted on the BBC website 0 782rlr
LISTEN to The BBC Radio Solent broadcast of the The Gardener’s Questions recorded in Emsworth on 15th March
Centenary Garden Party - 30th June Important Notice
We are very sorry but all tickets for the garden party have been taken and we have started a waiting list. We would be grateful if any ticket holders who find they cannot come on June 30th would let us know asap so their tickets can be re-allocated. Email emshorticultural@gmail.com or Phone 01243 373810