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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Website updated: 14th December 2018
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
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  Emsworth Horticultural Society celebrates its centenary.
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