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Welcome to Wisborough Green Horticultural Society (WGHS)                 

Up and running in 1924 (and apparently earlier!) -  RHS affiliated

NEWS:   

The Society held an enjoyable and well attended AGM and Quiz on the 4th of March to relaunch the Horticultural Society.  Tom Christopherson was elected as the new Chairman, Chris Stride as Treasurer, Heather Richards as Secretary and Mary Benson as Show Secretary.   Shirley Dean-Webster,  Kate Osborne, Natalie Parsons, Becky Penfold and Shirley Stride joined the new committee. 

You can download and view the minutes of the AGM here:  AGM 2024 Minutes final.pdf

 

New members welcome

The WGHS is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and is operated and managed by volunteers on behalf of members to promote the enjoyment, knowledge and practice of horticulture now and for the future.  We are a friendly group of enthusiastic gardeners and allotmenteers willing to share our knowledge and plants.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in horticulture. The society is non - profit making and all income is directed back into the society for the benefit of members.

Membership in 2024 is free of charge whilst we implement our new membership system and 'get back to business'.  Depending on how things go we will review whether we have to reintroduce membership fees from 2025.

 

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Shows

We will host the annual horticultural show in Wisborough Green Village Hall on August the 26th ( August Bank Holiday Monday) .  The show is always full of scent and colour and will include entries of flowers, fruit, vegetables and cookery.  Judging is by independent RHS and other experts.  We are very keen to help and support juniors and they are welcome to enter the adult classes as well as having their own section. 

 

The schedule for the show and all entry details are available here: Web Schedule 2024.pdf

 

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Plant sales

The Spring plant sale will take place on Saturday May the 18th at 11.30 a.m. at Wisborough Green Village Hall. 

We sell plants both donated and raised in our own allotment site.  Come along for locally raised plants at bargain prices, and the chance of finding some unusual gems.  We will also hold a plant sale at the Village Hall on the day of the Flower Show.

 

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WGHS Plant Sale, 2024

 

Volunteers

We always welcome volunteers,  please do get in touch if you would like to donate plants for the May sale,  or to help with the horticultural show or other events.  

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(Some of) The Committee, 2024

Talks and activities

In the past we have held talks on a wide range of subjects as well as hosting well known gardeners such as Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Biggs and Helen Yemm. 

This year we hope to host an Autumn talk and a Christmas wreath making activity in the village hall,  on December 7th.   More information to follow.

 

Trips

In recent years we have organised trips to Kew Gardens and The Savill Garden together with informal visits to more local gardens.  

 

History

The Wisborough Green Horticultural Society has contributed to community life in the village for at least 100 years.   The sundial on the Little Green was donated to the parish by the society to commemorate the millennium.  

 

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Millennium Sundial on Little Green

 

Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors:-

Rosemary Ansell

James Bolam

Sue Jameson

Philip Juniper

Mark Robinson

Chris Bryant (07977 208392)

Bellmans Auctioneers (01403 700858)

Zest Unisex Hair Salon (01403 700202)

The West Sussex Antique Timber Company (01403 700139)

Dandelion Farewells (01403 701001)

The Bat & Ball (01403 700199)

Aurora Fireworks (01403 701991)

Spackman Accountancy Services (01403 700791)

Penfolds Property People (01403 289414)

Old Mill Cafe (01403 700094)

Wisborough Green Stores (01403 700278)

Newbridge Nurseries (01403 272686)

Village Nurseries (Sinnocks - 01798 813040) - WGHS members eligible for a 10% discount on plants and sundries on production of membership card

Prenplants  (www.prenplants.co.uk) 01403 822437

 

If you would like to support the society and have your details listed here please contact us at wghsoc@gmail.com