This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

Society News & Events 2014

Take a look at what the society did in 2013.

Autumn Show 6 September 2014 (View the gallery)

Many members and Visitors enjoyed the colourful display of flowers, vegetables and fruits at this year's Autumn Show. Show Judges remarked about the many exhibits of outstanding quality this year, such as onions and apples but also the amount and variety of Dahlias was remarkable.

The Tea room was busy all afternoon and the home made cakes were thoroughly enjoyed; just a few biscuits were left. After prize giving exhibits were collected or given away to visitors; the hall was tidied up and the committee members left after a very strenuous but also very enjoyable and successful day. Take a look at some of the photos in the gallery.

Summer Show 5 July 2014 (View the gallery)

It was a very successful show with an increased amount of entries compared with last year and the judges were pleased with the high standard of exhibits. There were many visitors enjoying the display and also a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake. Brig. Atherton gave out the Cups to the winners and reminded members and visitors that the Autumn Show will take place on Saturday, 6th September. Take a look at some of the photos in the gallery.

Coach Outing to Loseley Park Wednesday June 18

33 members went on a coach outing to Loseley Park near Guildford, the home of the More-Molyneux Family. It was a lovely Summer day and we were made very welcome on arrival with a cup of coffee. We were then given a tour through the house by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who told us about the long history of the house and also about plans for the future. After that we sat down in nice surroundings to a delicious lunch and were then able to enjoy the afternoon in the beautiful gardens in the sunshine and many took a few plants back home. Thanks to an efficient driver we had a straight journey back and arrived back home at 6.oo.

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

Loseley Park

Tour of Samphire Hoe Saturday 3 May

On Saturday 3rd May 25 members of Barham and District Horticultural Society and several members of Charing Gardening Society were very ably guided by Paul Holt around the 30 hectares of Samphire Hoe (between Dover and Folkestone see External Website Samphire Hoe Web Site) in brilliant sunshine. He explained that the Hoe, constructed from 4.9 million cubic metres of material carved out of the channel tunnel, had been carefully landscaped and about half of the area seeded with wildflower and grass mixes designed to suit the various local conditions. The rest of the site was sown with just Rye grass which was planned to die out and allow plants to develop freely. On our visit we saw a wide range of plants, birds including stonechat and were most impressed by over 5000 early spider orchids the Hoe is home to over 200 species of plants, 140 species of bird and 30 of butterfly have been recorded. In 2013, more than 80,000 visitors explored the site which is owned by Eurotunnel and managed together with White Cliffs Countryside Partnership.

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

 

Spring Show News - 12 April 2013 (View the gallery)

Spring came very early this year and many daffodils were gone when the spring show took place, but never-the-less there was still a delightful display of spring flowers to be admired, including tulips and bunches of a variety of spring flowers and some delicious cakes. The Plant Sale was as always well attended and the results of the show are as follows: .....

Due to the very early spring this year, daffodils were scarce and not many members took part. There were still remarkable numbers of daffodils on show. Take a look at some of the photos in the gallery.

Next EventWednesday 14th
November 7.30pm

'The Good Wood — a shared experience'
This is an audience participation event
by Renee Bull & Jim Clements at
Barham Village Hall

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