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

Spring Newsletter 2011

February, 2011

Dear Member

We enclose the show schedule for this year which we have re-designed to make it more manageable and also in the hope it will encourage even more members to exhibit at our forthcoming shows. Booking forms for all outings can be found on the last pages of the new leaflet. You have already received your membership cards which outline the plans for this year. However a few changes to the dates have had to be made for various reasons outside our control and the final programme is now as follows:

Thursday 24th Feb. - 7.30 p.m. Kingston Barn.

Many members have asked us to invite Steve Edney back to give a power point presentation about the restoration of the Salutation gardens. He will take us through the changes and the development the gardens have seen during the last 5 years! It is pretty amazing! There will also be a competition for a 'winter posy'.

Thursday 24th March - 7.30 p.m. Kingston Barn.

Dr. Mick Lynn, who lectures on environmental science, is the Chairman of the Ticehurst Gardening Society and a bee-keeper, will give us a power point presentation on 'Bees in the Garden'. Honey bees are constantly in the news now because of their decline in nature and the economic benefit they bring from the pollination of crops. There is much gardeners can do to help bee populations through the design and plantings in their gardens. This talk will cover many aspects of this. The competition is for a 'spring posy'.

Saturday 9th April 2010 - 10.30 a.m. Plant Sale.

Our usual plant sale will this time be accompanied by a Mini Spring Show. Show Schedules were distributed at the AGM and can be downloaded from our website. You can also ring 01227/831557 if you need a paper copy. Exhibits should be brought to the hall on the day between 8.30 and 9.30 when the show entry fee should be paid. There will be the usual refreshments - coffee and tea - available.

Saturday 21st May 2011 - 9.00 a.m. from Barham Village Hall.

Our first coach outing of the year will be to Nyman's Garden in Hayward's Heath. This is a National Trust Garden, not only famous for Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias but also for a very extensive collection of plants from all over the world. Members of the National Trust and the RHS have free entry to the garden. Total cost including entry is 23 for non members, 15 for members of either NT or RHS. There is a restaurant as well as catering buggies in the garden and a picnic area. We expect to be back at about 6.00pm.

Saturday 25th June 2011 - 1.30 p.m. from the Barham Village Hall.

This is our annual afternoon outing by car and this year we will visit Walnut Tree Farm in the village of Waltham. This is a private garden, not normally open to the public and the owners have very kindly agreed to invite us into their walled garden which has many beautiful old roses.. Entrance fee is 4 including tea and biscuits. We expect to be back at about 6.00p.m.

Saturday 2nd July - Summer Show.

All details in the attached Show Schedule booklet.

Sunday 17th July 9.30 a.m. from Barham Village Hall.

This visit is to Eltham Palace Gardens and members can also visit the Palace if they wish. The garden is partly moated, has long borders, lovely views and is a fine example of 1930's garden design. There is a restaurant, a tearoom, as well as a picnic area. Total cost including entry is 15 for members of English Heritage and 23 for non-members. We expect to be back at about 6.00p.m. Saturday, 10th Sept. - Autumn Show. All details in the attached Show Schedule booklet.

Saturday, 10th Sept. - Autumn Show.

All details in the attached Show Schedule booklet

Thursday, 19th January 2012 7.00 p.m. AGM and New Year Party at the Barham Village Hall.

At the last AGM it was agreed that as the run up to Christmas time is always busy for everybody the AGM and Christmas Party would be moved to the New Year. It seems a very long time away at the moment! All the Committee look forward to meeting up with many of you during the forthcoming year.

May you enjoy many sunny and happy hours in your gardens --- and a cast-iron back to deal with the weeds!!

Very Best Wishes,

G. McGuire Dr. Tim Bines               
Secretary Chairman  

Next EventFriday
9 March 7.30pm

'Water features and their benefits'
This is an illustrated talk by Kevin Tooher. Takes place at Kingston Barn.
Directions to Kingston Barn 

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