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Latest Notices : 10 May 2024

  • At our May meeting, Mike Webber talked us through the development of his garden, incorporating different 'rooms' in the garden and detailing his successes, failures and lessons learned.  Write up here ; 

  • Our Hampton Court trip on 5 July is now fully booked - we're really looking forward to going now!

  • Summer Social sign up is now open.  Please feel free to pay up via BACS (details on the Membership page) and let us know your food order by email : Cod & Chips £12, Scampi & Chips £10, Steak Pie & Chips £8, Chicken Pie & Chips £8, Sausage & Chips £7.

  • Plant Sale is on 18th May between 10 and 12.  Please let your family and friends know to come along and support us.  Bacon Rolls and refreshments will be available.

    • Any donations for the Plant Sale to be brought to the Memorial Hall between 9 and 10am.  thanks!​

  • Reminder to save the date for the pre-Christmas dinner - evening of Saturday 16 November.  £28.95pp.  Sign up sheet to be made available shortly.

  • West Moors Horticultural Society outing to Abbotsbury Gardens - 18 June, £24pp.  Leaving from West Moors Memorial Hall at 9.30am.  Please call Doreen on 01202 893276

  • VDHS helped to support Trinity CE VA First School to plant Oak, Beech, Ash and Maple trees in line with their new school house naming.  Saplings were donated by Brackendale Nurseries, and stakes and ties from Stewarts.  The children loved learning how to plant trees, and we discussed what they needed to grow, and why they are so important.

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Latest Notices : 5 April 2024

  • Chris Bird gave an enthusiastic presentation of plants to include in a white garden, or to accompany other planting schemes.  Write up here ; 

  • Please ask family and friends if they would like to join us on our Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival outing on 5 July.  Limited spaces available.  Anyone signed up, please pay asap to secure your place.

  • The Brackenwood exclusive visit on 15 June from 2pm is open for signing up and payment.  £8 per adult which includes a cream tea.  We do need to finalise numbers at the end of May.

  • Planning for our Summer Social on 3 August is underway.  We will be holding a horse racing evening with fish and chip supper.  Sign up sheets will be available at our monthly meetings.

  • The Spring Show was a great success with 157 visitors, up 46% on last year.  We also had 8 new members sign up!  Thanks all for entering! 

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS : We have booked for our pre-Christmas dinner on Saturday 16th November at the Crane Valley Golf Club.  £28.95 per person.  Sign up sheets will be available shortly, but please keep the date free!

  • Chaldicott Barns Spring Fair on 27 April 2024 – 10am to 3pm - an invitation to a free ‘gardening’ event that covers both the cultivated garden and the wilder outdoor space. Nurture & Nature is a specially curated market stall area.  Plants, garden metalwork, botanical products, food and drink, books, tools etc.  Advice on hand from garden designer, arboriculture specialist and ecological consultants.  Chaldicott Barns are converted farm buildings in a wonderful, landscaped setting just 3 miles north of Shaftesbury. There is a deli and café on site with delicious hot and cold meals and drinks, and a cold cheese room for real cheese lovers.

  • Spring Plant Fair – Sat 20 April 10-2 at the Walled Garden, Moreton near Dorchester. Large gathering of plant nurseries, growers, and garden enthusiasts, along with family fun, food, blacksmiths, professional advice and more!  We have been offered a group discount for VDHS – if multiple members are interested in going, let me know and I can contact the organisers with numbers.  Either we can get an online discount code, or they will put our Society Name down to pay at the gate.

  • Catch up on recent meeting write ups here ;  

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