Talks
Talks

Talks by leading gardeners and experts

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Noticeboard

Notices, experiences and musings from society members

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Open Gardens

"Beyond the Garden Gate": details of our open garden events

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Annual Show
Annual Show

Everything you need to know about exhibiting or visiting our annual show

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Trips
Trips

Our annual outings to spectacular gardens and country houses

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Welcome – 2023, Our Centenary Year!

The Society was founded in 1923 to combine the gardening interests of people in the adjacent Hampshire villages of Hale and Woodgreen. Our aims are to provide a wide range of interesting and informative events, raise significant funds for nominated charities and have a lot of fun. New members, experienced or novice gardeners, are most welcome.

Alternating between the two Village Halls of Hale and Woodgreen, we hold evening talks by invited speakers on a range of horticultural subjects, usually during February, March and April in the early part of the gardening year, and resuming again in September and October. We also hold a plant sale in April where plants can be purchased at very reasonable prices from both professional growers and our membership. Our Annual Show is held in July where members and non-members alike can enter a wide range of competition classes; flowers, vegetables, home produce and so on. The combined AGM and Social evening is held in December. During the year at least one coach trip to a well known garden or gardens is also arranged. Members open their gardens for public viewing biennially, in May for Hale and June in Woodgreen.

Forthcoming Events

The 2023 Programme has now been finalised: READ MORE...>

25th January 2023

Gardeners’ Question Time and Social Evening

Woodgreen Village Hall, 7.30pm

Our first event of 2023, with expert horticultural advice to those tricky gardening questions. Come along with gardening conundrums and enjoy a New Year's drink on us!

21st February 2023

TALK: “Gardening at No.9”

by David Mussell

Woodgreen Village Hall, 7.30pm

How a garden was created; the stories, the good stuff and the disasters!

22nd March 2023

TALK: “The Modern Kitchen Garden”

by Barry Newman

Hale Village Hall, 7.30pm

Barry is a well known grower, exhibitor, lecturer and judge with formal horticultural training. He is a RHS 'Britain in Bloom' judge and has a life-long passion for growing and showing vegetables.