Talks
Talks

Talks by leading gardeners and experts

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Blog
Blog

Advice, experiences and musings from society members

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Open Gardens
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!

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

We have a full programme of trips and talks throughout the year and, of course, our annual show in July. Click here for details of our upcoming events:

18th February 2020

Gardeners’ Question Time and Social Evening

Hale Village Hall, 7.30pm

Come along and put your very own gardening questions to our expert panel. Last year, there was no shortage of tricky questions, nor useful and practical answers. It's also a social evening with a glass or two of wine, chosen by our in-house sommelier and paid for by the Society!

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24th March 2020

TALK: “The Winter Garden”

by Andy McIndoe

Woodgreen Village Hall, 7.30pm

Andy Mcindoe is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio. During his long career with Hillier Nurseries he was responsible for the development of the Company’s chain of garden centres and for 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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18th April 2020

Spring Plant Sale

Woodgreen Village Hall, 11.00am - 1.30pm

As the weather starts to improve, greenshoots begin to show and our enthusiasm for gardening perks up again, we all start to look for those little treasures to fill that annoying gap, add to that new border or start the vegetable patch burgeoning.

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