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:

24th September 2019

TALK: “The Hillier Gardens Throughout the Year” by David Jewell

Hale Village Hall, 7.30pm

David Jewell is Head of Collections at The Hillier Arboretum. The Hillier Gardens and Arboretum has one of the most comprehensive and unrivalled collection of trees, shrubs and hardy plants in the UK. Among its outstanding features are the splendour of the seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres.

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29th October 2019

TALK: “For the love of Snowdrops” by Lyn Miles

Woodgreen Village Hall, 7.30pm

Lyn is a galanthophile (snowdrop-nut!) and has been giving talks to local gardening groups for over 15 years. She also opens her garden, Westcroft, just north of Salisbury, under the National Garden Scheme.

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10th December 2019

AGM and Social Evening

Hale Village Hall, 7.30pm

While it may not sound like the most exciting event in our calendar we always manage to take the opportunity to have fun. We hope you will be able to join us. Your continuing support is vital, and makes all our efforts worthwhile.

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