AGM and Social Evening

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting, on Tuesday 30th November in Hale Village Hall, starting at 7.30 pm. The meeting will consist of the following: Reports on our reduced 2021 programme including financial accounts Election of your new Committee American Buffet: please bring a plate of food if you can We will provide the free drinks Raffle Fun gardening quiz Find out about our 2022 programme,  including some great talks and hopefully a return of the Annual Show. If ...

Furzey Gardens visit, 13th September 2021

Furzey Garden is an informal woodland garden located near Minstead in The New Forest.  It has an excellent cafe and shop and exists to raise funds to support those with learning difficulties providing horticultural training and employment. Your Society has given financial support on several occasions in recent years and we thought it about time we paid them another visit. With all the COVID restrictions in 2020, and further uncertainty about what would be possible this year, Furzey was ...

Marmalade Competition

The marmalade competition, the only surviving event from the cancelled HWHS Annual Show ('Home Produce', Class 65), reached its exciting conclusion this morning ouside Woodgreen Community Shop. Renowned fruit preserve connoisseur, Bobby Pawson, carried out a blind tasting - doubly so, with his eyes closed, hence his clear difficulties locating the butter. The eager entrants stood around waiting for the results, as Bobby tucked into his extended breakfast. After a lengthy read of the morning papers and a coffee or ...

Marmalade Competition

Although our Annual Show has now fallen foul of COVID-19 restrictions,  we have decided to continue with the Marmalade Competition to ensure your efforts from earlier in the year receive a fair hearing. Please bring your entries to the Woodgreen Village Shop from 12th July, where they will be held on remand for judging on Saturday 17th July.  Don't worry about the size and type of jar. The Judge, Bobby Pawson will be in session outside the shop at 11am to release the winning ...

Woodgreen Open Gardens

We will be proceeding with opening 6 Woodgreen gardens for you to view on Sunday 27th June from 11am. Purchase your ticket in the first garden you visit (£5.00 per adult - free for children under 14).  COVID regulations apply.  Social Distancing and a maximum of 30 in each garden. ...

Annual Show Cancelled

Sadly we have to cancel the Annual Show. The restrictions on numbers for indoor events are just too limiting to be able to run a viable and fun event. We realise that this will come as a big disappointment not least for those nurturing potential exhibits. At least you will have the quiet pleasure of enjoying your own efforts in the garden or on your dinner plate!...

2021 Annual Show

Please put the following date in your diary: Annual Show:   Saturday 17th July, Woodgreen Village Hall The Schedule for the Annual Show can be picked up from the Woodgreen Village Shop from Friday 21st May. You can also download a copy of the schedule and entry form. We will continue to monitor Government information regarding COVID-19 regulations and make the appropriate arrangements. Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe. Your ...

Plant Exchange

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2021  9am - 5pm Please join us in a couple of weeks for our Plant Exchange meeting: Behind the Woodgreen Village Hall Please bring any plants you wish to donate Collect any plants you would like to take away No money to be exchanged Please observe social distancing Don't forget to visit the wonderful Wildlife Garden while you are here! Annual Show:   Saturday 17th July, Woodgreen Village Hall, and with a revised schedule to be advised in May. ...

2021 Programme?

In these trying circumstances we hope you will be pleased to hear that your Committee has been exploring what might be possible to include in our 2021 Programme of Events. Indoor meetings would appear to be inadvisable for the foreseeable future, except perhaps much later in the year. Instead it might be possible to enjoy a number of our traditional events if we concentrate on outdoors and perhaps scale these back a little to allow appropriate social distancing so that we ...

Village Hall Garden in bloom

Before and after shots from the Village Hall garden showing the change from May to August: Here are some more photos taken recently: ...