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Visits and Events for 2019

April 6th                           Spring Show 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. 


April 25th                         Speaker, John Wood from Hinton Ampner
                                        7.00 for 7.30 Harting V.H.


May 27th                          Festivities Plant Stall


June 15th                          Midsummer Show, Elsted V.H.
                                        Set-up 3.00-4.30pm, Show 6.00-7.00pm


June 23                            Sculpture in the Garden, at Sue Wright’s garden 11.00 - 4.00


July 7th                             Garden Visit, Clover Farm, Alton

July 21st                           Cream Teas in the Law room.

August 17th                      Summer Show 2.00 – 4.30 p.m.


 Nov. 21st                          AGM, Harting V.H. 7.00 for 7.30pm

09 July 2019Visit to Clover Farm

Members of the HHS and guests enjoyed this wonderful three acre country garden with views over the Hampshire countryside.

Herbaceous borders and sloping lawns down to a reflection pond, wild flower meadow, lime avenue, rose and kitchen gardens, and an ornamental grass area followed by tea and cake in the sunshine made this a special afternoon.


09 July 2019Scupture Garden Day

SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN:  Sunday 23rd June, 11am – 5.00pm

The Sculpture Day at Nyewood House went very well for the Society. A total of             £ 730.00 was made over the day in aid of HHS. The Sculptures featuring the work of Harriet Francis, Cara Wassenberg, Neil Lawson-Baker, Alison Crowther, Jane Hodgson and plaques by Tim Bonner were enjoyed by everyone in the lovely grounds of Nyewood House. The HHS would like to thank the sculptors, Sue and Chris Wright and all of the volunteers who made this such a successful day.

15 May 2019Visit to East Malling Research Centre

For my business I recently visited the East Malling Research station of the NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany).

Please see the external link below to the East Malling web site for a full explanation of the centre.

A research station was established on the East Malling site in 1913 on the impetus of local fruit growers. The original buildings are still in use today. Some of the finest and most important research on perennial crops has been conducted on the site, resulting in East Malling’s worldwide reputation. Some of the more well-known developments have been achieved in the areas of plant raising, fruit plant culture (especially the development of rootstocks), fruit breeding, ornamental breeding, fruit storage and the biology and control of pests and diseases

In 2016, East Malling Research became part of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) group.

My company has a large amount of equipment in use at the centre for monitoring and logging soil moisture content, soil temperature, soil electrical conductivity, rainfall, wind conditions, humidity and solar radiation.

I noticed in reception that the site welcomed visits and provided tours, also there are courses for the amateur gardener on skills such as pruning and grafting which may be of interest to some of our members. Information on these is attached in the library section.   

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