Programme for 2017 : Meetings are held at 8pm on the dates below in the Village Hall (unless otherwise stated). A raffle with prizes linked to the theme of the evening will be held at the meeting, and refreshments are provided. On the night a small admission charge will be made of £1.50 for members and £3.00 for non-members. (to cover the cost of the hall hire).
COWFOLD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME FOR 2017
THURSDAY 30 MARCH SKITTLES AND PIZZA AT THE BULL
We return to The Bull, Shermanbury for a social evening. As numbers are limited; contact a committee member for availability. We meet 7.45pm for 8pm.
FRIDAY 28 APRIL THE CHANGING SEASONS IN THE GARDENS OF WAKEHURST PLACE
Our first meeting of 2017, will be presented by BOB JUBB, a guide for many years at Wakehurst Place.
Plug plants will also be available for £1 to grow on for the members only Class 24, in the Summer Show.
WEEKEND 29TH 30TH APRIL FAMILY SCARECROW COMPETITION
Looking for something to keep the children busy over the Easter School Holidays. Get your thinking heads on or Google for inspiration. A prize will be given for the best one seen in the village. Register your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 6 MAY PLANT SALE IN THE VILLAGE HALL 10am – 12noon
Bring your bags, boxes and wheel barrows ready to purchase from the amazing selection of flowers and vegetables on sale at reasonable prices.
FRIDAY 26 MAY PETE THE POND
Thismonth’s talk will focus on the clearing and maintenance of ponds and the Flora and Fauna of a pond environment.
FRIDAY 9 JUNE Meeting at 8pm at ST PETERS’ CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD - BATS AND MOTHS
with Michael Blencowe, People and wildlife Officer from Sussex Wildlife Trust. Refreshments at 8pm, starts 8.30, then into the churchyard. Bring your children, grandchildren and their friends along to discover what is in the air above Cowfold after darkness falls.
THURSDAY 29 JUNE Get your completed Summer Show entry forms filled in and handed to us at THE SMITHY from 6-9pm. As they say, you’ve got to be in it to win it!
SATURDAY 1 JULY COWFOLD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW
The Marquee has been booked, so once again it’s over to you. Get cooking, growing, making, and taking those photographs that will make your entry stand out. Classes are open to everyone, members or not. Challenge your family, friends and neighbours to take part. See Summer Schedule.
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST CHS MEMBERS BBQ Venue to be announced.
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER VISIT TO PARSONAGE FARM, KIRDFORD
A return visit to this wonderful formal garden laid out on a grand plan, opening for the National Garden Scheme. We will car share, meeting at the Pavilion Car Park and leaving at 1.30pm. Drivers please let us know if you have spare seats. Homemade teas available. Admission £6, children free. SatNav: RH14 0NG
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER JUNE COLLEY- THE PERFUME OF PLANTS
June was Head of Technology at a French perfumery company, she will explain how and why plants are perfumed, and the types of scent found in the garden. Also how you can create your own perfumed garden and make your own perfumed products. There will be samples of essential oils to smell and identify.
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER . JIM BUTTRESS - THE CENTRAL ROYAL PARKS
A well known horticultural expert, Jim has a wealth of knowledge having been Superintendent at the Royal Parks for 25 years. He can often be heard on local radio, programming Dig It
Friday 24 NOVEMBER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Come and join us as we bring 2017 to a close with a revue of the year and election of officers for 2018. This is your opportunity to get more closely involved in the running of this long running village society. Refreshments will be served.