The Society committee has held an Extraordinary General Meeting to elect our new chairperson, as Jill has decided to stand down. The newly elected chairperson is Ken Hoare. Ken has kindly provided details of his background for the benefit of those members who have not yet met him, these can be found on the Contact us/Membership page. Ken will be attempting to phone members over the next few weeks to introduce himself.
Jill Porteous has stood down as chair after many years of service to the Society. A presentation was made by the committee to thank her for her services at the recent Extra-ordinary General Meeting along with a thank you gift.
Hillview Garden Plants: Annual Sale
For the first two weeks in October, including Sundays, Hillview Garden Plants will be having a sale where plants will be 50% off.
They have invited our gardening group members for a preview on 28th-30th September as it has been so difficult to get out this summer and all talks have been cancelled.
WHS members will get the 50% discount early and get first choice of all the plants. Take your membership card or mention the email sent to members.
We are an active society promoting a range of different activities for everyone interested in gardening. We normally host monthly talks provided by gardening experts. Details of talks for 2020 are under the Programme page. Details of any visits arranged will be found under Society Trips .
COVID 19 UPDATE. Unfortunately all meetings and the Annual show have had to be postponed in accordance with Government guidance on the corona virus lockdown. Although a Zoom meeting, with Adam Pasco has been set up for Weds 14th Oct at 7.30pm, more details on Programme page.
Unfortunately the trip to the National Memorial Arboretum has had to be postponed due to new covid regulations. More details on Society Trips page.
ONLINE COMPETITION SEPTEMBER VOTING Members are now invited to vote for which entry they think is the best entry for the Dianthus Members plant competition. All photos are shown on the ONLINE COMPETITION page. Voting will close at 4.00pm on Sunday 27th September. Winners and for Longest Bean) will be announced on Monday 28th September.
So if you enjoy gardening or simply interested in it- It’s fun and inexpensive to join us. Membership details are on the Membership page along with details of member discounts available at local retailers/nurseries. A map showing how to find us at Beckminster Church Hall and meeting times are shown on the Find us pages.
The Gallery and Links page also has some tips for gardening and links to the Plant Hunters Fair and Shropshire Historic Churches open gardens website for gardeners looking for plants at reasonable prices and with expert advice available. The 2020 calendar for plant fairs can also be accessed through our Gallery and Links page for anybody interested in buying more specialist and unusual plants.
New members and visitor are always welcome. Talks are free to members and £4 to non members.
Get in touch today!
For all general enquiries, Telephone: Ken Hoare 01952 504760 or email: email@example.com