Wolverhampton Horticultural Society

Welcome to the Wolverhampton Horticultural Society website. 

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We are an active society promoting a range of different activities for anyone interested in gardening. We have monthly talks provided by gardening experts and a complete list of the speakers for 2019 can be found under the Programme page. A number of visits have also been arranged for later in the year and details can be found on the Society Trips 2019 page.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13 November at Beckminster Church Hall. This meeting is a talk by Andrew Ward entitled “Scents and Desirability”.

This talk tries to unravel the mysteries of why plants produce both scented flowers and aromatic foliage. It looks into the methods employed by plants to attract pollinating insects and animals and then gives illustrations of why we should use scent to its full in our garden. Finishing with some of the plants which should be grown for scent alone.

Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm with the talk scheduled to start at 7.30pm.

This year’s Annual Show saw another increase in the number of entries, a fifth consecutive year, so thanks to all members (and non-members) who made some entries. Thanks also to all those who helped set up and run the Show.

Prize winners from the Annual Show are as follows:

Annual Show results 2019  
Overall Show winner Jenny Tinsley
Fruit Maurice Jackson
Vegetables Linda Bassett
Cut Ornamentals: Jenny Tinsley
Pot Plants Christine Prottey
Floral Art Margaret Harris
Home Produce Jenny Tinsley
Photography Sue Angus
Arts and Crafts Caroline Sanderson
Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal Jenny Tinsley
National Vegetable Society medal Ken & Margaret Parkes
Ben George Award Olive Magowan
Members Plant Margaret Parkes

Full list of winners and photographs of the show are now available on the Annual Show 2019 Results page.

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 2019 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 enquiries, Telephone: Jill Porteous 01902 750130 or email: wolverhamptonhortsoc@gmail.com

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