HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEWS - 2017

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2017 EVENTS

Open Garden & Cream Tea    Summer Show    Tulip Mini Show    Afternoon Tea
Daffodil Mini Show


Horticultural Society Open Garden and Cream Tea
2nd July 2017

Open Garden
The afternoon of 2nd July was a lovely and sunny. We had presold 188 tickets but the weather drew in a total of 257 people with just as many Cream Teas to be served!

Open Garden

The Horticultural Society members pulled together wonderfully to manage the afternoon and we hope people did not have too long to wait for their teas.

All of this generated £262 for Essex Air Ambulance from the sale of plants and the Society will be donating £100 to the Village Hall nominated Charity, Dementia Care at Basildon Hospital in addition to what will be raised at the Society’s Charity Event
(a Beetle Drive) on Saturday 7th October.

Open Garden

The Horticultural Society was able to add £1,778 to its funds.

We thank all those who came for their wonderful support and hope everyone really enjoyed the event.

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Rusi Hodivala
Chairman, Ramsden Bellhouse Horticultural Society


Horticultural Society Summer Show
Saturday 10th June 2017

The Horticultural Society Summer Show was held on 10th June, with 148 entries.  Numbers were slightly down on previous years but there were still many high quality exhibits.

Summer Show
Summer Show
Summer Show

There were roses, floral art, cakes, marmalade, urns, herbs, lettuce, strawberries and even lemons, which was exhibited by Tony Rogers and won Best in Show! To prove how good they were, the Judge actually asked if they were shop bought! Gail Carpenter won the best floral exhibit for her dramatic arrangement.  The Judge was extremely thorough and very impressed with the standard of the show.

Thank you to everyone who made the day such a success.

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Tulip Mini Show
Friday 21st April 2017

Our second Mini Show was held at our meeting on Friday 21st April with some lovely tulips on display, together with a great range of of other plants and vegetables.

Tulips Show
Mini Show

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Afternoon Tea
Sunday 2nd April 2017

On a sunny spring afternoon, over 100 people enjoyed afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and delicious cakes, all accompanied by the Harmony Encore Singers.

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

Thank you to everyone who helped run the event, which took an enormous amount of planning, organisation and hard work.

It was wonderful to see so many people come out and support their local Society.

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Daffodil Mini Show
Monday 20th March 2017

The horticultural season got off to a good start on 20th March with our Daffodil Mini Show.

There were a record 93 entries and the hall was lit up with a profusion of bright yellow.  Well done to the winners and better luck next time for those not so lucky.

Mini Show
Mini Show

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