Ropley Horticultural Society


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All meetings are held at the Ropley Parish Hall (SO24 0DJ), unless stated otherwise.
Visitors are welcome at all evening meetings - Entrance fee £5 - Free parking.

30 January 2022 Monday 7:45pm
AGM followed by a talk: What the judge is looking for- Cookery & preserves (tips)
Margaret Mew

27 February Monday 7:45pm
Talk: The answer lies in the Soil
Geoff Hawkins

27 March Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Making the most of what you’ve got
Ben Pope

1 April Saturday 8am-4pm
Spring Show – Ropley Parish Hall
Open to public 2:30pm

24 April Monday 7:45pm
Talk: History of The National Gardens Scheme and hidden gems
Mark Porter

18 May Thursday 1.30
Nursery Visit – Pepperpots Herb Nursery, Alton.

29 May Whit. Monday 10-3
Plant Sale – at Ropley Pram Race
Locally grown bedding, specimen plants, vegetables and perennials.

11 June Sunday 2.00 - 5.00
Garden Open for Charity, Kitwood Cottage, Kitwood Road, Ropley, SO24 0FH
Entry £2.50, Children free. As well as teas there will be an extensive plant stall.
Entry money to be donated to the Rosemary Foundation a Petersfield based ‘Hospice at Home’ service for patients suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

28 June Wednesday 1.30
Garden Visit – The Manor House, Upton Grey.

31 July Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Dry Gardens & Society Cup Sweet Pea Competition (current holder: Maurice Shakespeare)
Lynn Dupont.

19 August Saturday 8am-4pm
Summer Show – Ropley Parish Hall
Open to public 2:30pm

September Wednesday Date and Time to be confirmed
Visit: Garden visit

25 September Monday 7:45pm
An interactive Talk: Heritage Apples
Chris Bird

30 October Monday 7:45pm
Talk: The Greenhouse year
Gillian Taylor

27 November Monday 7:45pm
Christmas Meeting Mince Pies & Mulled Wine & Talk: Nature Travels and Gardens
Michael Huggan

29 January 2024 Monday 7:45pm
AGM followed by Talk Growing Sweet Peas
Jim McDonald

Flower of the Month competition: bring in a flower of your choice that you have grown in your garden, in a vase, to the Competition Table. Entries are judged on the evening and points accumulated. Winner receives Bert Clanfield trophy at AGM (current holder Jill Shakespeare).

Gardening Sales Table: please donate unwanted gardening items for sale to other members, with proceeds going towards the Society. If unsold at end of evening, person who donated, please take back.

Raffle: donations always welcome.