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.

12 February Monday 1:30pm
Garden Visit Mark Porter's Winter Garden at The Down House, Itchen Abbas.
£10 including refreshments

26 February Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Understanding Solitary Bees in your Patch
Pauline Weeks

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

25 March Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Vegetable Growing
Martyn Cox

29 April Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Summer Bulbs
Tim Woodland

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

24 June Garden Visits – The Manor House, Upton Grey.
am: Rose Growing at Apuldram Nursey, Chichester - £7.50 including refreshments.
pm: Lordington House - £6 entry plus £6 refreshments

29 July Monday 7:45pm
Gardeners' Question Time with Ray Broughton & Society Cup Sweet Pea Competition

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

30 September Monday 7:45pm
Talk: Using perennials in a Mixed Border
Rose Hardy of Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants

28 October Monday 7:45pm
Talk: The Winter Garden
Andy McIndoe

27 November Monday 7:45pm
Christmas Meeting Mince Pies & Mulled Wine & Talk: My Wildflower Hot Spots of the World
Carol Watson

27 January 2025 Monday 7:45pm
AGM followed by Quiz Night with Geoff Hawkins

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 (2023 winner Roy Gentry).

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

Raffle: Prize donations always welcome. Tickets £1.

RHS Garden Entry Card - 50% Discount. A benefit of our affiliated membership of the Royal Horticultural Society is that we have access to the new RHS Entry Card which offers 50% discount for up to two of our members at the same time, who are not individually RHS members, to visit RHS gardens.Imelda Simons has kindly agreed to hold this card , which must be returned to her as soon as possible after its use. Imelda can be contacted on 01962 773487 or email.

10% discount for members at Garthowen Garden Centre. Upon presentation of your membership card you will be able to benefit from a 10% discount if you spend more than £20 on garden items. This excludes gifts, the coffee shop, sale items and special offers.