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Hampshire Federation of
Horticultural Societies

e-Bulletin                 February 2017


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 Final Call

Saturday 25 February 2017 

Judges and Show Organisers Conference

All Judges, Society Organisers and Interested members are cordially invited to this conference in the Gilbert White Room, Westley Court at Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2NF. Coffee and tea will be available from 9.30 am (50p).

The speakers will be:

Jim Arbury – RHS Fruit specialist and a contributor to the new RHS Show Handbook
Barry Newman – former chairman of the National Vegetable Society and also a contributor to the new RHS Show Handbook.

Lunch will be available in the College’s Cafeteria but must be booked in advance.

Any queries contact Caroline    
tel: 01329 832107

Allotment Competition 2017

The Federation's Allotment Competition, which will be assessed by Federation Judges, is open to all members of affiliated Societies.
Completed entry forms with appropriate fees must be sent in by 22nd  May 2017.
Any queries telephone 01256 364378
or email:

Upcoming Events

Listed here are details of events taking place over the next few weeks. A full calendar of events is available on the HFHS website.

11th February 2017

Codford & District Annual Potato Day
@ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Codford Village Hall, Broadleaze, High St, Codford, Wilts, BA12
Cost: £1.50 to include your first tea/coffee & piece of cake!
Contact: Karen Johnstone
potato pot
Sunday 5th March
Damerham Potato Day
Damerham Village Hall, Fordingbridge SP6 3HQ
9.30am until 1.30pm
Over 80 varieities of seed potatoes available singly or in bulk.
Heritage seeds Fruit trees and Bushes
and lots more.....
Refreshments available.
Arranged in conjuction with Pennard Plants and Damerham & District Horticultural Society.
Contact: Peter Allen  01725 519269

Sunday 19th March

Purbrook Horticultural Society
Annual Spring Show

Deverell Hall , London Road, Purbrook PO7 5JR
Doors open to public at 2pm with awarding of Trophies ta approx. 4pm
Refreshments available
Entry by donation
Accompanied children most welcome
Free parking
Further details at

Saturday 25th March  

Farlington & District Garden Club
Spring Show (Open)

1:30 pm at St Andrews Church Hall Havant Road, Farlington
Refreshments, Plant Sale and Raffle


Totton & District Gardeners Society
Spring Show (open)

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Totton & District Three Score Club, Library Rd, Totton, SO40 3RS
Full details, schedule, rules and entry form available on website

West Moors Horticultural Society
Spring Show (Open)
1.30p.m in the Memorial Hall, Station Road West Moors.
Schedule    Entry Form
Contact : Sue Hamlett on 01202 871536.

Lee Horticultural Society
Spring Show

Lee Community Centre,Twyford Drive, Lee-On-The-Solent.
Open to the public at 1.30.p.m.
Prize giving at 3.30.p.m.
Sale of items at 3.45.p.m
Free admission to members and £1.00 to Non-members.
Refreshments available.
Contact BruceThomas tel 02392 551873 for more details
Saturday 8th April
Bramshott, Liphook & District
Horticultural Society
Spring Flower Show (members only)

at Liphook Church Centre
 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring and buy plant sale. Sale of fuchsias (Class 51) and chillies (Class 148).
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The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies (HFHS) was founded in 1959 to assist its member societies.

Bulletin Editor:    Caroline Ford
01329 832107

For general queries please contact:

Hon. Secretary HFHS
Mr K.V. Mason,
Sparsholt College
Winchester, Hampshire,
SO21 2NF.
Tel: 01962 797446
(office hours).
Go to HFHS Website
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Kingsclere Gardening Association
Forthcoming Talks
9 Feb and 9 Mar
18th March

Special talk to celebrate Milford Gardeners’ Club 20th Year

Derry Watkins, Special Plant Nursery Owner:


1st April
Family Spring
Flower Show
Tuppenny Barn
2-4 pm

1st May 2017



10:00am - 4.00pm
Longstock Park Nursery

Show Reports

All Show Reports no matter what length or format
report Will be gratefully received  camera
And don't forget to send in some photos as well
Royal Southampton

changed  meeting venue and day.
Send items for the next e-Bulletin by 28 February 2017

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