Colemans Hatch Horticultural Society

The Committee met on 2nd March to oversee the progress on the planning of the Summer Show on 18th July. As with any new venue, Ashdown House School being ours, there are lots of logistics to sort out including site plan, PA system and other electrics, rigging of tents and gazebos and so on. Amongst many exciting events, Weald Crats is putting up a marquee of its own, so there will be many different displays. There will also be a great display of both vintage and classic cars, which we think will be very popular. Of course, there will be the usual tried and tested features including the CHHS Annual Dog Show, the ever popular nearly new and vintage clothes stall and the White Elephant. There will also be a greater variety of catering in the Food Court.

In the main marquee will be the Flower Show and all the other competitions.

There will be some new sections too, taking advice and ideas from last year’s judge.

The Open Gardens Scheme is developing really well with 8 definite gardens and 3 more possible. Refreshments will be laid on and there will be a plant stall and games for the children. Just a reminder that this will be taking place on 4th an 5th July and tickets will cost £5 for combined entry to all the gardens. Tickets will be sold on each of these two days in front of Trinity Church on the grass verge from 11am to 4pm.

The Committee has decided to offer a web link to other local Horticultural societies to give greater awareness of their activities. This decision has already been greeted by Hartfield Horticultural Society and accepted. We look to other societies to join this scheme in the furtherance of Horticultural associated news item.

Finally, we were sorry to learn that Adam Baker, so very long a member of the Committee, is to step down. We would all like to extend our grateful thanks to Adam for all he has done for the CHHS.

Lorna Duggleby, Secretary: lorna.duggleby@hotmail.com