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Club News: Upminster and District Horticultural Society

09:14 04 June 2014

Tim Carter from Long House Plants, in Noak Hill, talking to members David Seamen and Karen Bennett at the society

Tim Carter from Long House Plants, in Noak Hill, talking to members David Seamen and Karen Bennett at the society's most recent meeting. [Picture: Julie Poole]

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Publicity officer Julie Poole discusses her group’s love of gardening.

Upminster and District Horticultural Society

Where: New Windmill Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster

When: Second Tuesday of the month (October to May) at 7.45pm

Chairman: Michael Marks

Secretary: Beryl Speed

Contact: Call Publicity officer Julie Poole on 07947 844947 or email info@upminsterhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

“Love gardening? Love visiting gardens? Love learning about gardening?

“Then why not join Upminster and District Horticultural Society and enjoy our gardening-themed talks and outings.

“Talks are on topics such as garden design, gardening for pollinators, pruning fruit trees, and wildlife in Havering.

“Our outings are to gardens across the south east of England such as Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Polesdon Lacey and Hyde Hall.

“The most recent trip was to Waddesdon Manor, where members enjoyed the beautiful gardens and house.

“We hold talks every month and also have a fundraising night when we support a local charity.

“Entry is generally free for members and £2 for non-members, with a raffle and refreshments available.

“Outings take place every month from April to October. They are always very well supported so are only open to members.

“We also have our society’s Christmas lunch every December.

“The society is more than 100 years old and is looking forward to a flourishing future for the people of Upminster and the surrounding areas.

“We are busy forging links with garden centres, nurseries and florists to encourage all things horticultural around the area.”

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