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Recent and coming treats for gardeners!
 
image Haslemere Gardening Society was formed in 1947 to promote the cultivation and appreciation of gardens and gardening. The Society has the same aims today, encouraging gardening for all ages by holding talks and outings to notable gardens throughout the year.


Once again in 2019 we have a full programme of events with a range of talks from which everyone including even the very experienced gardening members of our Society can learn something new. "Click for Events 2019"

On Tuesday 14th May 2019 members of the Haslemere Gardening Society visited Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens recently re-opened after a long closure. The gardens were first planted in 1801 and contain an outstanding collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and a beautiful rock garden. In the afternoon we moved on to Standen House Gardens which is a beautiful 12 acre estate near Ashdown Forest under the care of the National Trust.

Members of the Haslemere Gardening Society are looking forward the second coach trip of the Summer. This is to be on 17th June 2019 and the visit is to Great Comp Garden in Kent, which is reputed to be one of the County's finest. The 7 acres of garden house many rare and beautiful plants and a lovely Italian garden all set around a 17th century manor house. There will be plenty of time to look around the garden and to have lunch there, after which the coach will take us to Lullingstone Castle which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book to see the World Garden. This garden combines plant heritage with cutting-edge horticulture and contains many rare and important plants from around the globe planted in their respective continents. The visit includes a conducted tour by the Curator, Tom Hart Dyke. The coach departs from Liphook Millenium Hall at 8.15am, St. Christopher's Green at 8.45am and Haslemere Hall at 9am. The price of the outing is £38 per person. Booking forms can be obtained from Georgina Trout 01428 644860 or by clicking here.

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On Wednesday 17th July 2019 the Haslemere Gardening Society will be visiting Houghton Lodge Gardens & Waitrose Water Gardens at Longstock Park, Stockbridge, Hampshire Houghton Lodge Gardens have been described as 'the jewel of the Test Valley'. It is a Grade II* listed "Cottage Orné", surrounded by mature trees and lawns sweeping down to the banks of the famous River Test. The walled garden boasts vast espalier fruit trees including 32 different varieties of apple tree. There is a wonderful herb garden and the fruit cage is home to both golden and red raspberries. Vegetables grow in raised beds, and you will see wild flowers, sweet peas and dahlias providing a kaleidoscope of summer and autumn colour. At Longstock Park the Water Gardens cover around seven acres and have been nurtured and developed to become 'The finest water garden in the world' The garden is a true spectacle, hosting an array of plants from around the world with over forty different waterlilies alone. On the day the water gardens will be open solely for our members. The luxury coach departs Liphook Millennium Hall at 8.00am, St Christopher's Green 8.30am and Haslemere Hall at 8.45am. It arrives at Houghton Lodge Gardens at 10.30am, where tea and coffee will be available and included in the price. We will have plenty of time to look round this beautiful garden before we leave for Longstock Park at 12.00 noon arriving at 12.30pm. This will give us an opportunity to look round this outstanding water garden before we drive round to their garden centre for lunch if required. Weather permitting it is possible to walk to the garden centre through their woodland walk, which is slightly uphill. The price per person is £39.50. Guests and non members are welcome. Booking forms can be obtained from Georgina Trout 01428 644860 or by clicking here.

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Discounts from local stores are available to HGS members, as listed on the Membership page of this website. The Committee are always looking at adding benefits for our members.

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Happy gardening to you all.

David Trout (Chairman)