We welcome all our members to check the notice board on a regular basis for updates following recent meetings, or any need to know information about forthcoming meetings.

At the AGM meeting (March 2023) bulb show, everyone planted 7 bulbs of their chosen Narcissi. All entrants were then judged for bloom quality by our visiting speaker Sally Miller. Jackie Verrinder was the winner and received a garden voucher. The club would like to encourage all our members to participate in this fun event, whether you have blooms or not.

At each meeting members may present something for the Spotlight table from your garden that you are proud of and you wish to show, for example; cut flowers, bulbs, vegetables. Entries are judged by our visiting presenters, awarded points and a running total accumulated. The overall winner for the year will receive free membership for the following year – so it’s worth entering!

The results below are for 2022/23, congratulations to our winners:

1stHazel Booth
2ndTim Speakman
3rdJackie Verrinder
4thRichard Macer

If you have an excess of plants, seedlings or produce why not offer them for sale to other members? At each meeting we have a Sales Table where you may offer your goods. All proceeds go to club funds.

Refreshments are temporarily suspended for club meetings. If you are interested in helping out, please contact one of the committee members.

The club is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society giving the following benefits:

  • A copy of The Garden is circulated to club members, ask the communications secretary if you would like to join the list.
  • Free Advice is available via email to the RHS – contact the communications secretary who will liaise on your behalf.
  • A card which entitles a member and guest to visit the gardens at Wisley, Rosemoor , Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr at 50% off the public rates – contact the communications secretary to arrange to borrow the card.
  • One free visit a year for up to 55 people to one of the above.
  • Reduced rates for public liability insurance for the club.

Remember!  – we can buy discounted gardening supplies from the Winchester New Allotment Holders Society in Park Road, open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10:00-12:00

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This is the monthly journal of the Royal Horticultural Society distributed free to all members and affiliated members including a copy to The Littleton and Harestock Gardening Club.

It contains considerable information about gardens already owned by the RHS, namely Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr, and information about other gardens which have been/are being acquired and developed.

There are reports of garden visits by well known horticulturalists including Roy Lancaster who spoke to us some years ago, and reports on other gardens, a few of which we have visited on our summer coach outings.

There are articles on pests and diseases, and much more of interest to gardeners.

The Journal circulates amongst a few Club members, but must be of considerable interest to many more. If you wish to see a copy, please
give your name and membership number to one of the committee members and you will be added to the rota.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The club is compliant with the regulations and you will be asked to sign a consent form to allow the club to hold your personal information when you join. You can also view the Littleton and Harestock Gardening club’s policy document below.