All talks and the AGM take place in the WI Hall in Crookham Village, starting at 7.30pm. The WI Hall is located at the rear of the Crookham Street Social Club - post code GU51 5SJ for satnav users.
Please park on the gravel area by the WI Hall, not on the Social Club’s tarmac area.
These social evenings are very popular, helped along with a glass of wine (or soft drink) & food provided free of charge! The current cost for the evening is £2 for members (no charge for the AGM). Non-members are welcome and are asked to contribute £3.
After the AGM has finished, attendees are able to take advantage of the gathered experts in the room when we traditionally hold an informal Q&A session.
|Thursday 30th May 2019||Visit: West Green House, Thackham’s Lane, nr Hartley Wintney, RG27 8JB.
The gardens of West Green House surround one of the prettiest manor houses in England. It is a garden with a special and distinctive sense of place created over two decades by Marylyn Abbott a renowned Australian garden designer whose twin passions for English Gardens and International Opera have created a unique environment.
Entrance free to National Trust members, otherwise £8 pp.
Arrive 2pm. Tea & cakes 3.30pm.
Pub lunch before the visit - venue TBA.
|Tuesday 11th June 2019||Visit: Weirs Barn Garden, London Road, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8HS.
This garden is not usually open to the public but Mr. & Mrs. Lyons have decided to open it to small horticultural groups to raise funds for St. Michael’s Hospice. The visit will begin with an introductory talk from the owner.
Entrance £5 pp & cuppa provided. Cakes to be provided by HortSoc members.
Meet for lunch before the visit at The Phoenix Inn, Phoenix Green, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8RT
Friday evening 21st June 2019
note change of date
|Visit: Flower Festival at Dogmersfield All Saints Church:
A Celebration of the Victorian Age. 7-9pm.
Entry by donation to include drinks and canapes.
Entry by ticket only - numbers limited so early booking advised.
Please phone Sue Smith 01252 850900 if you wish to attend.
|Saturday 13th July 2019||DW&CVHS Flower Show & Fête|
|Tuesday 2nd July 2019||Visit: Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Lane, RG27 8TD.
Restored 18th-century manor house set in 500 acres of picturesque grounds.
Tour of the house and grounds followed by afternoon tea. Cost TBA.
|Wednesday 21st August 2019||Visit: Painshill Park, Cobham, KT11 1JE.|
|Thursday 12th September 2019||Talk: Pelargoniums (Roger Butler)|
|Thursday 10th October 2019||Talk: Literary & Artistic Footprints in the Thames Valley (Nicholas Brazil)|
|Thursday 14th November 2019||Talk: Growing Apples & Pears in the Orchard (Gerry Edwards)|
|Thursday 12th December 2019||Christmas Quiz by Angus Cairns|
|Thursday 9th January 2020||Talk: All Year Round Colour (Geoff Hawkins)|
|Thursday 13th February 2020||Talk: Stanley Holloway (Jonathon Jones, Farnham Town Crier)|
|Thursday 12th March 2020||DW&CVHS AGM|