RHS Tatton Show cancelled

April 13, 2020
Inevitably and sadly we have just received notification that the 2020 RHS Tatton Show which was to be held  in July has been cancelled due to the fall-out from the Coronavirus crisis.  We had been looking forward to exhibiting our "Foragers Fare" garden this year but there will be another year for that we trust.
 

AGM Postponed

March 8, 2020

After receiving feedback from some of our members and due to concerns about the current coronavirus outbreak, there is a possibility of us being  unable to have a quorum for the AGM. The meeting will therefore be postponed and a new date will be arranged, members will be advised accordingly.


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Stuart Hatton's talk on "Planting for Bees'

March 8, 2020
For our Social event on 12 February Stuart Hatton of the Cheshire Beekeepers Association gave us a fascinating and illuminating talk on 'Planting for Bees'  This was a follow up to his talk the Life of Bees in 2019.  This time he spoke about how bees need both pollen and nectar for their wellbeing and what plants best provide these in each season of the year.  He left us with a comprehensive list of trees, plants and shrubs that best cater for the bees' needs  throughout the year .  Many than...
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AGM

January 23, 2020
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 11th March 2020.  We would like to invite all members to attend.   All committee posts are up for election.  To put yourself forward to for any position  please contact our secretary Anne Billington directly or via our email address. In particular we are looking for members who can help take the Society forward with our plans to become more involved in the Community and encourage the gardeners of the future.
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RHS Tatton 2020

January 13, 2020
We have been successful again in our bid to exhibit a garden at the RHS Show at Tatton in 2020.  We are now working to design and prepare planting for the garden.  Last year our "Constant Food Garden' drew  interest from a large number of visitors to the show and we intend to make 2020 even better!
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Happy New Year

January 13, 2020
We wish all our members and readers a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Our Christmas Social held in December was most successful.  Amongst a raft of activities and festive fun events we were treated to seasonal entertainment by The Harts and Voices Choir from Torrid Star Productions Choir led by Jay McWinen. A good night was had by all who attended.
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WDHS Christmas Party

November 14, 2019
You are cordially invited to our Christmas party which will be held at the Halton Stadium on 11th December this year.   There will be festive carols sung by Torrid Star Productions choir (you are free to join in!), a tasty hot meal, Christmas crackers, sweets, raffle prizes and a bar.  In addition, you are invited to make and bring along your own design of a Christmas table decoration for our competition.  The competition will be judged by our Chair and the winner will receive a prize. The fu...
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RHS Tatton Experience 2019

November 6, 2019
Following our successes at RHS Tatton 2019, we had an enjoyable social evening with guests, Miss Ashleigh Scott and Miss Gemma Lynch of St Peter and Paul School and the children who designed and built their show garden.  The children confidently talked about their experiences and what they had learned. They took questions from society members and demonstrated how their horticultural knowledge had developed.  Miss Scott and Miss Lynch then presented them with Certificates of Recognition for th...
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Annual Show 2019 Enjoyed by All

September 16, 2019
For our Annual Show, held on 8th September 2019, we had an excellent response at our new venue - Upton Community Centre, Hough Green.

Our thanks to all those who helped with the staging;  Committee members; the exhibitors; plant sales team; Angela Hayler of the Wonky Garden; our market place stall holders Melanie Lathom of Holly Cottage Preserve, Faye Kitching of Leagram Organic Dairy and Marie Bellamy of Artful Artisan; Leanne, Kayleigh and Sue who provided the tea and cakes; and the staff o...
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Registration Arrangements for our Annual Show

August 30, 2019
The 2019  Annual Show is almost upon us.  It will take place at the Upton Community Centre , Hough Green Road , Widnes on Sunday the 8th September from 2 to 4.30pm.  I hope you have identified which categories you wish to enter (entry is free!).  Entry forms and details of how to register your exhibits either on Saturday 7th or the morning of Sunday 8th September at the Community Centre are given in our Events/Annual Show page.
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