Events Calendar

The events here have been organised by the Federation, affiliated societies, or local charitable organisations:

Dec
5
Tue
Liss Horticultural Society talk – “Harvesting & Crafting With Willow & Rush” @ Triangle Community Centre in Liss
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

“Harvesting & Crafting With Willow & Rush” – Louise Arthur, a willow weaving teacher will give a talk and a demonstration on willow weaving. There will be display of her baskets and festive items to buy at the meeting.

Refreshments of mince pies & mulled wine will be available in addition to the usual tea and coffee.  All profits will go to The Rosemary Foundation.

Dec
12
Tue
NVS Hants District Association AGM @ Wellow Village Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

National Vegetable Society Hants DA welcome you to join us for our Annual General Meeting after which, John Trim will delight us with a talk on ‘Perfection with Peas’.

Feb
3
Sat
Fruit Pruning with Chris Bird @ Minstead Study Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fruit Pruning trees

Hands on practical day with Chris Bird. Senior lecturer at Sparsholt College, Chris coordinates the Colleges RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, winning seven gold medals. He has also recently published The Fundamentals of Horticulture for the RHS.

Fruit trees that are not pruned become congested and unproductive. During the day you will learn how to improve the health and productivity of trees by appropriate pruning. The course will provide participants with practical skills through hands on experience of the renovation and ongoing pruning of trees and will cover all types of tree from recently planted to mature and trained examples. Although concentrating on apple trees Chris knows everything there is to know about fruit and there will be the chance to look at currants and berries as well.

The course is limited to 12 places to ensure that all participants have ample opportunity for practical work. No prior knowledge is required.
Please feel free to bring your own tools (for example secateurs/pruning saw) although some tools will be available at the Centre.
Tea & Coffee provided and homemade soup for lunch.

Feb
24
Sat
Willow Obelisk Workshop @ Minstead Study Centre
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Willow Workshop

After the success this year, Louise Arthur from ‘Rough Around the Hedges’ will be delivering another willow workshop, you will learn a simple weave using long willow withies to create your own unique willow planter to take home with you.

This is a fun workshop suitable for all abilities.

You will be working from the ground upwards so there will be some kneeling involved and you may wish to bring a kneeler and wear work clothes. A pair of secateurs and some gardening gloves may also be useful.

Tea & coffee will be provided.
Pick either the morning or afternoon workshop to suit you.

Willow Obelisk Workshop @ Minstead Study Centre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Willow Workshop

After the success this year, Louise Arthur from ‘Rough Around the Hedges’ will be delivering another willow workshop, you will learn a simple weave using long willow withies to create your own unique willow planter to take home with you.

This is a fun workshop suitable for all abilities.

You will be working from the ground upwards so there will be some kneeling involved and you may wish to bring a kneeler and wear work clothes. A pair of secateurs and some gardening gloves may also be useful.

Tea & coffee will be provided.
Pick either the morning or afternoon workshop to suit you.

Mar
17
Sat
Starting your Own Vegetable Garden @ Minstead Study Centre
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you are new to growing vegetables, Rosie Yeomans will demonstrate some vegetable gardening techniques to give you the confidence to prepare, sow and plant your new vegetable patch ready for a bumper harvest.

Rosie will be well known from her work with Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time, contribution  to BBC Gardeners World Magazine and appearances on Radio Solent ‘Good Life’.