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Nailbourne Horticultural Society – February 2021 Update

We are pleased to report that the Nailbourne Horticultural Society is very much alive and has even got one or two things in the pipeline for you.

Some 20 members were able to attend our AGM on Zoom at the end of January, including our President John Hill. Julia Cooper was elected as our new Chairman, while the other officers and the committee remained the same, ie Rajini Dasan, Secretary, Ann Edmonds, Treasurer and Kathy Walder, Show Secretary. It was agreed not to charge a membership subscription for this current year.

Following a request from some of our members and to see how successful it might be, we have arranged for Kevin Tooher to give a talk entitled “Clematis for the year round garden” on Zoom on Tuesday 2 March at 6.45 pm. Kevin has many strings to his bow including lecturing at Hadlow College, a trustee at Brogdale and a trial judge at Wisley. Joining details for the meeting will be sent out nearer the time. If anyone reading this is interested in joining in and, indeed, in becoming a member of the Society, (remember, no subscription payable this year,) please send your email details to our Secretary, Rajini (

Although we have regretfully decided not to organise our usual Spring and Summer Shows again this year we will, as we did last year, hold a Virtual Spring Show on Saturday 27 March and a Virtual Summer Show on Saturday 24 July. Members already have their daffodil bulbs for the Spring Show’s Chairman’s Challenge. The plant to grow on for the Summer Show, Salvia Red Desert, should be available at the end of March.

For further information about the Shows and the various classes, including how to enter, please contact the Show Secretary, Kathy Walder on tel: 830057/07791 656539 or email: The results, with photographs, will be published on Bridge Village websites as soon as possible after the events. We do hope that members consider entering at least one of the classes.

If you would like information about the Society in general, please contact our Secretary, Rajini on 01227 830313 or using the email address given above.