Category Archives: Hornton Village

Hornton Open Gardens – Sunday 4th June

Hornton is holding Open Gardens in aid of village causes and Katherine House Hospice on Sunday 4th June, from 2-6pm.

There will be 11 gardens open, plus the village allotments, with teas and home made cakes, a plant stall and a raffle.

Tickets: £6 for adults, no charge for children. Payment in cash on the day or pre-book online. For more details and to pre-book, visit the Katherine House website at:

3Hs Gardening Club Plant Sale – 20th May (tomorrow!)

Tomorrow (20th May) is the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale, where there will be masses of top quality plants for sale at a fraction of the market price.  This is a major fundraiser for the club and a good opportunity to snap up  some real bargains. 

Plants will be on sale at Hornton Pavilion from 10.30 tomorrow (Saturday) morning



3Hs Gardening Club on 14th March – History of the gardens at Upton House

If you’d like to know more about the history of the gardens at Upton House, pop along to the next meeting of the 3Hs Gardening Club, because the speaker will be Alison Hodge, a volunteer who gives guided tours of the gardens to visitors.

Everyone – not just members – can come along to the talk, which takes place in the Hornton Pavilion at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 14th. Non members pay £3 for admission but it only cost £10 to become a member of the club for a year, and then every talk is free.

3Hs Gardening Club Quiz – 14th February


Do you know your Monty Don from your Alan Titchmarch? Can you find your way round the potting shed? Or is the garden just a place to relax and enjoy a tipple? Whatever your gardening knowledge, there will be something for everyone in this fun quiz which is open to all. The three Hs gardening club will have their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday 14th February starting at 7.30pm in Hornton Pavilion. There will be a gardening quiz with prizes for teams of up to 6 people. Come along and pitch your wits against Horley and Hornton’s finest gardeners – all welcome.

Hornton History Group Talk on 9th Feb – History of RAF Brize Norton

Hornton History Group’s next talk is all about RAF Brize Norton, and given by a former serviceman who spent almost 30 years in the RAF.

It takes place on 9th February at 7.30pm in the pavilion and you don’t have to be a History Group member to go – everyone is invited.

Hornton History Group Time Team Talk on 10th November

Hornton History Group are staging a talk in St John’s Church on Thursday 10th November by a member of  TV’s time Team, Keith Westcott.

It’s all about the huge Roman villa unearthed in the grounds of Broughton Castle.

“Keith started out as a diving detectorist, leading on to important discoveries of national significance,” says HHG’s Laurie Furneaux. “Television’s Time Team have got involved with the Broughton excavation, so we’ll get an early take on the findings with this talk.”

3Hs Gardening Club Plant Sale – 7th May


The Hornton May Day event isn’t the only event taking place in the village next week.

There’s also the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale – to which everyone is invited. It starts at 10.30am in the pavilion on Saturday week – May 7 – and be sure to get there early for the best bargains at rock bottom prices! The plants will be of top quality and bottom prices so if you have a chance to spread the word to other gardeners you know please do so.

There will be a large selection of bedding and vegetable plants available but the club say there is always room for more! So, if you have any excess in your garden or greenhouse looking for a good home, please bring them along to the pavilion on the Friday from 7pm when the sale is being set up.
“This is the 3Hs main annual fundraiser – back after two years – so we look forward to seeing everyone there. As well as the plants, there will be tea or coffee and, of course, a raffle.”

You may also be interested in the talk being given at the club’s next meeting on Tuesday week – May 10. Club chair Mike Patching says: “Duncan Coombes will be giving his talk originally entitled ‘Colours and texture in the garden’.  So spread the word and bring along any potential members that might enjoy the evening.”

Non members are welcome to come to 3Hs meetings. As well as the talk, there’s a horticultural bring’n’buy stall at each meeting. If you join the club, you get a discount card entitling you to 10 per cent off every time you visit Farnborough Nurseries.

There is also there is a visit to RHS Wisley Gardens on the 25th June and there are still seats available.  Wisley is a stunning place to visit and is a ‘ bucket List must’ for all gardeners. Anyone, member or not of the 3H’s who might like to attend will be very welcome, please contact Malcolm Cross for details on 01295 670562 or Mike Patching on 01295 730039.  The coach will pick and drop back at Hornton and Horley.