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.
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.
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.
It’s that time again – it’s high spring, the birds are singing and the swallows are here, and that means the 3H Gardening Club will be meeting again. The next meeting is on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30 at Hornton Sports Pavilion.
Sarah Walther will give a talk and demonstration of Easter Decorations and you can bring and buy excess seedlings, bedding plants, spring cabbages and leeks etc.
If you are interested in all things to do with the garden then the HHH (Hornton, Horley and Hanwell) Gardening Club may be just what you’re looking for.
Sally Tweedsmuir from HHH writes:
‘The Three Hs Gardening Club starts the new year with an exciting new programme. New members are especially welcome. The membership fee is £10 and you can contact Sally Tweedsmuir on 670608 or Malcolm Cross 670562 on for more information.
The programme includes an outing to Clivedon on 6th July and there is an evening visit to Mr and Mrs Waley Cohen’s garden at Upton on 9th July. The plant sale is on Saturday 18th May and a Bingo evening is on 24th May. The Flower and Vegetable show is on 17th August and this year we are including some classes for children of primary school age.
Our Christmas dinner is on 10th December at a venue to be decided.
Our next talk is on 14th May and Chris from the National Herb Centre will be talking about Wild Life Gardening. We look forward to seeing you then.’
Due to a last minute surge in events we thought you might like to see what’s on next week and also remind you that you can sync your calendar with Horley Views , so that you will never miss a reminder of what’s on. Remember if you have a event or something you want to promote just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or point us to the online resource you would like to share, and please let’s us know how you got on, just like Tash and Dave did at the Harvest Auction. Regards Deb
JUDAISM IN BRITAIN TODAY – On Monday the 12th of October we are delighted to have secured Penny Faust from the Oxford Synagogue she is coming to outline aspects of Jewish Life . Penny did research in child psychology before stopping to have 4 children and then went into broadcasting/journalism including being a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s – Thought for the Day for 12 years and to World Service religious broadcasting. She has also worked in education and currently contributes to the Oxford Mail on an ad hoc basis. This event will be held at St John the Baptist Church Hornton, at 7.30pm and refreshments will be on offer beforehand and during the interval, as they were in Wroxton. So please do come along as the Church can seat 114 people and this will be a fascinating insightful evening.
3H’s GARDENING CLUB – On Tuesday 13th October at 7:30pm in the Pavilion at Hornton there will be a slide show and talk given by Howard Drury, a Lincolnshire Lad, trained Edinburgh Botanics, 610 Gardening Programmes for Central TV Gardener and gives talks on almost 100 subjects and also into computers! The topic is a surprise, always informative and entertaining as he is a regular presenter at the club. All welcome Thanks Brian A
BELL RINGING PRACTICE – Friday 16th Oct from 1815 to 1945 – practice in St Etheldreda’s Church Horley
IRONSTONE BENEFICE CAFE CHURCH – Sunday 18th October – St Etheldreda’s Church Horley , 10:30am Harvest around the world, Refreshments and activities for all ages
Our Summer Fete is on the Saturday after next (13th June) and the “ladies of guild” will be coming around the village to collect for donations. So go on have a cleansing sort out of your cupboards and places you store stuff for any raffle prizes, bottles and food for the tombola, plants, and bric-a-brac.
Meanwhile back to this coming week we have the following in our calendar : playgroup, brownies, zumba, (NO YOGA), cricket nets and match, cinema, bingo, bell ringing and at Hanfest a two day art exhibition and evening concert….. and all in our little corner of North Oxfordshire