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The Crowborough Magazine • May/June 2019

Crowborough Horticultural Society

NEWS

“Founded in 1941, Crowborough Horticultural Society is a friendly, educational forum for all gardeners and allotment holders in Crowborough and the surrounding area. We hold monthly meetings with expert speakers, an Annual Open Show (see below for details of this year’s show) and group visits to places of gardening interest. Membership of the Horticultural Society costs £20 per year. The Society is open to all, from gardening novices to plant specialists. Membership fee gives you access to monthly talks and discounts with local gardeningrelated companies. You will also have the opportunity to attend Society outings (an additional fee is usually required for these).

welcome to come along to one of our talks as a visitor for a £5 charge (it may be more for some talks, as indicated on our events page), which is refundable if you decide to join on the night. If you’d like to know more, take a look at our website or contact us directly. A number of local nurseries and businesses offer discounts to members on production of a valid membership card. This year, our Annual Show will be held on Saturday 13th July, as part of the annual Town Fair, at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre Grounds. You do NOT have to be a member to enter the show! The Show Schedule and Entry Form will be available from various locations in the town, particularly the Library and the Town Hall, and may be downloaded from our website – www. crowboroughhorticulturalsociety.org.uk We look forward to welcoming new members, and new faces at the Show. “ - Mark Humphryes, Crowborough Horticultural Society

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at Crowborough Community Centre. Please arrive at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. A raffle and a sale of plants in aid of Society funds are held at the monthly meetings. Donations of prizes and items for the plant stall are always appreciated. If you’d like to ‘try before you buy’ then you’re

Rotherfield Millennium Green Trust Rotherfield Millennium Green Trust have just updated their Management Plan setting out how they will manage the Green, future plans and how the Green can be more accessible to residents. Part of the plan includes the planting of 1000 British Snowdrops and 200 Primroses. The Trust are also aiming to involve Rotherfield School with the Green and will construct an outdoor classroom to enable children to take part in outdoor learning.

In the near future three beehives will be installed in a fenced off area to enable this endangered species to contribute to the pollination of plants in the local area as well as making honey to sell and raise funds for the upkeep of the Green. Local residents are also able to get involved and can learn the basics of bee keeping in order that they can establish their own hives. The Green is maintained by volunteers. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Green, visit the website at: www.rotherfieldmillenniumgreentrust.co.uk

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The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 85 - May/June 2019  

(Formerly The Crowborough Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around t...

The Crowborough Magazine - Issue 85 - May/June 2019  

(Formerly The Crowborough Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around t...

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