About the Ewhurst Horticultural Society.
was founded in
1881 by the Rector of Ewhurst and Walther Webb, a local solicitor.
Its aims were largely philanthropic with the objective of
encouraging villagers to improve their diet by growing good
vegetables. The Head Gardeners of the big houses in the locality
set an example by exhibiting at the show. Originally there was
only one annual show held in August, which swiftly became an
important social event in what was then a small agricultural
village. The show included other amusements and races for both
children and adults. In its early days the Annual Show was
attended by the gentry including the local MP. At the present
time 3 shows are held each year, although the ancillary
activities mentioned above no longer feature in the programme.
In addition to the shows
there are 3 talks each year, which aim to be both entertaining
and instructive, a Plant Sale in May, and a Quiz Evening in
January. In recent years there has been annual coach trip. Past
trips have included, Geoff Hamilton's garden at Barnsdale,
Monet's Garden, Water Gardens in Belgium, Floriade in Holland and
Floralies in Belgium. The 2004 trip was to Northern Spain.
The Society welcomes new members and visitors to all the Society's events
Please let us know if there is a new class that you would like to see in next
year's schedule (Suggestions, click here (not in use yet))
p.s. please read rules
and hints before entering!!!
If you are not already a member of Ewhurst Horticultural Society, why not
Membership, only £3 a year, covers entry to shows, meetings
throughout the winter months and the opportunity to join us on various trips & outings
Contact:- Mrs. Hilary Pannell (Membership Secretary), 10 Newbridge Cottages, Elmbridge Rd, Cranleigh. GU6 8LX
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