Meetings & Events

Meetings and Events

Meeting and Events

Throughout the year Purbrook Horticultural Society lay on a series of informative meetings about gardening, conservation, plants, nature, flower shows and lots more besides. On this page you can see our list of forthcoming meetings for the year ahead.

2019 Programme and Meetings

Thursday 7th February

Hampshire — Nature in Trust
Mike Read is a freelance nature photographer, one of his clients being the RSPB. He was a company tour leader for many years but now runs his own wildlife watching holidays. If you look at his website his photos are stunning. In 2016 he and his wife visited one Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust mainland reserve each month recording the changing scenery and wildlife. Several other pictures were added and this year-long project will show us varieties of birds, butterflies, flowers, fungi and mammals. I am sure it will be very interesting and informative.

Thursday 7th March

Beautiful Kashmir
Anthony Powell was trained at Hilliers Nursery and Askham Bryan College. He now manages several smaller gardens in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. He has travelled extensively and worked abroad, including the 1983 Kashmir Botanical Expedition which sounds truly exotic.

Thursday 4th April

British Alstroemerias and the UK cut flower industry
Ben Cross of Crossland Wholesale Flower Nursery near Arundel will talk about these very popular plants. He has a good website, but don’t watch it before the talk or you will be ahead of the rest of us! These flowers are very versatile and apparently are now becoming requested for wedding bouquets. I personally like them and will be interested to see how easy or not they are to grow in my garden.

Thursday 2nd May

A Cruise up the River Thames from Maunsell Forts to London Bridge
Dave Allport was in the Royal Navy for 34 years and now works on the Queens Harbour Masters staff. He was awarded the MBE in 2004 for his Royal Naval service and his charity work. His particular charity is Guide Dogs for the Blind. He has been an amateur actor since his teens and has also been involved with writing and directing, therefore his public speaking skills have been well honed. We look forward to an informative and entertaining evening.

Thursday 6th June

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Thursday 4th July

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Thursday 1st August

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Thursday 5th September

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Thursday 3rd October

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Thursday 7th November

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Thursday 5th December

AGM. Your chance to have your say in the running of the Society.


The society is open to ALL who are interested in gardening. Meetings and talks are held at DEVERELL HALL, LONDON ROAD, PURBROOK and start at 7.30pm.
For just £6.00 PER YEAR for a household, you can access these meetings and our Trading Store which offers discounted gardening items.

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