Lavant Horticultural Society’s
history goes back some 70 years.
Today it is very active, providing a monthly programme of talks and events throughout the year, in a friendly atmosphere, for its membership of some 140.
Live in Lavant, Summersdale or nearby?
why not join Lavant Horticultural Society?
new members will always find a warm welcome
Annual membership only costs £7 per person
The monthly meetings are then free of charge
Visitors are always welcome
(entrance fee £2 each at speaker meetings)
Please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, at or catch up with her at any Society meeting or event
Annual Buffet Supper Wednesday 12th February
Some 40 members and guests got together in the Memorial Hall for our annual supper. Four of the lady members of the Committee had cooked a range of very tasty casseroles that were served piping hot, complemented by cold dishes, salads and sides contributed by the other participants, as were the wide choice of mouth-watering desserts. All was brilliantly organised by Social Secretary Liz Hewitt.
The quizzes had us all mulling over the answers, adding to the convivial atmosphere (as did the complimentary glass of wine).
A very enjoyable evening.
Annual General Meeting 2019
Wednesday 13th November
The Chairman, Mike Kingsford, gave a positive report on 2019: membership up a little, healthy finances, interesting talks and two successful garden visits; both the Annual Plant Sale & Annual Flower Show surpassed all records, as did the plant stall at the Lavant Village Fete.
The AGM voted to adopt the audited accounts presented by the Treasurer and heard reports from the Membership, Programme and Show Secretaries, as well as an introduction to the 2020 programme.
The newIconstitution, thus amended, was adopted with immediate effect by an overwhelming majority of the AGM.
The AGM voted for the current officers of the Society to remain in post:
spacChairman – Michael Kingsford;
spaceiSecretary – Margaret Rhodes;
spaceiTreasurer – Lesley West.
Show Secretary, RogerIHart, stood down; the other Committee members were willing to serve for another year and Beryl Starkey volunteered to join them – this new Committee was confirmed unanimously by the AGM.
At the end of the proceedingsIthe Chairman presented outgoing Show Secretary Roger Hart with a camellia and some wine in appreciation of his efforts.
MembersIthen moved on to the social part of the evening, with a complimentary finger buffet accompanied by wine or soft drinks and coffee.
This was a good opportunity to get to know newer members.
Thursday 6th June 2019
More than 60 members spent a lovely summer’s evening at Mike & Jacki Kingsford’s remarkable garden. The weather was perfect and the happy atmosphere was helped by a glass of Prosecco.All proceeds from this event went to the Aldingbourne Trust, particularly to help the creation of a community garden at Bognor Regis library.
Mike and Jacki’s very large garden with its immaculate lawns, well planted and maintained borders and areas of vegetable and fruit production is a great contrast to the unkempt jungle that greeted them when they moved in – a tribute to Mike’s indefatigable work & vision.
Sarah Newman’s talk and demonstration on flower arranging was much appreciated by an attentive audience, ranging from novices to experienced flower arrangers.