Lavant Horticultural Society’s history goes back over 70 years; it is still thriving, with over 140 members.
Live in Lavant, Summersdale or nearby?
Why not join Lavant Horticultural Society?
and enjoy its lively programme:
- monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers;
- currently supplemented by monthly ‘Hortitalk’ Zoom sessions, for members to discuss anything to do with plants & gardens;
- plus Shows & Competitions, Plant Sale and other events.
Meetings are held in Lavant Memorial Hall.
All this for £10 per person for the year.
Meetings are then free of charge to members.
Visitors also welcome – entry £3 each.
New members will find a warm welcome.
Just click the button below to send in your details and Membership Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, will contact you.
The results of the Survey were announced in January’s Hortitalk.
The response was very helpful, as roughly half the membership provided input.
- Format of monthly meetings in the Hall?
Almost unanimous support for existing format;
- Timing of Annual Buffet Supper?
Over 80% supported the change to July;
- Should Hortitalk continue most months?
Supported by over two-thirds of respondents;
- Occasional talks on Zoom?
Strong support for months when there is no talk in the Hall;
- Day garden visit by coach?
There was strong interest in this (2/3 of respondents);
- … in particular to RHS Wisley?
Less interest as of no benefit to individual RHS members;
- Afternoon’s self-drive garden visit?
Very strong interest;
- Gardens coach tour (min. 3 days)?
With about 20 members expressing interest, this would only be feasible in conjunction with another society.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 10th November 2021
There was a good turn-out of members for the AGM, to hear short summaries of the Societies activities, with the full reports being emailed to members. Chairman, Mike Kingsford, gave a resumé of a very positive year, in spite of the pandemic. Zoom had enabled us to enjoy an interesting programme of talks, before meetings reverted to the Hall in September.
The meeting voted to increase the annual membership fee to £10 person and the meeting entry fee for visitors to £3.
Wednesday 13th July
The Buffet Supper is back, after having to be cancelled last year due to coronavirus restrictions.
November’s Member Survey showed overwhelming support for this change of date from the traditional one of February to July – a warm summer’s evening!
The Supper will follow the ‘bring-and-share’ format. Look out for further details in due course.