Annual Buffet Supper
Wednesday 13th July

It was back to school for some 50 of our members at this year’s Buffet Supper, as a clash of events at Lavant Memorial Hall meant that it was relocated to Lavant Primary School.

In fact, it worked out very well: the seating may have been a little more crowded, but this added to the convivial atmosphere; before sitting down to eat members could mingle in the welcome fresh air of the playground; the constraints of the kitchen meant that only cold food could be served – as it turned out, this was just right in view of the heatwave. There was a very good choice of different salads, quiches, sausages etc, followed by a wide variety of mouth-watering desserts.

Most importantly, everyone had a good time.

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.

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.

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Membership had held up well, with a welcome number of new members joining. Mike thanked the large number of members who had helped with the Annual Show, exceptionally successful, in terms of both the number of exhibits and their quality, as were the Spring and Autumn Flower Competitions. Lesley West introduced the variety of talks booked for next year’s meetings; trips and garden visits are being held in abeyance, pending the outcome of the Members Survey currently in progress.

The 3 officers of the Society, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, were voted in unanimously for another year, as were the 3 other committee members who stood again.

The meeting voted to increase the annual membership fee to £10 person and the meeting entry fee for visitors to £3.

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Lavant Horticultural Society's Privacy Policy (GDPR-compliant)

In order to run our society efficiently, we collect personal information about our members and hold it electronically. This information is only used to manage the Society’s affairs and to communicate with members. It will never be sold or disclosed to any third party, unless required by court order.

Members are asked to confirm their personal contact information and to let the Membership Secretary know when it changes.  The information is held securely on the personal computer of the Membership Secretary, and may be shared with the Chairman.  It may also be shared with a Collector in relation to members on their Collection List and with the Show Secretary and/or Social Secretary.

If a member does not renew their membership for a period of two consecutive years, the Society will delete all that person’s personal information from the records.
A member or ex-member can at any time require the Society to remove all record of their membership from the file.

Adopted by the AGM held on 14th November 2018