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.
- 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.