Lavant Horticultural Society’s history goes back over 70 years; it is still thriving, with some 140 members.
Live in Lavant, Summersdale or nearby?
Why not join Lavant Horticultural Society?
Even in these challenging times, you’ll still be able to enjoy a lively programme:
- monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers;
- monthly ‘Hortitalk’ sessions, for members to get together to raise and discuss any topics to do with plants and gardening;
- plus the return of our other events after lockdown.
All meetings are being held online using Zoom,
until it becomes possible to hold normal meetings .
Not used to Zoom? Don’t worry – we’re happy to help.
All this for £7 per person for the year.
Meetings are then free of charge.
New members will find a warm welcome.
Interested? To find out more, please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, at
Annual Buffet Supper
planned for Wednesday 14th July
The government’s original roadmap out of lockdown would have allowed us to meet up for our Annual Buffet Supper in July.
Unfortunately, the recently announced 4 week delay in the final stage of lockdown easing means that will no longer be possible.
In its place there will now be a Zoom meeting on 14th July with a really delicious new talk.
Annual General Meeting
held online 11th November 2020
A good number of members tuned in to our first online meeting, which ran remarkably smoothly – our Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, having provided all members with all the AGM documents well in advance of the meeting.
Even members who were unable to take part in the Zoom meeting were still able to vote on the proposals.
The 3 officers of the Society, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, all stood for re-election and were returned unanimously.
The Chairman thanked Patricia Riches, who stood down from the Committee, for the positive contribution she has made to the Society.
The other Committee members offered to serve for another year and were all re-elected unanimously.
Given that the coronavirus situation forced the cancellation of so much of this year’s programme, it was agreed that existing members will have their membership extended until the end of 2021 without any further payment (although any donations would be welcome).
For new members, the annual subscription for 2021 will be £7 per person (no change from 2020).
The monthly meetings will continue on Zoom for the time being and this will be kept under review as the coronavirus situation develops. Speakers with Zoom presentations have already been confirmed for December, January and February.
- The December meeting has been brought forward one week to Wednesday 2nd;
- both January and February will be afternoon meetings at 2.30pm;
- the Buffet Supper is being moved to July to take advantage of the summer evening and, hopefully, by that time, the ability to actually meet together.
Informal Zoom Sessions:
The meeting welcomed Mike Kingsford’s proposal for some more informal Zoom sessions to be held between the monthly speaker meetings, for open discussions between members on any points of horticultural interest.
It was agreed that the first one would be held on Wednesday 25th November.