On Thursday 28th February, the Burton and Rossett Horticultural Society was proud to host ‘An Evening with Joe Swift’ at Darland High School in Rossett.Read More
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Following the competition win with the photograph of pupils from St. Peter's Church in Wales School in Wales planting crocus last October, the Committee had the enjoyable task of choosing £400 worth of bulbs and tools, to share between the school, the community for the village planters, and the Society for raffle prizes.Read More
When a special guest joins us each year, we always like to give them a gift at the end of their talk; a small token of our appreciation, as is the custom. This year, Bob Flowerdew is joining us on 22nd February, and we decided to ask him what gift he would like to receive. His reply was interesting…Read More
As the Society and St. Peter's have a close working liaison it was decided that the Society would supply a Solitary Bee Box for the school, in order that pupils can observe the life cycle of these bees.Read More
Dear Members, Exhibitors and Supporters of the Society,
It is lovely to write this letter in this long month of January as it makes me look forward to the gardening year ahead and to the future events of the Society.
Bob Bates, our busy General Secretary, has put together a 2016 programme bursting with events from talks on Butterflies, Pruning, Composting and Chickens in the Garden and visits to Chelsea Flower Show and Arley Hall and a Fungus Forage have been arranged and with our two shows in June and August this year I am sure there is something for everyone. The full programme, and all the current news of Society events, is reported on our website. Do have a look.
I hope, like me, you are looking forward to Christine Walkden’s talk on 17th February. The tickets are selling fast so please buy yours without delay if you don’t already have them and do think of questions to ask at the Q&A session.
Our annual dinner will be at the Golden Lion on Wednesday 8th April. Please come and bring a friend. It is a nice way to meet fellow members of the Society. The booking form is available on our website, together with the booking form for the trip to Arley Hall and the Fungus Forage.
One of our Committee members, Carol Edwards, has an article about a local garden with gardening advice published in the Essentials magazine each month. Thank you Carol - your articles make excellent and informative reading.
Please continue to support the Society by continuing or becoming a member - £6 Membership subscription or £10 as a Patron. Please contact our new Membership Secretary, Esther Parks, for a Membership Renewal Form.
I look forward to meeting you at the talks and shows and wish you a successful growing season and enjoyment in your garden.
Join in at the centre of the village on Tuesday 1st December. Be part of the Christmas tree light switch-on and soak in the sounds of the St. Peter's School Choir and more live music afterwards.Read More
We are sad to announce that Bessie Gillam, who lived in Burton, has died at age 98.
She was a great supporter of the Horticultural Society over very many years. We are sorry to hear of her passing.
The funeral is in Rossett Church at 1pm on Tuesday 9th June 2015.