Guidelines for Exhibitors
For the first time ever, guidelines to help and encourage exhibitors have been produced by the Society. Two are available:
2014 Class List Available
The list of classes for this year´s Show can be downloaded from the Download tab above. Show rules and a list of our cups are also available.
The front cover of the 2014 Show programme to be delivered to Hurst households and available at local businesses in June
Kathy Tuggey - New Chair
I thank Terry Bunyard on behalf of everyone who is part of our Show for his hard work on our committee over the last 29 years. After some years as treasurer Terry took on the role of chairman in 1992 and saw the Show through to our 100th last year. Under his direction the Show has thrived and prospered.
100th Show Pictures
We are lucky to have pictures of last year´s 100th Show taken by Jeff Hopkins who is a professional photographer living in Hurst. He is also the judge of the Show´s photography section and has generously donated the photographs for use by the Society. However, he retains copyright to the images so they cannot be copied without his permission.
List of 2013 Supporters
Many local businesses kindly supported the 2013 Show by helping pay for printing costs. Details of each supporter can be found by clicking on the ´Show Supporters´ link above.
Our Chairman Retires
After 29 years of leadership Terry Bunyard retired as chairman at this year´s AGM on the 16 April. As a big thank you he was presented with a fancy scarecrow and garden tokens by Lady Watt, our president. Also, Terry was voted an Honorary Life Vice President of The Society.
Terry Bunyard receiving a presentation from Lady Watt
Pic 0026 - Matt Brown´s flower arrangement in a tankard.
News Alerts for the 2014 Show
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive news about our main show and other Society events as well as receiving a friendship discount card.
Friendship Card - Discounts
Everybody on our News Alerts list is automatically a "Friend" of the Society and will receive a card that will entitle them to membership benefits at Hare Hatch Sheeplands (10% discount all year round) plus its occassional special offers.
Future Show Dates
In 2015 it will be on Saturday 22 August.
The first Show was in 1902 and if you would like to read a little history click here.
Come Along and Join Us
The Hurst Horticultural and Cottage Garden Society is an informal group of people who meet about 4 times a year with the objective of promoting horticulture in the local community. The focal point is the staging of an annual show in August with a supplementary "mini-show" earlier in the year.
How to Join
There is no membership fee or formal joining process. We like to keep our Society informal and open to all and if you would like to come to our next meeting we would be very pleased to welcome you. If you do come could you please tell the Secretary by email (email@example.com) to be sure we look out for you.
The Society is one of many local organisations that serve the local community. A list of others can be seen here.