Annual General Meeting
Our next meeting is Wednesday the 16th April 2014 at The Castle Inn, Hurst, starting at 7:30pm.
Craft Stalls Open for Booking
There are a number of stalls and pitches available for hire at this year´s Show. Covered stalls are £15 and pitches £10. These are open for booking now by completing the booking form available in the download section.
The 100th Show
The 100th Hurst Horticultural and Cottage Garden Society Show held on Saturday August 17th 2013 was a big success despite the rain showers.
100th Show Pictures
We are lucky to have pictures of the 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.
Radio Berkshire Interview
Frank Whittaker was interviewed by Phil Kennedy on Radio Berkshire on the morning of the 100th Show.
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.
Last Year´s Show
Terry Bunyard receiving a 100th Year commemorative plate from Christine Cymbaluk
Pic 0094 © Jeff Hopkins
Pic 0026 - Matt Brown´s flower arrangement in a tankard.
Lists of the 2013 class winners and cup winners are available under ´Downloads and Results´ above.
News Alerts for the 2014 Show
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive alerts about latest news of this, and future, shows and Society events.
Friendship Card - Discounts
Everybody on our News Alerts list is 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 occassional special offers.
Future Show Dates
In 2014 the Show will be on Saturday 16 August; and 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.