August Show Details
This year´s show starts at 1:30pm on Saturday 22 August at the Hurst Village Halls, in School Road, Hurst. Post code is RG10 0DR and a map can be found under the ´Location´ link above.
Cover of this year´s printed schedule
Silver Band, Food and Beer
While viewing exhibits at the Show you can enjoy the Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band, cream teas, a licenced bar with Binghams beer, burgers cooked by the Castle Inn as well as many craft, plant and food stalls.
Free Car Park
This year we are very pleased to offer free car parking in the field next to the Village Halls. This has been possible by the kind permission of the owners and we hope this will alleviate parking problems and encourage even more people to come to the Show.
2015 Show Supporters
Many local businesses are kindly supporting this year´s Show by helping pay for printing costs. Details of each supporter can be found by clicking on the ´Show Supporters´ link above.
Alpacas Return Together With The Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band
Pic 67; Jo Penney
Pic wslwebsize; Jo Penney
Pic hlarkin; Howard Larkin knows his onions and shallots. Taken by Richard Parker
Pic 83; Jo Penney
Picv4 466; Ken Curry taken by Jonathan Sant
News Alerts for the 2015 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 Date
In 2016 the Show will be on Saturday 20 August.
Guidelines for Exhibitors
For the first time ever, guidelines to help and encourage exhibitors have been produced by the Society. Two are available:
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 as we like to keep our Society informal and open to all. If you would like to join us please send an email expressing your wish to the Secretary at email@example.com who will be pleased to answer any questions and ensure you are invited and welcomed at our next meeting.
The Society is one of many local organisations that serve the local community. A list of others can be seen here.