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Announcing ….. our Virtual Spring Show

Spring is here again – as it is every year!   For obvious reasons we are not holding the Spring Show in situ as the throng of people in the Marindin Hall is against Government advice;  but we have the technology!

In celebration of the arrival of Spring in our gardens and our gardening skills, we are holding an online Spring Show for everybody – that’s all members and the general public of Frensham and Dockenfield, so we can all enjoy the panoply of plants in the area.

We are asking you to send us photos of your flowers, fruit and vegetables (either in situ, in a vase or on a plate) as well as flower arrangements for the florists, to showcase on our website. Don’t worry about the quality, this is supposed to be an Ode to Joy, not a rigour.  And no judging will be taking place, nor any trophies awarded.

Those of you who have worked hard at crafts and photography for the Spring Show – be assured that we will keep the same classes for the Spring Show in 2021, so your work will not be wasted.   Here’s what we are asking you to do…

To Enter
Please send your photographs by email to by end of day Friday 10th April ideally in the following format.
– medium resolution jpgs – and no larger than 500kb please (most phone cameras prompt you to select an image size when sending photos by email).
– label your photo with your name, class number (see the Spring Show Schedule here, and if known, the name of the plant and cultivar too.
eg – murphy_class5_King Alfred.jpg
The Virtual Spring Show will be live to view on 14th April.

Compost Making Workshop

The Frensham and Dockenfield Horticultural Society is organising the first of what we hope will be series of Gardening Workshops. These will be run by various members of the Society and will be open for anyone (Members or non-members) to join and will be free to attend. The workshops will particularly welcome those who are new to gardening or have little experience.

The first workshop will be on compost making. What could be more topical? Guaranteed to reduce your carbon footprint and enable you to recycle much of your garden and kitchen waste to produce beautiful flowers, fruit and veg? The workshop will cover the basics of composting, what to compost, design of bins, maintaining a successful compost heap and how to use it when ready. After that we shall serve tea and cake!

Let Dan Bosence know if you wish to join us from 2.00-4.00 on Saturday 23rd of May at Jeffreys Cottage, Bealeswood Lane, Dockenfield. Places will be limited to 10 because of the space around his compost bins, and to encourage questions and discussion. Places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.

Please contact Dan on 792442 or to reserve a place or to ask for more details.