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Gardeners Society Summer Show

Contributed by editor on Jul 09, 2010 - 08:40 AM

The Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society is holding its Summer Show on Sunday 11th July at The Hawkinge Village Hall from 2.30pm.

Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society AGM

Contributed by editor on Jan 26, 2010 - 10:21 AM

The Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society will be holding its AGM on Wednesday (3rd February)

Hawkinge look for victory at annual meeting

Contributed by editor on Mar 26, 2009 - 09:06 PM

The annual battle between Hawkinge and Newington is on this weekend - don't miss it!

Village gardeners put up a brave show

Contributed by editor on Apr 10, 2008 - 12:00 AM


April has already been a busy period for the Gardening
Society. Over forty members attended the monthly meeting on
the 2 and unanimously voted for a new Constitution before
being ‘entertained’ by Jackie Aviolet on the subject of
Water – or rather the lack it! She apparently successfully
ran a nursery for a number of years without the aid of piped

Members turned out again on the following
Sunday for the Spring Show. This is an annual inter-club
event against Newington Gardening Society held this year in
their Village Hall. Being a Spring show much of the emphasis
was on narcissi and early blooms and despite Mother Nature
trying to revise this years timing, entries were of a high

Newington traditionally provides very strong opposition
and this year was no exception. Although some of the
Hawkinge members put up a brave show (ex Chairman Peter
Linkin, to name but one, scored in many classes) Newington
won by a significant margin. However, it was a jolly good
show, colourful and well worth a look in. The afternoon tea
and cakes were magnificent!

The next meeting is on Wednesday May 7 in the Village
Hall starting at 7.30pm when the speaker is Mike Bundock
talking about Floral Clocks.

Tim Allard


Hawkinge and District Gardeners' Society AGM and 2008 events

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2008 - 08:41 PM
At the recent AGM members gave a rousing vote of thanks to Peter Linkin who stepped down as Chairman after 9 years.

Peter is replaced by Georgina Atkins and outgoing Secretary Jackie Burvill by Tim Allard and Carolyn Goodliff. Jenny Armitage remains Deputy Chairman, Anne Hutt as Treasurer and Joan Brisley as Show secretary. Other committee members remaining in post are Alan Barnes and Ruth Prior.

The next meeting on the 2nd April will incorporate time to vote on a new Constitution – nothing heavyweight but akin to a ‘tidying up exercise’ as the politicians like to phrase it. This will be followed with a talk given by Jackie Aviolet on the subject of Water.

New members and guests are always made to feel welcome. Don’t be shy – come along to the regular meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall or one of the shows.

The Inter Club Spring Show (6th April) is always an eye opener and well worth a visit. This year it will be held in Newington Village Hall – come along, you’ll be impressed by the amazing displays. For further information contact Tim Allard on 01303 863146 or e-mail


Wednesday meetings start at 7.30pm
Hawkinge Village Hall

Wed 2nd April Extraordinary General Meeting to vote on a new Constitution Jackie Aviolet Talk – Water

Sun 6th April Spring Show & Inter Club Competition
2.30pm Newington Village Hall

Sat 3rd May Plant Sale - 10am Hawkinge Village Hall

Wed 7th May Mike Bundock Talk - Floral Clocks

Wed 4th June Evening visit to Beech Court Gardens, Challock

Wed 2nd July Laurie Manser Talk - Memories of a Garden Boy

Sun 20th July Summer Show - 2.30pm Hawkinge Village Hall

Wed 6th Aug Susan Scrivens Talk - Herbs for every use

Sun 10th Aug Coach outing to Great Comp Gardens, Platt

Wed 3rd Sept Bob Ogley Talk - Kent in the 20th Century

Sun 21st Sept Autumn Show - 2.30pm Hawkinge Village Hall

Wed 1st Oct Dennis Worcester Talk - Bird Identification for beginners

Wed 5th Nov Mr Hilary Newman Talk - The Winter Garden

Wed 3rd Dec Jeff Wagner Audio Visual Show – Phantasmagoria 2

Sat 6th Dec Quiz Night and Christmas Social

Highlight of growing village

Contributed by editor on Jul 19, 2007 - 04:39 PM

The highlight of the village gardeners' calendar takes place on Sunday (22 July)

The Hawkinge Gardeners Society will be showing off their best blooms and vegetables at their annual summer show in Hawkinge Village Hall.

Amongst the entries will be Floral Art, Home Baking, Fruit and Vegetables, Photography and Craft. There will also be refreshments, raffle and tombola.

The doors open at 2.30pm and everyone is welcome. 

Hawkinge and District Gardeners' Society - 14 June 2007

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2007 - 08:34 PM


The members of the Hawkinge and District Gardeners' Society recently enjoyed their annual garden visit.

This year approximately 30 members visited Flint Cottage in Bishopsbourne where they were treated to a meander around the garden belonging to Mr & Mrs P J Sinnock. The garden is part of the national garden scheme raising money for charity.

A pleasant evening was spent wandering around the small garden: the entrance to the garden having large Scots pine under planted with trees and shrubs and wildlife pond. In the main garden there were 3 ponds and 2 water features; bog areas; mixed borders; alpines in sink gardens; herb garden; vegetables in raised beds. Members also received tasty refreshments served by Mr and Mrs Sinnock.

Next month the speaker’s for the evening (Wednesday 4th July) will be Mr and Mrs Ian Stone with a talk entitled ‘On top of the world – Nepal and Tibet’

Jackie Burvill


Village plant sale is not to be missed

Contributed by editor on May 01, 2007 - 04:03 PM

Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society

Annual  Plant   Sale


Village Hall

Saturday 5th May 

10-00 am 

Admission Free

Quality Plants at Quality Prices

Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society - 4 April 2007

Contributed by editor on Apr 12, 2007 - 09:30 PM


On Wednesday 4th April the members and visitors of The Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society had a most enjoyable meeting where the speaker was one of our own members Mr Alan Griggs assisted by Mr Peter Linkin.

Members were invited to take part in a question and answer session where amongst the many and varied questions were ‘ The use of soot in the garden and How to look after Sweet Peas’.

Peter Linkin also congratulated those members who had recently taken part in The Inter Society competition against Newington; although we were beaten by Newington the Hawkinge club had entered 156 entries to 134 entries from Newington.

Prizewinners were

The Inter – Society Cup awarded to the society gaining highest number of points in show


Lady Halcrow Cup – Best vase of three blooms in show

Ian Johnson – Newington

Hawkinge United Cup – Hawkinge member with most points

Peter Linkin

Spring Show Points Trophy – Newington member with most points

Ian Johnson

The Bolton Cup – Best daffodil in show

Bill Cross - Newington

Helen Hudson Spring Cup – Best pot of bulbs (Hawkinge members only)

Mrs Hodgman

The next meeting for the gardeners is on Wednesday May 2nd and the speakers for the evening will be Mr and Mrs Jeff Wagner with a talk entitled ‘ Phantasmagoria’.


The Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society will be holding their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday 5th May at 10am in the village hall

Jackie Burvill


The Hawkinge gardeners Sunday showdown

Contributed by editor on Mar 28, 2007 - 12:45 AM


The Hawkinge and District Gardeners Society will be hosting the Annual Inter-Society Spring Show against Newington Gardening Club on Sunday 1st April 2007 in the Hawkinge Village Hall.

The show will be open to the public at 2.30pm and amongst the entries will be Vegetables, Flowers, Floral Arrangements and Baking.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase refreshments and have a go on the Tombola stall.

Jackie Burvill



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