Welcome to Church Crookham Garden Society

16th December 2016

Church Crookham Garden Society, Fleet, Hampshire UKA vibrant garden society active in Church Crookham, FLEET, Hampshire. We hold several annual events and shows and run a comprehensively stocked stores hut with discounts for members.

HISTORY

Church Crookham Garden Society was formed in 1954 as the Ryelaw Garden Society. It was founded by residents of Ryelaw Road as an outlet for their interest in gardening.

At some time in its early stages, the Society began marketing garden supplies and until 1997 traded from sheds located in Moore Close.

The name of the Society was changed to Church Crookham Garden Society to reflect the wider residential location of its members.

Shows were organised and now two shows per year are held, one in the spring and one in late summer.

In 1997 the ground occupied by the Society’s sheds was subject to planning consent for residential building and the Society moved to a purpose built concrete structure located in the car park of the Crookham Memorial Hall in Sandy Lane, Church Crookham.

The Society is run by two committees:

  • Main committee
  • Show committee

Each committee is made up of elected members, and is chaired by the Society Chairman.

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Andy McIndoe’s Garden Visit

15th May 2017

Fleet Flower Club are running a coach to Andy McIndoe’s garden at Sherfield English about 4 miles from Romsey.  He is the director of Hillier Garden Centres and has designed the Hillier Chelsea exhibit since 1989 with an unbroken record of Gold medals.  Andrew writes and broadcasts regularly as well as lecturing throughout the UK and abroad – so we should be in for a treat.

Date booked is Sunday, 25th June 2017 with a coach departing from the Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Fleet at approx 12.30 pm for tour of the garden.  There will be refreshments after the tour.
Leaving the garden at approx 5 pm for return to Fleet, traffic permitting should be back at about 6.30 pm.  There is plenty of free parking in the Memorial Hall car park but cars must be along far fence.

The cost including coach and entrance to garden is £25 – this will be done on a first come first served basis.  Payment in advance of the trip please.

Finally let’s hope for some lovely weather.

If you are interested then please contact Sue Gibbons sue.gibbons@hotmail.com for further information and payment details.

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2017 Spring Show

7th April 2017

A good start to the year in weather terms saw an increase in entries for this year’s spring show and in particular, a greater number of entries in the Tulip Class was well represented due to the mild winter; writes Alec Grant. There was also a very good standard of entry across all classes and in particular the Floral Art section. It was also good to see Jake Howard win three rosettes and lift the Junior Cup.

We are encouraging children to join and exhibit what they grow and make. Sadly Jake was unable to attend to collect his magnificent haul but his mum Helen picked up his wins together with her rosettes for the best exhibit in the daffodil classes and her magnificent floral display.


Spring Show 2017 Report (pdf)
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The full list of winners can be viewed below along with a gallery of entries.. (more…)

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