2017 Member’s Handbook

The Church Crookham Garden Society is pleased to announce the publication of its 2017 Member’s Handbook.
It includes all the information you need to know about the society and its many activities for 2017.
To view or download the handbook, please visit the “About” section.


It only seems like yesterday since I took over from Terry and all of a sudden I am advised that I have to write my first Chairman’s message for the member’s handbook and show guide. I hope the years don’t flash by too quick as I was hoping to savour the gardening seasons which incidentally seem to have got confused.

After a damp start at the beginning of the year and the wettest January for over one hundred years it is fair to say that 2016 didn’t get off to a good start even though it was extraordinarily mild. I recall seeing daffodils in bud in early December and thinking will there be any for the spring show? Well there were and the show went well followed by a good summer show. Sadly, the numbers were down for both shows and this year I would ask that you encourage others to join the society and enjoy the fun that is ‘show what you grow’ or ‘grow to show’. Unfortunately, I am unable to predict the weather for the coming seasons so we can only hope for a cracking year. You will notice we have changed the dates of the shows for 2017 to avoid interference with the Bank Holidays and hopefully this will bring with it increased entries. We have also introduced a harvest supper on 7th October and would ask you put it in your diaries and encourage others to attend.

This Spring will see the launch of our new website which we have been designing and hopefully a vibrant Facebook presence. Neither of these will be a success without you, our members, and your dedicated Committee. Your photographs and contributions would be most welcome.
This year we will be seeking another volunteer to run the shed as sadly John Delve will be resigning so that he can move to Wales. I hope you will join me in thanking John who has been very thorough and the rest of the committee who have worked so hard for the society.