East Hoathly and Halland Village Show Society



Friday 2 March Talk by Stephen Moore of Rapkyns Nursery -

Hellebores and Evergreens. Plants available.

Starts 7.30 pm, admission £2 members, £3



Saturday 24 March Spring Show. Admission 50p, Tea 50p. Entries

8.30 to 10.30 am, Viewing from 1.30 pm,

Auction at 3.30 pm followed by Raffle.


Saturday 16 June Visit to Winchelsea Open Garden Event.

Contact Sue Carter (841499) for details.


Sunday 15 July Open Gardens. Garden Plots open from 10.30

(refreshments available). At 2 pm, Sue Payne will give an

insight into growing Hemerolcallis and a tour of her

garden at 117 South Street (plants available). Cream Teas

will be available at The Gate House from 3 pm including

the Rose and Sweet Pea Show.


Saturday 1 September Autumn Show. Admission 50p, Tea 50p.

Entries 8.30 to 10.30 am, Viewing from 1.30 pm,

Auction at 3.30 pm followed by Raffle.


Friday 2 November AGM and Quiz Evening. AGM followed by a

light hearted quiz evening with a wine and cheese

buffet supper. AGM starts at 7.00 pm.

Admission £7


Members may also be interested in a Talk being hosted by the Preservation Society on 14 September. Ben Cross from Crosslands Nursery in Arundel will talk about The British Alstromeria and UK Cut Flower Industry.

About The Society

Our Society aims to preserve the traditions of the Village Show. We embrace Horticulture, Cookery, Crafts, Flower Arranging with categories for Adults and Juniors. We encourage entrants with little experience as well as seasoned professionals. The intention is to stimulate friendly competition whilst pursuing perfection. We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and 2018 is our 46th season.


The Society has a strong link with the Parish Garden Plots and is pleased to sponsor the Community Garden which helps local residents without access to a garden to grow and share fresh produce. More information can be found in the Handbook Section.


Contact : Info@villageshowsociety.co.uk


Adult Membership - £3


Juniors (under 15) free



Please let us know if you have ideas for visits, events or future classes.


If you have any photographs or memorabilia relating to the Society please share it with us.





President Rosemay Akehurst 840708

Chairman Jonathan Walker 840222

Secretary and Jane Tarry 840575

Open Gardens

Show Secretary Brian Duke 841077

Treasurer Tom Serpell 840251

Publicity Frances Mills 840653

Visits Sue Carter 841499 Garden Plots James Hamilton-Andrews 840753

Juniors Vanessa Bushell 840981

Trophies Pat Duke 841077

Paul Richardson 840082