Hayling Island Horticultural Society

Important Update

It is with a heavy heart that the Society has made the decision to cancel the Spring Show and upcoming talks.

We know that a lot of work goes into preparing for the shows and we thank all of you that have been involved to date. Given the demographic of our membership and attendees at the shows and talks, and following Government advice regarding the over 70's, social isolating and the cancellation of all large gatherings this is the safest course of action

It has been decided that the Trading Centre will be closed.


Hayling Island Horticultural Society was founded in 1886. It is run by its members for its members. We have near 800 households as members, including many located off island.

The subscription is just £4.00 per family per annum (£6.00 mainland members. Having a garden is not essential: a number of our members live in flats.

We offer a thriving Trading Centre, open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, where members can purchase gardening supplies at favourable prices, three flower shows a year, talks and demos, organised day trips, four Newsletters a year, the 100 + Club plus of course companionship and friendly advice for gardeners.


This event has been cancelled

Our main talk of the year will be in April and will be delivered by Rosy Hardy.

Rosy Hardy

Rosy Hardy, award winning Nursery womany, and owner of Hardys Cottage Garden Plants in Hampshire, is going to talk to us and answer questions about some of her top perennials favourites - about their attributes - how best to grow them, combine them with other plants to create great planting combinations and how to avoid common pitfalls. Rosy has won numerous medals at the Chelsea Flower show over a 25yr period and will be answering general questions at the end of her talk.

Rosy and her husband run a successful nursery, Hardys Cottage Garden Plants, nr Whitchurch, Hampshire; "1988 was the year that I started growing plants, after having been to a car boot sale in Ascot whilst clearing out the garage. I saw plants available for sale and came home and dug up the garden. From such small beginnings a very successful nursery was born. We have been incredibly lucky at Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants, moving from a back garden to an amazing walled garden at Laverstoke Park, where we flourished, and finally to our purpose built site here in Freefolk which we are happy to call home. During this time I always insisted we grow our plants in a more traditional manner, making sure they are tough and resilient"

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