Hayling Island Horticultural Society


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.

If you have access to facebook please come and join us on the society facebook page. A great place to share our love of gardens, gardening and all things horticutural , especially in these difficult times. You do not need to be a member of the society to be welcomed into the facebook group, just answer a couple of questions from our admin - we look forward to seeing you there.

Should you wish to become a member 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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