Crowhurst and District plant sale hailed a ‘success’

Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society Chairman Mary Boorman and member Bob Clifford who  donated many plants to the society's plant sale SUS-161005-095917001
Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society Chairman Mary Boorman and member Bob Clifford who donated many plants to the society's plant sale SUS-161005-095917001

Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale has been heralded a great success by its chairman.

The event, held as part of the monthly village market on May 7, attracted a large crowd and Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society’s chairman, Mary Boorman thanked everyone who donated plants, pots and ‘a lovely Bird Table’ to sell to raise funds.

“The sun shone and many people visited us,” she said.

“They bought plants and related items, alongside enjoying the other stalls at the market. It was a really happy morning and the sun shone.

“We wish to thank everyone for their kindness in supporting us.”

Mary said some of the funds raised from the event will go towards purchasing gardening items that the local primary school require to start their RHS Rocket Science project.

Sunflower seedlings were also donated to the village playgroup for the children to grow and enjoy.

“Fundraising assists the society to keep ‘afloat’ and to purchase items as required,” she said. “It allows us to run other events throughout the year in addition to our three flower shows.

“Many thanks for all your help and happy gardening.”

Mary added all are welcome to visit and, or, join ‘our little society’ for just £5 a year.

The society’s next event will be the annual Summer Flower Show, on August 13. It will be part of the Village Fayre which will be held on the recreation ground.

The show schedule will be available online and locally from the end of May and Mary encourages anyone to have a go at entering.

“It is fun and all are welcome,” she said.

For further details visit the website at: www.crowhursthorticultural.org.uk or call Alan on 07870525441.