Haywards Heath Horticultural Society holds its first talk of the year at shopping centre

A town horticultural society has held its first talk of the year and is looking forward to more events this summer.

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society SUS-210525-153513001
Haywards Heath Horticultural Society SUS-210525-153513001

Haywards Heath Hrticultural Society held a talk at the Orchards shopping centre in Haywards Heath on Thursday.

Sylvia Harris, vice-chairman of the society, said: “A wonderful talk on cacti and succulents by Tony and Suzanne Macey was well attended and gave members a chance to add to their summer plant collections, with a wide selection available.

“A massive thank you to Orchards centre manager Nicola Bird for supporting the society throughout the pandemic and donating refreshments for this uplifting event.

“They were expertly served by Sally and the wonderful staff at the Bay Tree Café.

“A raffle was held at the end of the talk with an amazing cactus (donated by Tony & Suzanne) and Bay Tree Café vouchers (donated by Sally) on offer.

“This capped off a very enjoyable afternoon with friends and was a heart-warming sign of things to come in the future.”

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) affiliated society was established in 1891. Normally, it holds monthly talks on the third Thursday of the month between September and May, an annual trip to visit gardens throughout the South East, and three seasonal shows a year.

There are also plant sales, selling plants grown by members at meetings, shows and social events, as well as seed swaps between members.

The society has a summer community event coming up at the Orchards shopping centre on Saturday, June 26.

Sylvia said the society was ‘looking forward to something positive for all’.

Other upcoming events include a summer show and plant sale on Saturday, June 12, Southon Plant Nursery on Sunday, June 27 and a day outing to Great Dixter on Thursday, July 15.

Unless otherwise specified, the society usually meets at St Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall in St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath. For more information on upcoming events including the summer community event, visit the website at www.hhhs.org.uk, or for any questions about the society, joining as a member or its upcoming events, email [email protected]