Lavant Horticultural Society, Chichester

Lavant Horticultuiral Society

Those members who were unable to renew their subscription at the December meeting

will have their 2018 Membership Card delivered in the usual way over the next couple of weeks

Lavant Horticultural Society can trace its origins back some 60 years.

Today it is flourishing with about 150 members & a good level of active participation.

Its remit is to foster interest in, and knowledge of, plants, gardens and gardening, always in a very friendly and relaxed environment.

If you live in Lavant, Summersdale or one of the neighbouring areas,

why not become a member of Lavant Horticultural Society

The annual membership fee is £7 per person.

The monthly meetings are then free, so this remains very good value for money

(especially taking into account the complimentary glass of wine & finger buffet at the AGM)

Membership for juniors is free of charge

Please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, at

or catch up with her at any of our meetings or events

To try it out first, just come along to one of our meetings.

Visitors are always welcome at an entrance fee of £2.

Annual General Meeting   8th November 2017

pictures of 2017 AGM
Picture of 2017 AGM
Picture of 2017 AGM

This year's AGM brought many changes to the committee: as well as our Chair of many years, Pauline Williams, ,

two other long-serving committee members, Jill Christison and Eileen Morris, also stood down

Michael Kingsford was proposed as the new Chair, Margaret Rhodes volunteered for the post of Secretary and Lesley West agreed to serve for another year as Treasurer. The AGM approved the appointment of these officers of the Society.

Robert Newman and Roger Hart agreed to serve for another year, as Programme Secretary and Show Secretary respectively. Liz Hewitt agreed to become Social Secretary and Pat Richies and Pam Sharrod volunteered to join the committee, which now has the numbers laid down in the constitution. All these committee members were also approved by the AGM.

Only about 3 dozen members came, disappointingly low compared with the past few years, but it was a very cold evening

As soon as the business was completed, the social side of the evening took over, with members enjoying the complimentary glass of wine and really excellent finger buffet and the chance to catch up with friends.

See the 2017 AGM Minutes - although passed by the Committee, these are provisional until approved at the 2018 AGM

Image description

Pauline Williams stood down after

nine years as Chair of the Society.

She also served 9 years

as Show Secretary.

In recognition of her outstanding

service, she was presented with a

camellia by the new Chair,

Michael Kingsford, on behalf

of the Society's members.