The Heather Society Annual Gathering will focus on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September with activity focussed on Saturday 22nd with an all day visit to RHS Wisley and on Sunday 23rd a visit to Champs Hill and Savill Garden Windsor is planned; and the heather garden at the Valley Garden is also possible for keen walkers.
We need to know numbers of members who are interested in attending as soon as possible so that those who wish to stay at a hotel can be accommodated. Some members may wish to make their own hotel arrangements. Hotel prices will be around £150-£200 per night from enquiries made. A coach will be hired to take members from a hotel to each venue, or if numbers are small we will arrange lifts with members cars. Please let Barry Sellers know if you need transport from your hotel.
Please note that members purchase their own lunches.
Please email to Barry Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Saturday 22nd September
10.15-10.30 Meet at entrance to RHS Wisley
10.30-12.30 New RHS Wisley National Collection of heathers
12.30 -1.30 lunch @ Wisley Garden
1.30-3.00 AGM @ Hillside Centre
3.00 -5.00 The Heather Show @ Hillside Centre. This will include demonstration of propagation of seed of European and South African species of Erica by Barry Sellers.
There will be Heathers for sale provided by David Edge.
Sunday 23rd September
10.30-12.00 Visit to Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex
12.00-1.15 Travel to Savill Garden, Windsor
1.15-2.00 Lunch at Savill Garden
2.00-5.00 Savill Garden and Valley Garden though some walking is involved if members are interested to visit the heather garden.
There will be no competition this year for 2018 but an announcement will be made later in the year for next year ie 2019.
Accomodation, costs, etc
Please see Summer 2018 Newsletter for details. Click Here