We were very fortunate in being supported by Sheila Das from the RHS at the VPA AGM on Tuesday night, who gave a great talk on Edible Growing at Wisley Gardens. We heard about all the challenges of the project to create a wellbeing zone and an edible garden area, together with the stylish education facilities at Hill Top at Wisley.
The evening began with sparkling wine and ended with a marvellous celebration cake created by Anne Isherwood.
The admin of the AGM was kept to a minimum but the Committee members were elected to serve for the coming year.
June Abraham together with Sheila Das presented Janet Stinton with a Recognition Award from the VPA/RHS for ‘Horticultural support to the village’, and a lovely Rose bush (called the ‘Generous Gardener’) in a pot.
May Plant Sale
We will be manning tables in the Marquee on Sunday 7th May at the Coronation Event. Please be generous with your plant donations. You can bring them along to the VPA Store on Sunday 7th May at 10am (if before then just leave them at the door).
For a bit of fun we will have a Sunflower growing competition this year with the tallest Sunflower and the Sunflower with the largest diameter head attracting prizes at our Summer Show on August 19th. So get planting and Kate has some small plants for sale already growing, if you want to get a head start, buy them at the Marquee on the 7th May.