Our long time affiliation with the above organisations has been appreciated by our members over many years. We will in the future keep you updated on any issues relevant to the individual Societies.
The 2018 AINSDALE SUMMER SHOW will be held on
Saturday 14th July
These interesting and informative talks are held at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Ainsdale and the evenings commence with refreshments at 7.30pm and again at 9.00pm. Admission is 50p for members and £1.00 for non- members. Patrons and Vice Presidents have free entry.
8th March "Grasses For All Year Colour" Ian & Sheila Low, Highpark Nursery - Commencing 7.30 pm. Ian Low, former gardener at Botanic Gardens; amazing knowledge of horticulture and great fun! Will concentrate on grasses and just about everything else! Open to non-members, raffle and refreshments.
12th April Illustrated Talk With Heather Crowley Martin Mere Wildlife And Wetlands Trust.
12th May BBQ, with live 50s/60s music, by Mike Byrne of Radio Merseyside fame, all under cover. Food served at 1pm. Garden railway will be in operation. Tickets £10.00 per head, proceeds to help the Ainsdale Show. To be held at 7 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale.
10th May Illustrated Talk Brian Russ Alpine Society Showing And Growing Alpines Plus Preparing For Exhibiting In Summer Show
20th May Plant-A-Pot at St. John's Church Hall from 2.00pm.
14th June Hints and tips for exhibiting at the Summer Show on 14th July. Help from experienced exhibitors.
13th July Children's Pet Show on the Village Green.
14th July Ainsdale Summer Show, please note that the date has been changed to the second Saturday in July due to the Southport Air Show date being changed to 7th July.
15th July Car Boot and Table sale on the Village Green. Booking available from Tricia Pearce on 01704 576345.
11th September Harvest Show (members exhibits only) at the Sacred Heart Church Hall. A fun evening with everybody judging the exhibits. Followed by supper. Tickets £6.00 from Janet Greenwood.
11th October Fund Raising Event for the Summer Show - Fun Evening - Quiz - Bingo - Games - Refreshments. Tickets £5.00 members £6.00 non members available from the Publicity Table at the Summer Show and thereafter from details on the Website, Facebook and Posters as well the Harvest Show on 11th September.
8th November Lancashire Wildlife Trust, an illustrated talk on wildlife gardening.
27th November Floral Demonstration by Pat Armstrong, at 2.45pm followed by afternoon tea.
Ask a friend to join the Society:
Patron £20.00 - free admission to the show and evening talks, two additional free tickets for the Summer Show and reduced entry fee for every exhibit entered in the Summer show.
Vice President: £12.00 - free admission to the show and evening talks and reduced entry fee for every exhibit entered in the Summer show, and one additional free ticket for the Summer Show.
Members: £7.50 - free entry to the show, reduced entry for evening talks and reduced entry fee for every exhibit entered in the Summer Show.
By being a member of the Ainsdale Horticultural Society you are helping to keep alive the tradition of the village Summer Show, sadly, many of these shows are falling by the wayside and with your help the Ainsdale Show will continue.
You can also join at any of our monthly meetings.
2017 Floral Queen & Rosebud
2017's Floral Queen Rebecca McLeish and attendants with Rosebud Maria Moya: Millie, Lauren, Eden and Jemima.
Julien's Fruit Tree Pollination Checker
AHS members & vistors might be interested in a free little gardening advice tool we've created. It is a fruit tree pollination checker which you can find below:
You will see that it is easy to use and that it covers most types of topfruit that you can grow in the UK. When you've selected a fruit (apple, pear etc) you just choose your variety and you're presented with a list of compatible pollinators. Many gardeners are either ignorant of the importance of pollination for good crops or think it a dark, confusing art. Well, this tool deals with the problem and is free to use as often as any of your members could want.
And if any of them use it, then as a welcome we are also offering a 15% discount on anything they choose to buy from us.
Would this be of interest? If so, I can send over the discount code.
Julien de Bosdari, Ashridge Trees, Grove Cross Barn, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NJ
Telephone: 01963 359444 Fax: 01963 359445 Website: www.ashridgetrees.co.uk