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TENTERDEN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
OCCASIONAL NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020
Happy New Year to you all, let us hope the weather is kind to us. So many plants in bud already, it lifts one’s spirits. I now have 2 Camelia bushes in flower.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Attached you will find a renewal form; on it are full details on how to renew. Just remember to write the full name of the Society if you send a cheque. The Bank will not accept TDHS, ONLY Tenterden and District Horticultural Society. Also, those members who joined after 1 September 2019 do not have to pay their subscription for 2020.

ANNUAL DINNER, Wednesday 4th November
Once again organised, very kindly, by Yvonne Savage, I understand a good time was had by all, and the changes made by Montalbano to lower the noise level appear to have worked.

ANNUAL LUNCH FEBRUARY 2020
Our first event of the New Year is the Annual Lunch to be held on FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY (12 noon for a prompt 12.30 start). This will be held at Montalbano’s in Tenterden High Street. The very reasonably priced menu is attached, £17.95 for 2 courses, £19.95 for 3 courses, including tea and coffee. If you would like to come, please select your dishes and return the slip provided at the end of this Newsletter to:
JANE WELLS – NOT, I REPEAT, NOT TO JAN PARSONS.

FIRST MEMBERS MEETING – FRIDAY, 6 MARCH, 7PM FOR 7.15 START
BEGINNER ORCHIDS – Care and Cultivation by Christine Bartlett
Christine started her private collection of orchids about 12 years ago with just one or two as houseplants. Since then she has progressed to growing orchids in greenhouses and she has grown orchids of many different genres and species. She chaired the South East Orchid Society (who meet in Ashford) for many years and also belongs to the Orchid Society of Great Britain. She trained with the British Orchid Council, learning how to judge orchids and is now a qualified judge. She runs orchid workshops and enjoys giving talks to Horticultural Societies and other interested groups
She will have clear pots, potting bark and various Care Cards for sale.

FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP
Flower Arranging workshops will begin again in January on Monday 8th, 2.00 – 3.30pm in Highbury Hall. There is a small charge to meet the costs of the rent which will be decided once we know how many people are planning to attend. There are currently seven sessions planned for the first or second Monday in each month from January to July.
If you are interested in attending and joining this small, enthusiastic and friendly group do contact Lindy Bates. Details for the first meeting will then be sent to you. No previous experience is needed – however, we would also welcome anyone who is an expert! We all learn from each other!
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BOOKING FORM FOR THE ANNUAL LUNCH
Friday 7 February, 12 for 12.30pm, at Montalbano’s
1/We would like to book a place(s) for the lunch.
Menu Choices
Name: ……………………………………… ……………………………………………..
Starter …………………………………….. ……………………………………………..
Main ………………………………………. …………………………………………….
Dessert ……………………………………. ……………………………………………..
I enclose a cheque for £……………. )
made payable to Tenterden and District Horticultural Society
Return to: Jane Wells, Rumpus, Shoreham Lane, St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6EG by Friday 25 January.
If you have any queries, ring Jane on 01580 762353
£17.95 for 2 courses, £19.95 for 3 courses, including tea/coffee

For lunch menu click here:http://www.tdhsgardening.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Jane-Wells-Feb2020-Annual-Lunch.pdf