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WELCOME TO THE WHA!

Whatever the reason for loving your garden, we can offer members a programme of interesting activities and events throughout the year, and access to our WHA Trading Store. Most of our members have small gardens, and whether you have a particular interest in roses, dahlias, fruit or vegetables, you are sure to find like-minded gardeners willing to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with you.

(photos taken by WHA member at OR Allotments)

Plant Bring and Buy Sale - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May, 10.30-12.30

We know that there will be plenty of Calibraise, Kohl Rabi, Summer Savory and Cauliflowers to buy, but have you heard of Agretti? (otherwise called Saltwort or Monk’s Beard). It’s a bit like samphire and is this season’s new plant to try. On the day we anticipate lots of tomatoes, salad crops, veg, flowers and a miscellany of other interesting plants to buy.
Bring along your excess plants and see if you can pick up something you’ve not sown or try
a new variety of various veg.

2021 Shows

Our 2021 Shows will evolve during the year as, hopefully, covid regulations are able to be relaxed. Our Spring Show was virtual and mini-shows in April, May and June will be held in the Garden Room and, when allowed, the Trading Store at Ormonde Road.

Trading Store

The Trading Store is operating according to Covid rules. Anyone coming into the Store for business is required to hand sanitise; mask and keep safe distance.

We are click and collecting via wha-trading@outlook.com. Collection times are Wednesday and Sunday mornings 10-12 noon. We can make special arrangements outside these times for collection so please do ask. We will also serve you ‘at the door’ during these times.

Note for your diaries – we are aiming for a GRAND OPENING on June 27th when the teas and homemade cakes will be back!!

Talks and Workshops

The newly refurbished Trading Store now has the capacity to hold Workshops and Talks for up to 30 people. We are looking for volunteers to lead a workshop on topics dear to your hearts. Terry’s demonstration on sowing Sweet Peas has had a big impact on those who attended. Please let us know if you could help wha-trading@outlook.com

Terry's Sweet Pea Advice

We were lucky enough to have Terry Miller demonstrate his technique of sowing sweet peas and talk through the key things to remember in order to successfully grow early blooms worthy of showing or cutting for the home.  He has also shared his tips and advice for everyone here.