Hathersage Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting

If only every AGM was like Hathersage Horticultural Society’s with 15 minutes of business, followed by homemade refreshments and a great talk and slide show! No wonder the village Methodist Hall was nearly full.

Retiring president Wendy Ellicock gave a brief account of a year in which we moved from Zoom meetings to the real thing and even managed to hold a very successful annual show, albeit without the trimmings of raffle, refreshments and prizegiving. She urged everyone to support the coming programme of events, especially the Plant Swap on Saturday May 28th by taking cuttings and sowing seeds now. Wendy then neatly swapped committee roles with Jenni Wedgewood who stepped up from the vice-presidency to take control, and treasurer Helen Marsden reported that all was well on the financial side.

After refreshments, Peter Bull gave a charming slide show of “A Year in the Garden’ complete with sound effects of birds and bells for a complete multi-sensory experience.

Lynden Hartmann

Photo: Peter Bull