NEWTON PARK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
WELCOME TO NEWTON PARK H.S.
Founded 1939 it is situated on the Newton Park West site alongside the park in Rayners Lane. Pedestrian entrance is by 321 Alexandra Ave just downhill of the Drake Road junction. Loading access for bulky items/large orders is via the access road by 1 Drake Road.
Open two hours every Sunday morning from 10.30 am to 12.30pm it stocks a wide selection of all the consumables any gardener usually requires sold at very competitive prices. Whether you want seeds, pots, composts, foods or poisons, netting, ground cover, hose adaptors or a whole host of many other items, it is always worth checking us out first.
In season we also stock bulbs and tubers such as daffodils, tulips, crocii, hyacinths, gladiolas, potatoes, onions (main and Autumn/japanese) etc..
Gardening advice of course is always freely available (and sometimes too freely available!).
Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
Cut back perennials that have died down
Divide herbaceous perennials
Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory
Plant out spring cabbages
Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
Prune climbing roses
Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas
Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf
Gardening is still one of the top leisure pursuits and despite the garden centres and on-line suppliers there is still a great benefit from having a local Society that puts its members needs before profit. So, whatever you want to achieve and share with others, spread the word about our local Society and support us in whatever way you can.
2019 Potatoes and Onions sets now on sale.
Saturday 7th September saw the Society’s 80th annual flower and produce show, 35 exhibitors staged well over 300 exhibits in what proved to be a most enjoyable afternoon. A full report will follow soon in the meantime enjoy some pictures below.