News and views from DDHS

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We’re back!

FREE EVENT We’re back Join us for refreshments, chat and plant/garden sales. Saturday 4th September 10:30-13:00 Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale DE4 2FT

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We’re back!

We are working towards getting back, the first meeting will be the AGM, Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 7:30 at Darley Dale  Methodist church. We

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1980 – 2020

In 1979 local school teacher and Methodist lay preacher John Billingham had the idea of forming a Horticultural Society in Darley Dale. With the help

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A Message from our President

Spring is such a lovely time – I am writing this looking out on to our garden which is overflowing with pink and white blossom, while the trees have a newly-acquired shimmer of pale green to replace their winter drabness.

But this year is different. Coronavirus has robbed us of our freedom to meet friends and families, we are restricted to our homes and gardens, if we are lucky enough to have one. Our society’s events have sadly been temporarily cancelled, such a shame in what was to have been our celebratory 40th year. We are all keeping fingers crossed that we too will not fall prey to this disease.

But we’re hardy folk, we’ll pull through. As gardeners, we can be thankful that when we plant our peas and beans and our flower seeds, we are not only looking forward to wonderful home-grown vegetables and flowers, we are looking forward to the future when things will be better.

I am sure that our society can weather this temporary setback, and perhaps if we can share our expertise and the beauty of our gardens with our friends and families using modern technology (which isn’t that difficult to master, even for us oldies) we will hopefully be able to spread our love of growing plants to future generations and keep DDHS going for at least another 40 years.

Keep safe and keep well.


 (You may wish to share your own gardens etc on our Facebook page)