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Ewell Horticultural Association

 

Ewell Horticultural Association (EHA) has been supporting and serving the local community of Ewell and the surrounding areas since 1865, offering Residents encouragement and companionship in the enjoyment of their gardens. EHA has over 1,300 members and is thought to be amongst the oldest and largest Horticultural Associations in England.

About Us

EHA is a non-profit making community based organisation run by volunteers for the benefit of its members. New members are always welcome; membership is open to all from £2 per annum. Members are encouraged to participate in the 3 annual Shows by exhibiting their own produce of flowers, fruit and vegetables plus crafts & design and photographs. The Shows are held at Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, between Ewell and Epsom, which offers onsite car parking plus fully accessible facilities. Everyone who has attended our Shows has seen the stunning floral arrangements and almost certainly enjoyed the refreshments and delicious homemade cakes.

The Association also offers an annual programme of talks and trips for members.

VIRUS NEWS 

It is with great regret that because of the Covid-19 outbreak we are cancelling our Spring Flower Show and our talks scheduled for April and May. It is disappointing for all of us, but our venues at Blenheim School and Bourne Hall are closed until further notice. We have also cancelled the outing organised for 24th May. Refunds will be issued to members in the next few days.

Although some newsletters have been delivered, we have now suspended further deliveries and further collection of subscriptions as the wellbeing of all our volunteers is paramount. We can only hope to resume normal business when Government restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, hopefully in time for the Summer Show.

Further bad news is that both Chessington and Ashtead Garden Centres are CLOSED to personal shoppers BUT

Chessiington Garden Centre can be contacted by telephone on 01372 725638 to order a delivery

AND

Ashtead Garden Centre can be contacted by telephone on 01372 273891 to order a delivery.

They both expect a heavy demand for these services. Please be patient when trying to contact them.

We normally sell plug plants at the Spring Show for entry in the Summer Show.

If members wish to enter for the Vernon Cup, Class 56 in Summer Show, the plugs may be purchased by contacting David Tarrant by e-mail at chair@ewellhortassn.co.uk.

If members wish to enter for the Nominated Class, Class 96 in Summer Show, the plugs may be purchased by contacting Tracey Ross by e-mail at eha_showentry@btinternet.com.

If we are not able to hold the show, they will make fine bedding plants for the garden.



DISCOUNTS

Members are entitled to discounts from

Beechcroft Nursery on Reigate Road,

F Giles at Chessington Garden Centre for machinery repairs

and NOW

We are very pleased to announce that your Committee has negotiated additional discounts with Chessington Garden Centre.

All members may now obtain 20% off the retail price for landscape, gardening dry goods and plants.

It is very easy to obtain this generous discount:

Take your current EHA membership card to the Chessington reception desk together with identification of your name & address, eg, a driving licence or a utility bill.
Chessington will then take your photo and your details and log both onto their system.
You will receive a Chessington Horticultural Club card to show, together with your current EHA membership card, to obtain the discount at the pay desk.
This will be valid for 1 year.
You will need to repeat this process with your 2021 EHA membership card from 1 February 2021
Note that the Chessington Horticultural Club card cannot be used in conjunction with existing offers or the Chessington Loyalty Scheme.

Hope that’s clear!

 

For more information on Chessington Garden Centre please visit their website by clicking here.

Do not forget you can also go to:

Ashtead Park Garden Centre which offers members a 10% discount on plants. To receive this discount members must show a current membership card at the tills.

The centre offers quality bedding plants, fruit trees, bulbs, flowers, seeds, seedlings, trees and shrubs, sourced locally and hand selected from nurseries whenever possible.

This independent family run business is located just off the A24 between Epsom and Ashtead on Pleasure Pit Road. For a map and directions and more information please visit their website by clicking here

Also, purchases of seeds and other plants from Dobies catalogue.

Unfortunately, Court Farm Garden Centre no longer offers a discount.

Newsletters on our activities are sent to members 4 times per year.

Our AGM is held in March. The minutes of the 2018 AGM were approved in 2019 and can downloaded here . The draft minutes of the 2019 AGM can be downloaded here.

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The Committee

Officers of the Association
Chairman Dave Tarrant
Secretary Lynne Mason
Treasurer Leslie Smith
Registrar Roger Bellingham
Sales Secretary Vacant
Domestic Secretary Beryl Smith
Show Secretary Tracey Ross
Catering Officer Dawn Simms
Equipment Officer Vacant
Talks Secretary Jane Hoddy
Publicity Officer Margaret Angus
Committee
Assistant Show Secretary Terry Eddowes
Floral Arts Representative Sheila Stracy
Meetings Secretary Margaret Angus
Trips & Outings Organiser Pauline Horne (NCM)*
Trips & Outings Organiser Brenda Allen (NCM)*
Auditor Position Vacant

*(NCM) = Non Committee Member

 

Many members help at our events. If you would like volunteer, please do so by contacting any committee member. We would love to hear from you. See Contacts Page.