AHS News

2017 trip to Lauriston Castle

posted Mar 11, 2018, 1:18 PM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Mar 11, 2018, 1:21 PM ]

AGM 2017

posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:40 AM by Abernethy Horticultural

The AGM was held on 8 March 2017.

relevant documents are available from the links below 

2016/17 Monthly Talks Schedule

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:29 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Dec 30, 2016, 3:55 AM ]

12 October 2016 Scotland's Gardens Scheme by Margaret Gimblett
Margaret Gimblett returns , this time with information about the open garden scheme that allows us to visit  private gardens all over Scotland.  Useful if we hold an Abernethy open gardens day in 2017...

9 November 2016 Adventure to the Land of the Thunder Dragon by Jonathan Davies-Coleman
Jonathan Davies-Coleman, recently graduated from Scotland's Rural College and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, will give a talk on his recent botanical expedition to the hilltop Kingdom of Bhutan. 

14 December Wreath Making by Dallas Seawright plus Christmas drinks and snacks
Countryside ranger Dallas Seawright gives a workshop on wreath making, plus our usual festive drinks and snacks

11 January 2017 The New Lindores Abbey Distillery by Drew McKenzie Smith

8 February 2017 to be confirmed

8 March 2017 AGM
and possibly a mystery speaker

12 April 2017 Mon and Weeds by Hamish Martin
All the way from Edinburgh, Hamish Martin of The Secret Herb Garden is coming to talk under this intriguing title. 

Garden Day Competitions - details and entry forms

posted Aug 26, 2016, 2:14 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 2:55 AM ]

Garden Day is coming soon...

posted Aug 9, 2016, 2:18 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 2:53 AM ]

Annual trip 2016 - Briglands House, Rumbling Bridge

posted Jul 3, 2016, 2:28 PM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Jul 3, 2016, 2:31 PM ]

Huge thanks to Briony for stepping in at very late notice and showing us around her wonderful (and enormous!) garden at Briglands House. It was a cool and cloudy day but mercifully the rain stayed off.
Many of the 20+ Horty members in attendance also availed themselves of some new plants for their garden at the Rumbling Bridge Nursery next door.

All photos by Freddie Farmer (aged 4)

Minutes of 2016 AGM

posted Mar 16, 2016, 2:52 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

Please see the links below for the Minutes of the 2016 AGM, a copy of the Chair Report for 2016 and a copy of the revised version of the 2015 AGM Minutes

2016 AGM - 9th March 7.30pm

posted Mar 8, 2016, 7:43 AM by Abernethy Horticultural

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th March 2016, at the Mason's Hall, 62 Main Street, Abernethy.  Note that the meeting date is the usual second Wednesday of the month, and is the date agreed at the 2015 AGM.  Please ignore the date of 16th March indicated on the printed programmes: this was printed in error.

11th November talk - Clare Reaney - plant propagation

posted Nov 1, 2015, 12:25 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

For our next evening meeting we have Clare Reaney from Auchtermuchty coming to give us advice on plant propagation: making lots of healthy happy plants out of the ones that you have.  She will talk about how best to multiply a variety of plant types and will bring samples to demonstrate.  If you have any plants that you would like specific advice on then feel free to come with details of the plant, or bring a sample along to discuss.

7:30pmWednesday 11th November at the Masons' Hall.

Garden Day 2015 Report and Pictures

posted Oct 5, 2015, 2:11 PM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 2:44 AM ]

We didn't have the best of summers this year but the rain mercifully stayed away on this early autumn Saturday. Not staying away were the many volunteers, members of the Society and the wider local community who turned out in force, with over 150 people coming along to the Williamson Hall for Garden Day. We'd like to thank everyone who donated plants, cakes, produce and bottles, everyone who helped out in the preparations (and the tidying up after). Thanks also for all the fabulous competition entries and last but not least thanks to everyone who came along and helped make Garden Day a success. The proceeds of the day amounted to over £700 which will soon be put to good use in the village on the various projects being under taken alongside Abernethy In Bloom.

Some pictures of the day:


The plant stall

Judging the cake competition.

Last minute foraging for the produce table - from the blueberry bushes planted as part of the The Abernethy Fruit Trail 


Fun at the kids crafts and activities stall

Get your raffle tickets here!

Tea and cakes - lots and lots of cakes!

The entrance table 

Garden Day - Saturday 26th September 2015
Photos by Ro Bell

For more pictures of a selection of the superb competition entries, and the results, please see here.

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