Clubs and Groups
If you work with a club or group and you'd like details to
please email the
Hop and Grape Amateur Wine and Beer Makers
Monthly at Monk Sherborne Village Hall.
For details phone 01256 321794 or visit www.hants.org.uk/hopandgrape
Monk Sherborne & District Horticultural Society
The Monk Sherborne & District Horticultural Society has been active for
many years. Before the First World War the show was held at the Vyne and the
classes for entrants were (!):
There were also some interesting sideshows including water pole or swimming
for golf balls in the Lake!
During the War there was a gap of six years after which it was
resumed in August 1920 in the grounds of Queens House, Monk Sherborne. The most
unusual sideshow then was a ‘pig singing competition’ but unfortunately there is
no report on how one took part in such a competition!
In the more recent
past, the Society has very successfully entered for the courtyard competition at
the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designing and building from scratch a courtyard
garden, and has won many awards.
There have also been many successful entries in the window box and
hanging basket competitions at both Chelsea and the RHS Show at
The Society holds its AGM in January every year after which there
is a talk on a horticultural theme. In the past this has included talks with
slides on sweet peas and chrysanthemums. Once or twice a year there are social
evenings for the Society members and guests to help swell the funds towards the
costs of running the Annual Show. There are also some entertaining evenings
organised including quiz nights, bridge lunches and horticultural related talks
all finishing with a very good supper. Members also enjoy garden visits once or
twice a year to places such as the
Garden at Shillingford and Malmesbury
On becoming a member you can enjoy all activities together with
free entrance to the Annual Show, plus the chance of winning tickets
for Chelsea in the annual raffle.
You also qualify for reduced entry fees for the RHS gardens at Wisley and
Rosemoor on production of the MS&D Horticultural Society’s Membership
A typical annual show sees some 750 or so entries in the various
horticultural and handicraft classes, as well as the usual sideshows, band,
delicious teas and barbecue, the Pimms tent, craft and plant stalls, an arena
for children’s fancy dress competition and races and there has even been a
children’s competition for growing the largest number of potatoes in a
Monk Sherborne cum Pamber WI
Monk Sherborne cum
Pamber WI is
a small, friendly institute.
Members meet in Monk Sherborne Village Hall at on the second Tuesday of each month.
Newcomers are always welcome and will enjoy the lively programme of monthly
speakers, the chance to make new friends and the great opportunity to take part
in local group, county or national WI events.
The WI also has its own
college at Denman near Oxford, a
lovely old house set in beautiful grounds, where members can enrol on short
courses on almost any subject under the sun to gain knowledge and make
If you would like more information please ring our President
01256 850043 or visit www.hampshirewi.org.uk
Mrs June Boyle
Vice President --
Mrs Rita Mills
Mrs Daphne Thirlwall
Mrs Judy Foyle
Monk Sherborne Monkeys & Ramsdell Rascals Toddler Group
If you have pre-school aged children and
would like to join a friendly group of mothers, babies and toddlers for play,
coffee and a weekly craft activity, why not come along and join us.
Biscuits and drinks for
the children are provided.
The Toddler Group takes place every Fridays during term time, from 10am to
11.30am, in Ramsdell and Monk Sherborne Village Halls - click here for dates at both
If you require any further information,
Camilla Du Boulay on 01256 850065
North Hampshire Road Club
At Monk Sherborne Village Hall.
Summer - Every Monday evening for club ride, 6:45pm start
September to December - Every Monday evening, 7:30pm
Click here to contact the club
or visit www.nhrc.co.uk