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Rose Show – the Homecoming

The Hutt Valley Horticultural Society, the Rose Society and friends are excited to be “coming home” for their 10-11 November 2018 show to the Lower Hutt Events Centre. This is the spectacular modern building which has replaced the earthquake-prone Horticultural Hall.

The Horticultural Hall had been the home of the society between 1959 and 2014, and was itself a replacement for the original Horticultural Hall officially opened in 1936, but later destroyed by fire in 1957. It is fitting that the Horticultural Society should “christen” the new Events Centre with a show devoted to horticulture. It has had an association with horticultural events in the Hutt Valley for 114 years.

Groups that will join the Horticultural Society at the show include the Wellington or Hutt Valley branches of the Rose Society, Begonia Circle, Fuchsia Society, Floral Art Society, Cactus and Succulents Society, Bonsai Club and Orchid Society. Because November is rose time, roses will form the centrepiece of the show. Each group will display material relevant to their speciality and demonstrate techniques.

A feature of the show will be a display remembering Armistice Day. The 100th anniversary of Armistice day falls on the Sunday of the show – the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Plant and craft sales will take place at the show and include plants to stock your gardens and flowers to please your eye.

The Hutt Valley Horticultural Society was formed in 1903 and continues its purpose of promoting the study and practice of Horticulture in all its forms. The society welcomes exhibits from new competitors at its three annual shows. Classes for judging include seasonal cut flowers, fruit and vegetables and native plants.

For more information on the HVHS please contact secretaryhvhs@outlook.com or visit the society’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/hvhortysoc/

Shows open to the public

Saturday 10th November: 12 noon – 4:00pm

Sunday 11th November: 10am – 3:30pm

Entry $3 (members and children free)

Venue: Lower Hutt Event Centre, Laings Road, Lower Hutt


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