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The website of the Mersea Island Horticultural Society

Welcome to the website of the Mersea Island Horticultural Society (MIHS).  The society aims to inform, support and entertain people with an interest in gardening in its many forms.  The Mersea Island Garden Club is the online 'window' of the Horticultural Society.

Why not come along to see us - we are a very friendly bunch.  You don't need to be a horticultural expert with a vast knowledge of Latin names (although experts are welcome too!) - just an interest in gardens and plants - whether it be vegetables or flowers - or both.  The Society normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month - visit the Monthly Meetings page for times, dates and locations of where our meetings are held.

Admission is 2 for members of the society, 4 for non-members, and everyone is very welcome to come along.  Coffee and tea are provided.

Forthcoming Events

bulletSaturday 17 August: The MIHS 100th Summer Show

The MICA Centre - West Mersea

Open to Exhibitors                    8:00am 10:00am                                           
Judging begins                         10:30am                               
Show opens to All                      1:30pm    
Prizegiving                                 3:45pm
Auction of Produce                             4:00pm                                                                                 

This will be our 100th Show and we are planning a few things to celebrate this. One idea is to produce a cookery book. We would like some old recipes, using garden produce where possible. These can be given to Caitriona Banting at 9 Beach Road. Please put your name on your recipe. The cookery book will cover all 4 Seasons.

We are also looking for any old press cuttings or information about old Mersea Island Horticultural Society shows, or any old tools etc, for a display next summer at the museum. If you have any of the above then please talk to a member of the committee.


Hint: Click the underlined links on this website to be taken to the information you require.

The Mersea Island Horticultural Society (MIHS) is run solely by volunteers - the Committee is listed here
The Mersea Island Horticultural Society (MIHS) is an affiliate of the Royal Horticultural Society


MIHS Committee    

If you feel you could contribute something to the society by volunteering to be on the committee, please do not hesitate. We are still short of members, as some of the current committee feel they would like to step down soon and would be happy to train a newcomer to their post to help them settle in. Full committee meetings are informal and friendly, held every couple of months, and anyone interested in coming along on a trial basis is cordially invited to contact secretary Judith Kirkby, phone 01206 384727, for a chat.

Hon. President: David Cooper  
Chairman: Philippa Fairbanks  
Vice-Chairman: David Robinson  
Secretary: Judith Kirkby  
Treasurer: Annette Briggs  
Membership Secretary: Brenda Lambert  
Outings Organiser: Heather Cook  
Show Secretary: Lindsay Lockhart  
Assistant Show Secretary: Sue Rogers  
Trophies: Max Weir  
Other Committee Members are: Marie Humphreys  
Mary Meayers  
  Judith Wingar  
  Victor Weeks  
  Penny Newton  



















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