Ringwood Floral Society members thoroughly enjoyed their annual club outing in June. This year the trip was to the lavender fields at Hartley Park Farm which is near Alton. The owner walked the group around the various areas planted with different kinds of lavender and explained a little about the uses of each type.
A peep into one of the farm barns revealed some very old machinery which was once used for harvesting the lavender, and another for extracting the oils. Then everyone was pleased to move on into the shade for a delicious cream tea.
The next meeting will be Thursday, July 17 when there will be a demonstration by Denise Bright entitled ‘Just for you’.
New members and visitors are welcome to join the society at Greyfriars Hall at 2.15pm.
Contact Chairman Marjorie Marshall on 01202 871592.