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Help the Gardener’s Charity, Perennial

This worthwhile charity has organised an online gardening competition. Details can be found on their website at This competition involves sending in photos of your garden with a £5 entry fee to fulfil one of the 10 different categories. These will be judged by a panel of well-known gardeners and you could win a £250 garden hamper.

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CHS Summer Show

Each year since 1893 an annual Flower Show has been held in Capel. Only the war years prevented it taking place (1940-46). This spring we have been fighting a different battle altogether and it looks as though we shall be doing so for some time to come. In line with current government guidance, and with the well-being of our local Continue Reading →

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Virtual Garden Tours

How we all love to visit beautiful gardens and how very much we are missing those spring outings just now. The National Gardens Scheme have posted some virtual garden tours on their website and delightful they are too.  So, put on the kettle, make a cup of tea (and risk a slice of cake even) whilst settling down to view Continue Reading →

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Capel’s Scarecrow Bonanza

A challenge!!!!!! Why don’t you join in by making a scarecrow, for your front garden, to thank one of these “key workers,” or others you can think of! Let’s see them brighten up our village, from 18 April Won’t that make walks more fun?

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Potato in a Sack Competition

Can you grow the heaviest single potato? Or the heaviest crop of potatoes in a sack? Capel Horticultural Society will be running its “Potato in a Sack” competition again this year. Growing potatoes is easy and lots of fun for all the family, and a great introduction to producing your very own vegetables. The winner of the 2019 competition produced Continue Reading →

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Quiz Night and Supper CANCELLED

Capel Horticultural Society committee have reluctantly decided to postpone the Quiz Night and Supper planned for Saturday 21 March.  This popular event has been rescheduled for Saturday 3rd October in Capel Memorial Hall.

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Capel Lunches

On February 6 the Horticultural Society hosted Capel’s monthly lunch club.  Some 30 people attended and enjoyed Shepherd’s Pie followed by a dazzling array of several puddings!  The Society donated £100 to Alzheimer’s Research from donations received.  Many thanks to all those who came along as well as the cooks for their food donations.

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Quiz  Night  and  Supper

CAPEL  HORTICULTURAL  SOCIETY QUIZ  NIGHT  AND  SUPPER SATURDAY  21st   MARCH   Our ever-popular quiz night and delicious supper returns to Capel Memorial Hall on Saturday 21st March, 7 for 7.30pm. As usual teams of 8 will be testing their general knowledge (don’t worry there will not be an abundance of horticultural questions!) against one another.  Every year we sell out Continue Reading →

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Following the sad news of the passing of Pat Goodall, the committee wished to forward details of her funeral. It will be held at Worthing Crematorium on the 12th December 2019, at 12 noon. Our thoughts go to her family at this time, CHS Committee

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Recycling/Garden Waste

For those of you who are accustomed to using any of the West Sussex recycling facilities, Horsham, Billingshurst, Crawley, etc, please be aware that from Sunday 1st December you will need to have a document to prove you live in West Sussex to access these tips.  Accepted identity will be a driving licence, bus pass, utility bill and so on. Continue Reading →

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