Hermitage Horticultural Society & Gardening Club

Christmas Lunch 2009

Christmas Lunch 1
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Meeting and Events Venue :
Hermitage New Village Hall
Pinewood Crescent
Thatcham, Berks.
RG18 9WL

A small number of Hermitage residents are setting up a voluntary campaign for 'Greening Hermitage'. Our aim is to take the hugely successful campaign started in Petersfield and to introduce it to Hermitage. We have the financial backing of West Berkshire Council. To date, the campaign has spread to 100 other towns and villages across the South East and beyond (including nearby Cold Ash, Thatcham and Hungerford) where it has been welcomed enthusiastically and has already made measurable differences. 
Put simply, the campaign aims to encourage and support local people and businesses to take easy and straightforward steps to reduce energy consumption and waste. 

Hermitage Scenes


 6/01/2010 Hermitage has 10" heavy snow fall, another additional 3" falls on 12/01/2010.


Thaw started on the15/01/2010


Want to grow your own, but your garden is too small? Interested in renting an allotment? Do you live in the parish of Hermitage? Then let the Parish Council know. Write to our clerk Nicky Pierce, or email .
The Parish Council has a duty to 'take proper reasonable steps' to provide allotments if requested to do so by 6 or more parishoners. This does not mean it is guaranteed. Of course the Council hopes to set up allotments, but circumstances may prevent it. It is having difficulty finding available land. 18 allotments were setup in Woolhampton 5 years ago, at a cost of £12000. The equivalent cost for Hermitage now could be about £16000. The Council would have to find funding for this. If you have any comments about allotments please contact the Parish Clerk Ms. Nicky Pierce or email
He will need to know where you live as well as who you are.


Holy Trinity Church Flower Festival 29th-30th May 2010
Just a few of the many outstanding flower arrangements

NFC 11 to 12 year olds
1st match3

Today 13th March 2011 the 1st football match was held on the Forest Edge Football Pitch.   The Newbury Football Club hired the pitch from West Berks. for their 11to12 year old youth members.

Hermitage 2000 Club visit to Scarborough

Hermitage Horticultural Society visit to Wisley Gardens 6th July 51 members attended. The rest are on the coach.

Hans Overeynder Garden 3

Hans Overeynder Open Garden Evening 20th July 2011. Members raised £103.15 towards Thames valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

Hans Overeynder Garden 2

Hermitage Horticultural Society visit to Bletchley PARk 3rd August 2011. 41 members attended, Our guide Peter Westcome for the day gave an insight of life at Bletchley Park during the war years.

Hans Overeynder Garden