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08 February 2024

The January work party of the Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows on Saturday 27th of January saw 15 people meet up on a cold, sunny morning and head up to the arboretum.

04 January 2024

Brendan Gibb-Gray, who was instrumental in establishing the Ems Valley Memorial Arboretum, sadly passed on the 26th December.

10 December 2023

2nd December saw the second major tree planting event for the aboretum, and it was amazing to see 30 volunteers turn out on a very cold and frosty morning to help plant 60 trees.

24 October 2023

A few photos of the arboretum and the surrounding area, captured on a beautiful sunny day by Cath Mant from Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows.

25 June 2023

On Saturday 24th June in beautiful weather the Mayor of Havant and her Consort graciously inaugurated the new and beautiful sign at the entrance to the Arboretum.

05 June 2023

The EVMA sign was installed on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at the entrance to the arboretum at Hampshire Farm Meadows .

03 June 2023

As part of the Havant Borough Big Green Week (10th – 18th June 2023), the Emsworth Tree Wardens are organising an evening walk on Tuesday 13th June 2023 around Emsworth Town Centre.

27 May 2023

The task for The Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows work party on Saturday 27th of May 2023 was to apply more mulch around the bases of the trees in the Ems Valley Memorial Arboretum.

03 May 2023

Spring in the arboretum – a brief report by Cath Mant from Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows.

The Mayor and Onlookers

The Mayor of Havant Inaugurates Sign

On Saturday 24th June in beautiful weather the Mayor of Havant and her Consort graciously inaugurated the new and beautiful sign at the entrance to the Arboretum.

The sign was designed by local artist Marian Forster and the metalwork created and finished by one of the trustees, Guy Schofield. We are grateful to the Emsworth Residents Forum, some of whom are pictured below with the Mayor, who provided funding sponsorship to the sum of £950 for the sign. Trustees, donors and supporters were in attendance for this landmark occasion. 

Mayor and the Emsworth Residents Forum

The Mayor made a speech to mark the occasion, an excerpt of which follows: "We hope the arboretum will provide comfort and solice to residents of the borough and Westbourne and eventually add significantly to the natural environment. The third aim is to provide opportunities for younger people to learn more about trees and their importance in the ecosystem. It is my great pleasure to declare the sign OPEN.”

The Expectant CrowdSign Is Unveiled The Mayor and OnlookersThe Mayor and Friends of Hampshire Meadows The Mayor MinglesTrustees and Volunteers

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