There are some
allotments in Damerham, availability will vary from time to time.
District Horticultural Society
membership is drawn primarily from Damerham, Rockbourne, Whitsbury, Sandleheath and Martin although anyone is welcome.
We have about 200
members, most of whom have a general interest in gardens and gardening; some have wide experience and knowledge of plants and gardening whilst others are beginners looking to learn or simply enjoy
We hold monthly events
including talks, practical workshops, shows, visits, a plant sale and a summer party usually held in a member's garden. These are listed in our membership card with details on our website and
in the quarterly newsletter.
Within the society
there are some members who are happy to provide individual, informal advice on specific or general gardening topics.
costs £5.00 per person or £8.00 per couple.
Members are entitled to
free entry to shows, up to 50% discount off Suttons Seeds, plus free entry to most of the society's events. Admission to talks cost £3.00 per person for non members.
If you are
interested in joining please go to their website www.ddhs.co.uk or a membership application form is available from the
membership secretary, Carolyn Andrews at Old Channel Hill Farmhouse, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6 3HA.
Damerham Flower Group
are a lively and friendly bunch who meet in Damerham Village Hall on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.
Our yearly programme
consist of flower demonstrations, workshops and talks. Some members are actively involved with arranging flowers for weddings, parties and church festivals.
We are also involved
with all NAFAS activities, visits and workshops both in the U.K. and abroad.
We organise and operate
the Damerham Fair which is held on the last Saturday in July each year in conjunction with the Damerham and District Horticultural Society Summer Show.
In the evening a dinner
and dance is held in the marquee and a clay pigeon shoot is held on the Sunday.
The Village Hall can be
hired for community use, and for use by organisations/people outside the community.
It has its own website
Pubs and Pub
The Compasses Inn is
located in Bridge Street in Damerham. It has a restaurant offering superb food and it also has accommodation available. The Compasses can be found here.
Damerham “Tea and Chat”
was started in 1997 because we felt that there were a number of fairly house-bound people in the village who found it difficult to get out and about, or even to meet up with their friends from the
other end of the village.
We arrange social
meetings, activities and outings for the less mobile and their friends.
We meet on the first
Wednesday of the month, at 2:15 p.m. in the Village Hall (except our Christmas Lunch is usually earlier). We have interesting people to chat to us, or we just chat – and always a “cuppa”, of
Started in October 2011, to provide a meeting place
for Village people, with refreshments at ‘not for profit’ rates. Increasingly, visitors from outside the village are being welcomed. Although we operate as ‘not for profit’ we do make a
small profit each week, so each month, we draw the name of one of our volunteers out of the a hat, and this person nominates charity for a donation.
Everyone is welcome, just by coming this adds
something to the village. We meet on Wednesday mornings between 10.30 am and midday.
Do come along and see us
There is a wonderful
network of footpaths and bridleways in Damerham.
We have a Footpaths
Officer who keeps a copy of the Hampshire County Council’s definitive map of the footpaths and bridleways in the parish. If anybody has a query about where a particular right of way goes then the
Footpaths Officer is able to help by advising on the correct route. If you find a difficulty or obstruction on a footpath then the Footpath Officer will contact the land owner or the County Council’s
countryside service and ask for the obstruction to be removed.
If you would like to
take part in an organised walk then the Footpaths Officer can put you in touch with the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society.
If you would like to
help maintain rights of way in the parish then the Footpaths Officer will be delighted to hear from you.
The Footpaths Officer
has prepared some village walks, click on the links for details.