The Horticultural Society

With origins before 1900, the Society has a proud history of encouraging horticulture in our three villages, originally with annual Flower Shows and more recently with events across the year:

  • Talks, delivered by outside speakers are held in the darker months at the beginning of each year and recent subjects have included birds of prey, keeping chickens, the secret life of the mole, plus regular gardening tips and advice;  
  • A plant sale is held in May;
  • Members only open garden events;
  • The Flower Show in September is the highlight of the gardening calendar. An opportunity for members to exhibit the beautiful plants and vegetables they have nurtured over the year. There are also classes for crafts, cookery, photography and children; and  
  • The November AGM provides an opportunity for members to hear an official report from the Committee and a chance to air their views.

Event posters are published on this website’s events calendar and topical /seasonal updates are published on this page – please scroll down!

The Horticultural Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and the Surrey Horticultural Federation. The Society is keen to promote the many advantages of gardening as widely as possible and is for everyone, regardless of age, experience or the size of garden.

If you would like to join our Horticultural Society please send us an email  to ask for more details. Members receive 10% discount on plants at Buckland Nurseries and Grow Smiles.

August Update

The Autumn Show

The weather over the recent weeks has chopped and changed from one extreme to another but it hasn’t deterred many of you from working hard, nurturing your fruit, vegetables and flowers in readiness for the Autumn Show.

The Autumn Show, which is still scheduled to take place at Brockham Village Hall on Saturday September 18th is an ideal opportunity to see the hard work our members have achieved in their gardens and allotments.

The judges are all ready and eager to fulfil their roles. The usual timing applies :- 

        Staging of entries between           10am – 12noon

        Judging of categories between     12noon – 2.30pm

        Show opens                                   2.30pm – 4pm

Please note your completed entry form (all details can be found in the schedule) must be emailed or delivered to our Show Secretary no later 6pm on Wednesday September 15th.

Despite the ending of Government rules, we urge you to wear a face mask while viewing the exhibits.

Please join us for very interesting and rewarding afternoon.

Links between Our Society and North Downs Primary

Mary Rode (our Chairwoman) has organised the school allotment for a number of years and has created an enormous interest in gardening with quite a few of the children. Children visit the allotment during school time. They enjoy planting seeds, growing vegetables and harvesting them. Often they cook their vegetables for lunch. They work hard carrying out all gardening tasks.

We also have an allotment club where the children meet after school on a Friday.  They enter their prize vegetables in the Autumn Show and have won many individual and group prizes over the years.

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