The Burgess Hill Horticultural Society comprises over 300 members from Burgess Hill and the surrounding area. Whether you are an experienced gardener, a 'newbie' or just enjoy horticultural talks and visiting other people's gardens - all are welcome!
The present Society was founded on 10th November 1964 as the 'Burgess Hill Gardens and Allotments Association'; changing its name to the Horticultural Society in 2013. Its history goes back much further. The first recorded mention of a horticultural club and flower show in the town dates to 1884. Information about the early days is fragmented and sketchy but we know that several horticultural clubs were active in the early part of the 20th century. By 1940, a local branch of the British Legion had established a horticultural group in order to participate in the national 'Dig for Victory' campaign. Post-war, the Legion continued running a horticultural club until 1964. We intend to start an archive project in the near-future and would be pleased to hear from people who may be able to add to our knowledge of 'Horticulture in Burgess Hill'.
Over the years, as well as our regular activities, we have hosted evenings with many well known gardeners such as Sarah Raven, Christine Walkden, Fergus Garrett, Chris Beardshaw. and Pippa Greenwood.
We hold approximately 22 activities a year; ranging from our monthly Meetings, Flower and Produce Shows and Coach Outings.
There are six allotment sites in Burgess Hill which are managed by Burgess Hill Town Council.
For all allotment enquiries please contact the Town Council Help Point,
96 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AS
Tel 01444 247726
We have nine Meetings each year on the first Wednesday of February to June and September to December.
Visitors are welcome to all Open Meetings - (Excludes the AGM in March and the Club Social meeting in December).
We hold three Flower and Produce Shows a year.
Spring Show - Last Saturday in March
Summer Show - Last Saturday in June
Autumn Show - First Saturday in September
We hold eight Coach Outings each year to Gardens and other Places of Interest