2021 Special arrangements during the current Pandemic
For members renewing for 2021, there will be no charge, however, if you would like to make a donation to the Society funds, that would be welcomed. Donate Here.
New members will be charge a nominal £1 fee.
Whilst restrictions prevent us meeting in the Cyprus Hall, we will continue with the on-line Zoom talks that have proved popular during 2020. Please note that there is a small charge of £2.50 to cover costs for online talks. See our Zoom Events page for details of the next talks. When possible, we intend to re-schedule all events/outings advertised in the 2020 Calendar of Events.
At £7.00 a year, the cost of membership is low and comes with many benefits including over 20 activities each year. If you are under 16 years old, we have a Junior membership at £1.00 a year, enabling you to participate in the majority of the Society's activities. Join after 1st September and your membership will run to the end of the following year.
We hold 9 Meetings each year with top class speakers giving talks on a wide range of horticultural topics with the occasional talk of general interest. Often over 100 members attend these Meetings. These monthly meetings are free to Members and there is a modest £1 charge for visitors (Open Meetings Only) (refunded if you join on the evening).
We hold three Flower and Produce Shows each year where any member may exhibit. Our Show Schedule details the classes for exhibits and gives guidance on showing. All members are encouraged to show over a range of categories including Flower, Vegetables, Fruit, Floral Art, Cookery, Photography and Handicrafts. There are Junior Classes for Junior Members and the children and grand children of Members. Junior members may also enter the adult classes, however their age will not be taken into account.
There is a programme of 8 monthly Coach Outings to Gardens and other places of interest from April to October and one leading up to Christmas.
Over the years, as well as our regular meetings, we have hosted special evenings with many well known gardeners such as Sarah Raven, Christine Walkden, Fergus Garrett, Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood.
If you are interested in becoming a member or wish to find out more, please contact the Membership Secretary using the Contact Us form or complete the Membership Application Form or see the Calendar of Events.