Churchdown Horticultural Society
Churchdown Horticultural Society has been a going concern since 1950 and every year, without fail, we have staged an Annual Show in August.
During the year we have a series of free meetings in February, March, May, July, September and October with guest speakers covering a wide and interesting range
of gardening and associated topics, followed by tea and biscuits, question time and a raffle. The meetings are held on the first Thursday in these months, in the main hall,
at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, GL3 2JH. See Map. We gather from 7.15pm start the meetings by 7.45pm and a pleasant and relaxing evening is enjoyed by all.
In April we have a Friday social evening with a “Bring and Share” supper and some form of entertainment such as a quiz or live music.
Then in mid-June we have our Members’ Rose & Sweet Pea Show followed by a cheese salad supper.Our year concludes with our A.G.M. in November which is again followed by a ploughman’s supper.
Churchdown Horticultural Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies (GFGS) and Churchdown Community Association (CCA).
Our RHS affiliation attracts the following benefits for the society:
Monthly copy of The Garden magazine
One free annual visit to an RHS Garden for up to 55 members
Banksian medal to award at annual show
Free gardening advice (for groups’ activities) from RHS advisors
Quarterly Grassroots magazine and e-communications
Discounted entry to RHS Gardens with Garden Reduced Price Entry card loaned to members
Special Affiliated Society rate tickets for RHS Flower Shows
We also offer our members:
10% discount at Dundry Nurseries with membership card
Kings Seeds at up to half price
Two free Newsletters – June and December
Members Only Annual Rose & Sweet Pea Show (must be members by April 1st)
Members Only classes at our Annual Show in August (must be members by April 1st)
All this for just £10 per year for individuals or £15 for two members living at the same address.
Where else could you have an entertaining and informative night out for that price?!
Secretary Pam Gorf
© 2012: Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies