Whatever your level of interest, knowledge or experience, you are sure of a warm and friendly welcome at the Ashwell Horticultural Society.

We meet at the URC Hall in Ashwell High Street on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00pm, apart from June, July and August, when visits to various local gardens and other venues are arranged.

In September the Autumn Show is held on the first Saturday of the month, in place of the Thursday meeting. 

We have interesting speakers, discussions and a monthly raffle. We hold two Shows each year, with horticulture and craft sections, and arrange visits to beautiful gardens and nurseries throughout the year. We also arrange short breaks with a horticultural theme. We went to Cornwall for four days in April in 2019. 

On 7th November 2019 we had a very enjoyable AGM  followed by a delicious Palestinian meal prepared by Margaret Gilliam and her team. This was followed by an entertaining talk by Alan Gilliam on agriculture in Palestine. This was a convivial evening enjoyed by all. In 2020 the AGM will be held on 5th November in the URC Hall.

Please come to one of our meetings and meet us, or contact one of our committee.

The Ashwell Horticultural Society was founded in 1977 by a group of enthusiastic gardeners, under the chairmanship of Geoff Cook, following the successful Queen's Silver Jubilee Horticultural Show held on 3rd September that year. The Autumn Show has been held every year since then.

The first Spring Show was held on 2nd April 1992, initiated by Peter Hankin.

In 2019, the Spring show was held on 4th April and the Autumn Show on 7th September. See Show page for details.


Ashwell Horticultural Society Constitution


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