'We have been in existence since about 1866, which makes us one of the oldest societies in the country ... One of our main attractions is our monthly Social evenings (and 2 very popular quiz nights). Guest speakers present garden related topics and everyone is welcome to these social evenings. They run from September to May.'

'The objective of the Abingdon Horticultural Society, which was founded in 1885, is to promote the advancement of horticulture generally, and especially among amateur gardeners, by means of talks, demonstrations, shows and otherwise.'

'Meetings are usually attended by 50 – 60 members and typically consist of a talk from an invited speaker with an interval for light refreshments providing member with the opportunity to also have a chat.'

'Barrington is a conservation village with houses built mainly of local stone or cob and many with a thatched roof. It has a population of about 400 and lies one mile from the southern edge of the Somerset Levels and 3 miles north of Ilminster in South Somerset. Meetings of the Gardening Society are held in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm (unless otherwise specified) and include a guest speaker and refreshments. Our annual programme is designed to be both informative and entertaining and covers a wide range of subjects.'

'The Gardening Club supports a great tradition in Box by promoting a love of gardens and gardening. Anyone is welcome to come along to events or to join the club. We have a show, party and outings as well as regular talks on subjects to suit all levels of skill and interest and a discount on seeds.'

'Situated in Leicestershire, we offer gardening enthusiasts from all backgrounds the chance to meet up, socialise and share their horticultural wisdom and experiences. From coach trips and events, to supplying compost and garden supplies exclusively to our members and days out; there is something for everyone to enjoy.'

'We are a friendly and welcoming Club based in Catisfield near Fareham. We aim to learn from both our speakers and also from our fellow members ... We have at least 10 events a year, including regular talks, an annual garden auction and a summer visit. Our talks are usually on gardening and garden related subjects but sometimes we have other talks of interest to our members.'

'Our members share a love of gardens and plants encompassing all levels of knowledge and expertise. Meetings are always well attended, with up to 90 people being a regular feature ... We have meetings most months of the year, together with day and evening visits to gardens large and small. Every summer, many of our members and friends take part in our long weekend mini-holiday, visiting gardens in other parts of the country.'

'The Society was formed in 1919, originally for local allotment holders. Nowadays, the Society welcomes anyone who is interested in gardening of any sort.' Activities include 'a programme of talks on gardening and related subjects'.

Monthly Winter and Spring indoor speaker meetings, usually on the first Thursday of the month.

'The aim of the Society shall be to promote good horticultural practices among its members by: * Holding regular meetings for lectures, discussions and demonstrations; * Holding horticultural shows and  competitions (members only); * Arranging an annual outing to a well known garden or place of interest ...'

'Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society is a voluntary organisation open to all residents and those who live nearby, with an elected Committee meeting monthly ... We hold two Flower Shows a year (June and September) and organise a variety of events throughout the year to cater for all levels of gardening interest and horticultural expertise.'

'Come along to your local, friendly village gardening club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. We have a wide variety of speakers on plants, wildlife, vegetables and we visit inspiring gardens.'

'Hayling Island Horticultural Society was founded in 1886. It is run by its members for its members. We have near 800 households as members, including many located off island ... The Society remains in good heart with many awards for the Shows, a varied and enterprising programme of talks, excellent visits to places of interest ...'

'Henton & District Gardening Club, founded in 1999, is now a voluntary, educational institution with the purpose of providing a focus and venue for those interested in improving and extending learning about gardens and gardening. Our membership is principally drawn from the villages of Henton, Bleadney, Yarley and Wookey, including the City of Wells, Somerset ... Talks and events throughout the year including presentations from experts in their field who enthusiastically share their knowledge with members ... For gardening enthusiasts of all ages and experience to share and further their knowledge in a warm and friendly atmosphere.'

'During the winter months from October to March we hold meetings on alternate Tuesdays ... Our winter meetings consist of illustrated lectures on various aspects of gardening, slides of visits to famous gardens at home and abroad and occasional practical demonstrations. You are more than welcome to our meetings.'

'The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society has its roots in the Velvet Lawn Cottage Garden Association in the mid-nineteenth century ... Today the Society organises monthly meetings with a visiting speaker and holds Spring, Summer & Autumn Shows. We have a Plant Sale in May.  We also organize visits to local gardens of interest for our members.'

'We exist for the gardeners of Milford on Sea, providing a succession of interesting speakers and demonstrations for our members. We also try to function as a social and meeting place for like-minded gardeners and everyone is welcome to visit. If we don’t make your visit enjoyable please let us know!'

'Membership of the Society is about 130 with more than 60 attending the monthly meetings which are held on the first Thursday of the month (not Jan, Aug or Dec) ... Speakers talk on and/or demonstrate, with or without visual presentation, garden or related topics with each one being an expert in their subject.'

'For over 100 years Newton-le-Willows Gardeners' Association has been working for the benefits of local gardeners with a membership of about 650 in and around Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, in the United Kingdom ... We hold a Flower & Vegetable Show in September each year and there are monthly lectures or demonstrations on a variety of horticultural topics. Coach trips are arranged to major flower shows, stately homes, famous gardens, or other places of interest.'

Formed 1863: 'Whilst we are a Horticultural Society we are effectively a group of people who are interested in gardening whether it is small pots on a balcony, an allotment, a small garden or something on a grander scale. We hold our monthly meetings in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month and select speakers to offer inspiraton, practical advice and guidance on all manner of gardening problems.'

'The Society holds monthly meetings ... on the second Thursday in the month. At each meeting we have an experienced and often well known speaker - subjects include gardening topics, natural and local history and travel.'

'Established in 1940, we are a dedicated band of fellow gardeners, flower growers, and all things horticultural and craft wise ... Throughout the year Purbrook Horticultural Society lay on a series of informative meetings about gardening, conservation, plants, nature, flower shows and lots more besides.'

'A thriving, friendly club that welcomes all residents of Sway and the surrounding towns and villages to attend our monthly meetings.'

'We hope that we cater for the needs and interests of 21st century gardeners and garden lovers of all ages. You don’t have to have a large and immaculate garden – or indeed any garden! - to join us! ... WHS aims to offer members at least one activity per month throughout the year. Activites include talks, visits to local gardens, coach trips to great gardens and gardening shows, social events and Wansford Annual Show (held on the August Bank Holiday weekend).'

'Members of the WCHS share a common and enthusiastic interest in plants and gardens. Each year we enjoy a range of diverse and entertaining speakers and arrange garden visits. We also organise several competitions and an annual Flower and Produce Show.'

'Established in 1967 by a few local amateur gardeners who were keen to get together and share gardening knowledge and experiences. The club has grown and currently has about 100 members. Apart from horticultural activities, our programme of events include group visits to formal houses and gardens and regular talks from experts on a wide range of topics.'

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