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CANCELLED: Gardens open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 7 June from 2pm to 6pm. See details...
CANCELLED: ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE SUMMER FLOWER SHOW Tuesday 9 June from 7pm to 8pm. See details...
VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW & GROW A POTATO IN A BAG COMPETITION Saturday 13 June . See details...
CANCELLED: SUMMER FLOWER SHOW Saturday 13 June from 3pm to 5pm. See details...
CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 14 June from 2pm to 6pm. See details...
CANCELLED: COACH TRIP TO GREAT EASTON OPEN GARDENS Sunday 21 June . See details...
CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm. See details...
CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 21 June from 1:30pm to 5pm. See details...
CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 28 June from 2:30pm to 6pm. See details...
CANCELLED: GARDENS OF NORTH DEVON - THREE DAY COACH TRIP Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July . See details...
CANCELLED: Garden open for National Garden Scheme charities Sunday 21 June from 2pm to 6pm Sunday 19 July from 2pm to 6pm. See details...
CANCELLED: COACH TRIP TO ASTON POTTERY AND ROUSHAM GARDEN Thursday 30 July . See details...
ENTRY NIGHT FOR THE AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW Tuesday 1 September from 7pm to 8pm. See details...
AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW Saturday 5 September from 3pm to 5pm. See details...
THE HISTORY OF FINCHLEY NURSERIES, A TALK BY PHILIP COLMAN Thursday 22 October at 7:30pm. See details...
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF PRIZES AND MEDALS Tuesday 10 November at 7:30pm. See details...

Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society is a voluntary organisation open to all residents and those who live nearby, with an elected Committee meeting monthly. An Annual General Meeting is held in November. The Society is affiliated to:


Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society was founded on 20th May 1909, as the first society to be started by Dame Henrietta Barnett and early residents. 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. Full details can be found in the events pages, in the members' handbook and a newsletter is published four times a year.

New members are always welcome. Click here to discover more about the benefits of membership or to join.

Full information regarding future events can be found on our events pages. A few highlights are:

Our annual flower shows in June and September, with a potato-growing competition for all ages in June and a welcome return visit from Grimsdyke Brass band in September. There will be a three-day coach trip to gardens in North Devon, other visits to Great Easton Open Gardens and Rousham and many other activities.

Nikolaus Pevsner described Hampstead Garden Suburb as "the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden." Several members' gardens will be open on specific dates in June and July for the National Garden Scheme, while some are also open 'by arrangement' for the NGS from May to September. Full details: www.ngs.org.uk.

News

HGS Horticultural Society members won top garden prizes at an awards ceremony held by the London Gardens Society at The Guildhall in October 2019, Diane Berger, David and Caroline Broome and Rosie Daniels won prizes and cups for their gardens, and Marjorie Harris and Yvonne Oliver were awarded silver-gilt certificates.

At the AGM on 12 November 2019, the Society elected Stephen Crisp as its new Hon President and bade farewell with grateful thanks to Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman, who had given a lot of time and fun to the Society as joint Hon Presidents since 2001. Stephen is Head of Horticulture for the United States Embassy in London where he has worked since 1987. He is a committee member of the London Gardens Network, champions apprentices and is an RHS Britain in Bloom judge. He is also an RHS Show garden judge and selection panel member and was elected an RHS Associate of Honour for services to horticulture in 2017. Stephens association with the Horticultural Society goes back many years. In 2008 he designed and installed the HGS centenary garden on Willifield Green, which remained there till 2013. At the time of our own centenary in 2009, he redesigned and refurbished the attractive plot outside Fellowship House, which we took over from the London Borough of Barnet and maintain to this day.

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