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:
- The Royal Horticultural Society
- The National Dahlia Society
- Plant Heritage - London Group (formerly known as The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens)
- The Museum of Garden History
- The Federation of Middlesex Horticultural & Allotments Society
- Perennial - The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society
- The London Gardens Society
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:
This year marks Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society’s 110th birthday and we will be celebrating at the June Flower Show. In addition, as part of the celebrations, we will open some of our most beautiful local gardens for the National Garden Scheme charities on Sunday 7 July. As well as opening the garden gates of 11 private gardens, three for the first time, and one of the numerous allotment sites on the Suburb, there will be other attractions for local residents and visitors alike: home-made teas will be served at Fellowship House, there will be seasonal plants for sale from professional nurseries The Plant Specialist and Rose Cottage Plants, as well as home-propagated plants from a number of open gardens. Enter our famous raffle, with £100s worth of prizes. Partial wheelchair access to several gardens. Maps will be provided to guide visitors to the Open Gardens via the Suburb’s roads, twittens and woods.
Nikolaus Pevsner described Hampstead Garden Suburb as “the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden.” For details visit The National Gardens Scheme https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/18140. Many of the gardens will also be open ‘by arrangement’ for the NGS from May to September.
This year Grimsdyke Brass will play in the garden at the September Show.
HGS Horticultural Society members win top garden prizes. At an awards ceremony held by the London Gardens Society at The Guildhall in October 2018, Diane Berger, David and Caroline Broome and Rosie Daniels won 1st prizes and cups for their gardens, and Marjorie Harris and Yvonne Oliver were awarded gold certificates.
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