The Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society



Whether you are interested in visiting exquisite gardens in the South East, or fancy exploring some of the most beautiful gardens in Hampstead Garden Suburb, exhibiting flowers or vegetables in our regular shows, gleaning gardening advice from local gardeners, or attending our lectures, workshops and plant sales, membership has much to offer:

  • 10% discount on plants at local garden centres including The Flower Station in Temple Fortune Lane, Finchley Nurseries in Mill Hill and for gardening products at Shutlers in Bridge Lane, NW11.
  • FREE quarterly newsletter full of practical advice, tips on gardening in Hampstead Garden Suburb and event news
  • FREE annual handbook detailing all show classes, competition entry guide, events diary for the year etc
  • Privileged entry and reduced price tickets to lectures and workshops
  • Planting and design advice from people who not only have green fingers and a keen eye but have an appreciation for Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust design guidelines (this can impact proposals for sheds, greenhouses, hedging, trees etc)
  • Access to seeds in the Big Seed Swap, as well as regular bulb and plant sales and community manure drop-offs organised at the beginning and end of growing season
  • Special events - reduced price tickets to other events (quiz evenings, Summer parties etc.)

Membership runs from January to January, and costs £8 for individual members, or £12 for household membership. To join, simply ask the Membership Secretary (020 8444 2329; for an application form and return it to:

David Broome
Membership Secretary
HGS Horticultural Society
79 Church Lane
London N2 0TH

Our bank now charges to cash cheques, so while cheques are of course acceptable, if you can use Bank Transfer to join/renew your membership you would be saving the society money to spend on other activities. Please use the following details:

Account name: Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society; HSBC Sort code: 40-07-01 Account No: 21428861.

Cheques payable to: HGS Horticultural Society.

Or you can pay securely by PayPal using almost any credit or debit card
Just complete and submit your details below:

Membership: £8 (Single)       £12 (Double/Family)
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 (You will now be taken to the Paypal website where you can pay by either Paypal or credit / debit card)


David will issue a membership card and send you a copy of the Handbook and the latest Newsletter. It is also possible to join at any of our events.

We look forward to welcoming you at our next event!

* Garden Buddy Scheme - As part of the Society's Centenary Year celebrations in 2009, we initiated a 'Garden Buddy' Scheme (pdf). The Buddy (an experienced gardening member) visits those who want to discuss the plans or problems for their garden and develop a plan of action. This might include preparation of beds, choosing suitable plants, guidance on general maintenance, etc. It cannot include carrying out actual work on the garden. Our aim was to celebrate our Society's Centenary as a community of gardeners, able to learn from one another, grow in expertise and enjoy our gardens. To find a Buddy (or become a Buddy), please contact Sonia Mathias 87 Willifield Way, London NW11 6YH ( You must be a member of the Society to benefit from this scheme.