• Welcome gardeners

    Hatch End Horticultural Society provides local people with the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for, and learn more about flower, fruit and vegetable gardening.

    The objective of the Society is “to promote and encourage the cultivation of flowers, fruit and vegetables and the interest of members towards that end”.

    Next event:

    Thursday 7th March 2024

    AGM and talk at the Baptist Church 7.45pm

    Talk:  James Allison on Water Gardens.

    James runs Water Garden Solutions, providing design and consultancy on a wide range of water gardening and aquatic-related projects. His website is : https://www.watergardensolutions.co.uk/

  • Autumn 2023 Show Gallery

    Autumn 2023 Show Gallery

    Autumn 2023 show took place on Saturday 16th September and we all agreed it was the best show in recent history – a hugely successful, busy and enjoyable event. The committee would like to extend their thanks to all those who attended and helped to make it such a wonderful occasion, to the people who helped set up and clear the the room, to all the exhibitors, to the judges, to the plant and raffle stalls, to the kitchen and especially to those who baked such a delicious range of cakes. Also special thanks to Janath for the majority of pictures below.

  • Autumn/winter schedule

    The advent of autumn means it is show time soon – see the “Show” section for details. The upcoming diary of events are as follows:

    Thu 5th Oct 2023                      –           Talk: Ron Baker from the The Commonwealth War Graves Commission : “Gardening the World” Baptist Church 8pm.
    Find out more about the CWGC at https://www.cwgc.org

    Mon 23rd Oct 2023                –           Garden Visit to RHS Wisley (fully booked)

    Thu 9th Nov 2023                     –           Zoom Talk: Andy Sands: “It’s a Small World” 8pm

    Sat 11th Nov 2023                    –           Quiz Supper: 7pm for 7:15pm start at Scout HQ

    Thurs 1st Feb 2024                 –           Zoom Talk: Gerry Edwards: “Growing Apples and Pears” 8pm

    Thu 7th March 2024               –           AGM & Talk: James Allison: “Water Gardens” Baptist Church 7:45pm

    Thu 4th Apr 2024                     –           Talk: Andrew Brogan: “Henstead Exotic Gardens Update” Baptist Church 8pm. Andrew will be bringing plants for sale.

    Thu 9th May 2024                  –           Talk: John Amand: “Preparing for Chelsea” Baptist Church 8pm. John will be bringing plants for sale.

    Unfortunately, the RHS Wisley trip is now full.

    The Royal Heritage Tour & The Savill Garden

    The last outing was to the Savill Gardens on Monday 17th July. It was a superb day out as we had our own Crown Estate guide and had the special privilege of touring the estate on the bus.

    HEHS members at Savill Gardens
  • Summer 2023

    2023 got off to a very cold start, with a prolonged period of frost in mid-January, so hopefully many of our nasty bugs would have been removed.

    2023 will also be noted for its long, cold and very wet Spring which delayed planting out. So far, the summer has remained unpredictable with a very hot and dry spell from June through to the beginning of July and cooler, but much needed, wetter weather from the middle of July.

    2023 is a landmark year for the HEHS as the Autumn show will be celebrating its 80th year. Rather aptly this is called an Oak Jubilee.

    Please check out our Outings and events page for the upcoming talks and garden visits for the remainder of the year.

    Just a quick reminder that live talks take place in the Hatch End Baptist Church, known as the Sanctuary, not the adjoining Church Hall which we used to use. For garden visits the coach leaves from Morrisons.

    As always, a special thank you to our Road Stewards who deliver the Bulletins to our non-email members. It is so important that these members are kept up-to-date with society events to enable them to join in when they wish.

    If you need to contact the society please email: info.hehs@gmail.com