This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

All about us and what we do

Society affiliated with the Royal Horticultural SocietyThe Barham and District Horticultural Society, centred around the village of Barham in Kent is a friendly, active, local society which promotes and stimulates interest in all aspects of gardening - from growing vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees to the quiet enjoyment of gardens and their wildlife. The Society was founded in 1895 and has over 200 members drawn from a wide area including surrounding villages - from enthusiastic active gardeners to those with a less active interest in gardens who often just wish to enjoy participating in the society's events and activities.

Activities take place throughout the year including talks in Kingston or Barham Village Halls, plant sales and our annual show. The Autumn Show (September), is the highlight of the Society's year giving members and non-members a chance to display their own grown fruit, vegetables and flowers together with classes for floral art, cookery, photography and additional classes for young people. Outings are another key feature of the Society's year previous years have included coach trips to the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley and other notable gardens features in the National Garden Scheme.

The Society also provides members with the opportunity for bulk buying of heavy items such as gro-bags, compost and other gardening products which can be delivered to your door. We also run an annual discount seed purchasing programme. We are able to offer a 50% discount off Sutton's seeds. Recently we have been involved with creating a new village planter at the Kingston end of Barham. We are in the process of upgrading two new planters at the Elham end of the village. This is a great community project, and we would encourage all ideas from our members.

The Horticultural Society is run by a committee drawn from the wide village membership and appointed by members at an AGM. If you would like to become a member or would like further information please contact any member of the committee, or come to a future event and meet us.

How to become a member

We welcome new members - you don't have to be a skilled gardener, younger or older, just interested in some aspect of gardening.

To join simply complete the online entry form with your contact details and what class of membership (individual or family) you would like and someone will be in touch with you to provide you with your membership card and other information (as well as seeking your subscription!).

Annual membership is 5 for an individual or 10 for a family.

Online membership form

The Committee



President

Dr Tim Bines
Dr Tim Bines


Chair

Mrs. Sue Strange
Mrs. Sue Strange


Hon. Treasurer

Mr. Andrew Clough
Mr. Andrew Clough


Hon Show Secretary

Mrs. Jan Borgioli
Mrs. Jan Borgioli


Event Co-ordinator

Mrs. Jill Terry
Mrs. Jill Terry


Membership Secretary

Mrs. Liz Dallison
Mrs. Liz Dallison


Committee

Mr. Richard Borthwick
Mr. Richard Borthwick


Committee

Mrs. Helen Crofts
Mrs. Helen Crofts


Committee

Mrs. Carolyn Manley
Mrs. Carolyn Manley

Contact us online with any questions you might have.

Data Protection

The Regulation, extending the Data Protection Act, came into effect on 25 May 2018 and requires all organisations holding data to comply with its provisions. The Society is required to produce a Data Protection Policy and to notify members of the data held and any use to which it is put.

Adobe Acrobat PDF BDHS Data Protection Policy »

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6th October

Chris Beardshaw "Painting with Plants"
Special evening by ticket only.
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