Founded in 1938, the Kew Horticultural Society is the focus for gardeners and garden-lovers in Kew. The pride and joy of KHS is the summer show, one of the traditional horticultural shows held in London, but we also offer members a series of events throughout the year.
The annual Flower and Produce Show is usually held on August Bank Holiday Saturday.
This year the Summer Show was held in the Church Hall at St Anne’s Church on Kew Green. And a great success it was too. The weather was kind to us which encouraged the crowds and the tea tent did brisk business. Later on in the year, as an affiliated member of the Royal Horticultural Society, we were able to obtain 1000 crocus corms under a join scheme they were running with The Rotary. Some of these we planted in the churchyard of St Anne’s, by way of a thank you to the church for hosting our Summer Show, but we also gave some to the Pensford Field Environment Trust and to The Kew Society who planted them at the station. So watch out for those purple buds if you are passing through Kew Gardens Station. Spring at the Kew Horticultural Society sets the pattern for the rest of the year as it is busy with both outings and social events all of which include something of horticultural interest: plant stall, plant identification puzzles and the distribution of heritage seeds. Looking at May and June here will be coach trips to look at notable gardens. As affiliated members of the RHS we get free entry for a group of our members to the RHS gardens and so we are taking advantage of that and going to Wisley this year.
See you again next year? But in the meantime, if you think you would like to help out at the next year’s Show, or better yet join KHS contact us by email at the address shown opposite.
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