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 held on Kew Green usually on August Bank Holiday Saturday.
This year the show was held amid bright sunshine, busy stalls and lots of colour. The marquee was full of exhibits which included fruit and flowers and vegetables but also cakes, pickles, jams and handicrafts most of which were auctioned at the end of the afternoon after the judging was completed and everyone had had a chance to wander round and look at the exhibits for themselves. The exhibitors were not only from members of the KHS but from the wider community too which underscored the strong community emphasis of the Show. It was certainly much enjoyed by everyone who came along and both the tea tent and the barbeque did brisk business to the accompaniment of the band while the fun fair was enjoyed by families and children. Sarah Olney kindly attended and presented the prizes and drew the raffle.
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.
The news letter can be found here.
Photographs kindly provided by Brian Secrett.