The Horticultural Society has been active in Great Bardfield for more than 100 years.
It was formed in 1953, after the 2nd. World War, by Herbert Danes, Albert Cracknell, Fritz Thake and John Aldridge R.A. who became the first president.
Each year over the August Bank Holiday, a show was held on the playing field behind the school, incorporating a fete with a marquee, stalls and side shows, and refreshments being served in the school.
In 1971 the society broke up for a period, but was reformed in 1977, when a trading hut selling garden requisites was established at Kings House in Brook Street, the home of Mr Cyril Mean,
Since then shows have been held in the Town Hall, and the chapel in Bridge Street before it became a private residence.
In 1986 the Chairman George Hervey Murray introduced the Village Harvest Supper which is organised by the Society, and the annual format of 2 shows, 2 suppers and a monthly meeting has evolved from this.
President Mr P.G. Morris
Chairman Mrs L. Prior
Secretary Mrs. L. Joyce
Treasurer Mr. P. Morris
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Town Hall, and there is a charge of £1.00. There are frequently guest speakers.
Membership costs £2.00 per. annum and all are welcome.(Reduced rate for over 60's £1.00.)
THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT!
|All events take place in the town hall. See posters & The Bardfield Times for more details.|
|Tues February 28th 8pm||Hilary Thomas - "Colour and Seasonal Excitement with Herbaceous Plants and Grasses"|
|Sat April 1st 2.30pm||Spring Show|
|Sat April 29th 7.00pm||Spring Supper|
|Sat June 17th 2.30pm||Garden visit|
|Sat August 5th 2.30pm||Summer Show|
|Sat October 7th 7.00pm||Harvest Supper|
|Tues October 17th 7.30pm||AGM, cheese, wine and speaker|
Click here to download Spring Show Schedule