Horticultural Society

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.

The Committee

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.)


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See posters & The Bardfield Times for more details


All events take place in the town hall. See posters & The Bardfield Times for more details.
Tues February 20th 8pm Jaime Blake (Bressingham) "Alan Bloom – A Thinker and Doer"
Sat March 24th 2.30pm Spring Show
Sat April 28th 7.00pm Spring Supper
Sat June 2nd 2.30pm Garden outing to:
Two Cottages, Chrishall, Saffron Walden
Weds June 27th 10am Floral Art (Quaker Meeting House)
Sat 7th July 9.30am Coach Trip to Bressingham Gardens
Sat August 4th 2.30pm Summer Show
Sat October 6th 7.00pm Harvest Supper
Tues October 16th 7.30pm AGM, cheese, wine and speaker


Click here to download the 2019 Summer Show Schedule