Caterham & District Horticultural Society News

If you want further info on the below information from C&D H society please let me know by email and I will forward the PDF's to you - Thanks Elaine x

We have a competitive class in the Summer Show that has seen excellent exhibits from local Women's Institutes and Beechwood Women's Group in previous years. The theme this year is '40 years since Elvis left the building', so there is a fun element to making this 4 feet by 2 feet table top exhibit of produce and/ or handicrafts. If you'd like to enter in July, then all details are in the attached schedule, or else feel free to contact Janet Manning for a fuller explanation We often seek further promotional opportunities for the exhibits e.g. display in a shop window after the show.

Kind regards, Debbie Fox, Chairman, Caterham & District Horticultural Society.

This update includes news on:

  • Chairman’s talks

  • Show dates 2017

  • Capturing local memories

A PDF version of the Society schedule is attached to aid entries to the annual shows by you, friends and family. Do you know a potential 'gardener of the year' aged 16-21 years? They could win the Roy Skelton Cup.

Spring Show - Saturday 22 April – details are below

If you are a member of the Society then our collectors are out and about, so please have £5 ready.

Debbie Fox with Gwyneth Fookes BEM and Liz Bonsall from the Bourne Society/ Why not grow your own tasty potatoes?

Chairman’s talks

Debbie Fox gave a talk on the joys of East Surrey’s gardening past on 1 March. Around 100 Bourne Society members heard about the great gardens of Caterham and how your Society has thrived over the years. Would you have anything from our past in your attic? We have recently been given a book of the Society’s annual minutes from 1927-1961, a real treasure.

Another opportunity to hear about this love of gardening in our area, comes on 13 June at East Surrey College in Redhill. The free talk must be booked well in advance via (do a search for gardening). Or call the Enrolment Team on Enrolment Team on 01737 788445. The talk code is AADE3XBXA.

Show dates 2017

The Society's 2017 gardening show dates are as follows:

22 April Spring Show 8 July Summer Show 9 September Autumn Show

What are you going to enter? If you haven’t grown flowers or vegetables, why not try some cookery or flower arranging? The shows are made from exhibits from people just like you!

School or youth organisations can get busy preparing a 6 feet by 2 feet table of flowers and/or handicrafts on a theme of ‘Fabulous beasts from myths and legends’. Please inform the new Show Secretary of table exhibits by 8pm on Thurs 7 April. Due to Easter school holiday dates, we will accept non-perishable displays and other children’s entries in advance of the show. Contact

All other entries to the new Show Secretary please by 8pm on Thurs 20 April Tel: 01883 349491 or via entry form in your Schedule (see Janet's address on page 3 of your Schedule). Entries must be staged by noon on 22 April. Public entry from 2.30pm. It is at Hillcroft School, Chaldon Road, Caterham CR3 5PG. Visitors pay 50p on entry or free entry if you have entered six or more classes.

Capturing local memories

Cllr Jeremy Webster of Caterham on the Hill Parish Council has now recorded a lot of family memories of our historic Society. If you, or a family member or friend, has a story to share please contact us at

Debbie Fox, Chairman, Caterham & District Horticultural Society

Email: Tel: 07717 678968

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