Not just a flower show...

 Letter from the Chairman

Welcome to Acol Horticultural Society's website.

A Happy New Year to all our members & friends.

The Society holds 2 shows during the year in the Village Hall and many social events that are open to members and non-members.

For those of you not familiar with the Acol Horticultural Society, it is not all just about flowers and vegetables, although obviously they play a big part, but you don’t need a big garden to have a go. Many things can be grown in pots or troughs. 

There are also many other aspects to our shows.  For those Bake-Off fans out there, why not put your skills to the test in our tent?  Also for the photographers and artists amongst us and all you clever creative people there are trophies to be won in the photography, art, floral art and handicraft sections. 

Not forgetting the younger members of the community there are handicraft trophies and cash prizes to be won. 

As well as the shows we also have a number of social events during the year including a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea,  a fun quiz in May, a gardener’s supper in the autumn, which is usually a Race Night, and this year we will be having a Christmas Quiz to round up the year. See the Social Events page for more details. As we no longer have any other social hub in the village, these events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends and we always make everybody very welcome.

Membership for the year is £4 for individual membership and £7 for a couple. There are 10 monthly meetings during the year on the first Tuesday of the month, starting in February.  We have speakers on a range of different subjects and tea, coffee and biscuits at the meetings.  

Our meetings are free to members but if any non-members want to come along, then it's just £3 per meeting.  

We have an annual schedule for show entries, so have a look through the schedule and you will see all the information on how to enter the shows (many classes are also open to non-members).  Schedules are available on this site at the beginning of the year and printed copies can be picked up at our meetings or call the Show Secretary for a copy.

Having had a very successful first 54 years, and we are very proud to say we still have some of the original founding members, we are always keen to welcome new members to our Society. So please come and join us as we continue into our second half century and looking forward to the future.

We also have our own Facebook Page at with regular updates on what is happening in the Society.

Stephen Ling - Chairman

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