This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

All about us and what we do

Society affiliated with the Royal Horticultural SocietyThe Barham and District Horticultural Society, centered around the village of Barham in Kent is a friendly, active, local society which promotes and stimulates interest in all aspects of gardening - from growing vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees to the quiet enjoyment of gardens and their wildlife. The Society was founded in 1895 and has over 200 members drawn from a wide area including surrounding villages - from enthusiastic active gardeners to those with a less active interest in gardens who often just wish to enjoy participating in the society's events and activities.

Activities take place throughout the year including group outings to well known gardens, talks in Kingston or Barham Village Halls, plant sales and swaps and two annual shows. The Summer Show (July) together with the Autumn Show (September), are the highlights of the Society's year giving members and non-members a chance to display their own grown fruit, vegetables and flowers together with classes for floral art, cookery, photography and additional classes for young people. Outings are another key feature of the Society's year previous years have included coach trips to the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley garden and to Le Bois de Moutiers in France.

The society also provides members with the opportunity for bulk buying of heavy items such as gro-bags, compost and other gardening products which are delivered to your door. We also run an annual discount seed purchasing programme.

The Horticultural Society is run by a committee drawn from the wide village membership and appointed by members at an AGM. If you would like to become a member of would like further information please contact any member of the committee, or come to a future event and meet us.

How to become a member

We welcome new members - you don't have to be a skilled gardener, younger or older, just interested in some aspect of gardening.

To join simply complete the online entry form with your contact details and what class of membership (individual or family) you would like and either the Chairman (Tim Bines) or the Hon. Secretary will be in touch with you to provide your membership card and other information (as well as seeking you subscription!).

Annual membership is 5 for an individual or 10 for a family.

Online membership form

The Committee

Role Name
President Brigadier M. A. Atherton, CBE, JP, DL, DCL
Vice-Presidents Mrs. J. Clough,
Mrs. S. Clough,
Prof. A. Bull,
Mrs. E. Bines,
Mr. B. Wright,
Mrs. G. McGuire,
Mrs. T. Flemming,
Mr. V. Cracknell,
Mr. T. Cummings
Chairman Dr. Tim Bines Contact online
Hon. Treasurer Mr. Andrew Clough,
Membership Secretary Mrs. Liz Dallison Contact online
Event Co-ordinator Mrs. Jill Terry,
Hon. Show Secretaries Mrs. Jan Borgioli,
Mrs. Jane Forbes-Evans
Committee Mr. John Crothall,
Mrs. Mary Duke,
Mrs. Pat Austin,
Mr. Richard Borthwick,
Mrs. Helen Crofts
Village Hall Representative Mrs. Liz Leyland
Website Tony Borgioli Contact online

AGM Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2017 Minutes (Unapproved) (NEW)

Minutes from previous Annual General Meetings

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2016 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2015 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2014 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2013 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2012 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2011 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2010 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2009 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF 2008 Minutes

Adobe Acrobat PDF Barham & District Horticultural Society report to Barham & Kingston Parish Council 2011

Adobe Acrobat PDF Barham & District Horticultural Society report to Barham Parish Council 2010

Next EventWednesday
9th May 7:30pm

'Gardens of Canterbury Cathedral'
An illustrated talk by Philip Oostenbrink Takes place 07.30pm Kingston Barn.
Directions to Kingston Barn 


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