Welcome to the website of Hermitage Horticultural Society & Gardening Club. Based in Hermitage, West Berkshire, we also welcome members from surrounding areas. If you have even a small interest in gardening and/or wildlife, this is a great place to talk with others with similar interests, and perhaps improve your knowledge. We would be very pleased to see you at our meetings and Shows. Our approach is informal and rest assured that you will not be judged, whatever your level of horticultural knowledge.
We hold three Shows each year, at which members may compete in a variety of Floral and Vegetable Classes, together with Homecraft and Photography sections. In each Show there are also classes for young people. Four evening meetings are held in the Spring and Autumn months, where speakers are invited to demonstrate or talk about their speciality, be it of horticultural, wildlife or general interest. Occasionally the evening gatherings may be based around a gardening quiz, but these are very light-hearted and the main objective is to have a fun evening. Friends and family of members are also welcome to attend.
Membership is only £5.00 per adult per year (children are free) which includes a printed Schedule outlining the Society’s activities for the coming season. The Schedule contains a card which provides discounts at local garden centres. If you wish to join the Society, please contact a Member of the Committee.
As an Affiliated Society of the RHS, we receive a Garden Entry card, which allows access to all the RHS gardens at a 30% discount. This may be borrowed throughout the year to allow access by a member and one guest to Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater Gardens, seven days a week.