Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from October through to May (but not in January).    

The meetings are held at Ardleigh Methodist Hall, Colchester Road, Ardleigh, CO7 7NP  and start at 7:45pm.  New members and visitors are always welcome.      Entry is free to members and there is a small charge of £1.50 for visitors.   Tea/Coffee and a biscuit is available after the talk, there is also a raffle.   

It is with great regret, that due to continuing Covid-19 uncertainty and the safeguarding procedures that would need to be put in place to hold our meetings, Ardleigh & District Horticultural Society Committee has made the decision to cancel the Society’s February, March, April and May meetings next year.   The Society has also decided to cancel the Plant & Cake Sale which is due to take place on Saturday 15th May 2021.

We sincerely hope that sufficient people will have been vaccinated and the vaccine will be doing its job to enable us to hold our Annual Show on Saturday 21st August 2021 at Ardleigh Village Hall.

Membership for 2019-2020 has been carried forward to 2020-2021, so members that joined for the 2019-2020 season will not have to pay any membership subscription for the 2020-2021 season.

Our 2020-2021 programme of speakers is

Wednesday October 14th 2020 - CANCELLED - A.G.M. followed by Alex Bass- A year in the Wildlife of Minsmere & Dunwich

Wednesday November 11th 2020 - CANCELLED - Rob Sheriff - Growing Cut Flowers alongside Nature's Visitors

Wednesday December 9th 2020 - CANCELLED - Simon Gallup - The Unknown Constable Country (2 screens - 1 Constable's picture, the other as it is now)

Wednesday February 10th 2021 - CANCELLED - Peter Jones - Jumbo - The history of Colchester's Water Tower

Wednesday March 10th 2021 - CANCELLED

Wednesday April 14th 2021 - CANCELLED -  Brian Carline - Pelargoniums, their varieties and propagation

Wednesday May 12th 2021 - CANCELLED - Rodney Tibbs - Patio Gardening and Gardening in small spaces

** Saturday May 15th 2021 - CANCELLED - Plant & Cake Sale at the Village Hall 9:30-11:30

** Saturday August 21st 2021 - Annual Flower and Produce Show at the Village Hall 

** These events are held at the Village Hall