About the Sutton Bonington Horticultural Society...


The Society was formed in the 1970’s as an association for allotment holders with the primary objective of ensuring that the allotments, owned by the Parish Council, were efficiently managed. Over the ensuing years the scope and membership of the Society expanded to include everyone who was interested in gardening. In 1984 the Society organised it's first horticultural show, a small affair held in the village hall, which became the origin of the large show that has been held on the village playing field since 1987 and which now regularly attracts up to 3000 visitors.

The Society has over 100 family members giving a total membership of  approximately 200 from the local community and beyond.



 To promote gardening throughout the community and to provide a 
 forum for people to learn more about plants and gardening through 
 talks, visits and social activities.


 1) To organise up to 7 free horticultural talks per annum to be held from
     September to April in the Village Hall.

 2) To organise an Annual Spring Show in the Village Hall.

 3) To organise an Autumn Show in September on the playing field.
     Entering exhibits in both shows is free to all members and residents
     of Sutton Bonington, Normanton-on-Soar, Zouch, Kingston-on -Soar,
     Ratcliffe-on-Soar and West Leake.

 4) To arrange garden visits to places of special horticultural interest
     (entry fees applicable).

 5) To hold social events such as the Summer Garden Walkabout and
     the Christmas/New Year Party.

 6) To provide members with the opportunity to buy seeds and bulbs at
     discounted rates 

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