Welcome to Portishead Horticultural Society



About the society

The Society was formed in 1863 and currently has over 100 members. The Society is affiliated to the Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs and the Royal Horticultural Society.

In addition to the Show the Society have monthly meetings with talks from speakers who can offer advice and guidance on all manner of gardening problems. The Society host a Spring Show and the Summer Show in July.

Full details of the members evenings and events appear on the site. The cost of membership is currently £15.00 (to be increased to £20 at renewal in November) which entitles you to attend 9 monthly meetings and the AGM (plus fee of £1.00 per meeting) and free entry to the Summer Flower Show! For full details of the Show please see portishead summer show . Visitors are welcome at the meetings but we do ask that you pay a fee of £3.00. To join the Society please email or telephone 07895 052242. Please note that monthly meetings have moved to the second Tuesday of the month (they were previously held on the third Wednesday).

The Society also organise coach trips and bookings for a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park in April will be taken at the February and March meeting when a £10 non refundable deposit will be required. For further information on trips call Daphne Dennis on 01275 265455.

Whilst we are a horticultural society we are effectively a group of people who are interested in gardening, whether it be a small plot, a window box or on a grand scale. We are particularly keen to welcome new members for example people who have moved to Port Marine or the Village Quarter who have recently acquired a garden for the first time who may be looking for inspiration and practical advice.