Welcome to Portishead Horticultural Society
About the society
The Society was formed in 1863 and currently has over 300 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. We have a celebrity gardener talk each year and we are delighted to say that the 2013 talk was given by Toby Buckland on "Continuous Colour". Toby is a former presenter of BBC's Gardeners World and now runs a nursery, he writes regularly for a number of garden magazines and has written a number of books. The celebrity talks are a ticket only meeting open to members and non members with reduced price tickets for members..
Full details of the members evenings and events appear on the site. The cost of membership is currently £12.00 (reduced to £10,00 for new members who have an allotment) which entitles you to see 12 speakers and free entry to the Summer Flower Show! For full details of the Show please see portishead flower show.
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.